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Carmakers Enter the Space Race

Carmakers Enter the Space Race

In the 1960s, the United States and Russia were caught up in the space race. This meant that everything from high ball glasses and furniture to women’s hats and automobiles were designed with outerspace in mind. Some of the most exciting cars from the 1960s were designed and named to invoke images of satellites, planets, and rocket ships.

One of the most memorable ‘space race’ cars with the 1960-1961 Ford Galaxie Starline. This car evokes not only the ultimate goal to explore the galaxy, but to do it in a stylish car that zips through the stars.

1958 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88

1958 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88

There were countless standout classic Oldsmobile models churned out over the decades that the company was one of the automotive leaders in the United States. Of course Oldsmobile has not been around since 2004 as a company actively manufacturing motor vehicles, but the quality old cars of the past will be with us forever.

One of the vehicles that was a standard bearer for Oldsmobile for many years was the Oldsmobile 88. The Olds 88 was a full-size car that first made its debut just when the automotive industry was starting to find its legs again after World War II in 1949. The car remained in production for some five decades lasting through the 1999 model year and this is certainly quite an accomplishment for any nameplate.