Driving Through the '70s

This eighteen month exhibition, opening in May 2023 and running until October 2024, explores the contradictions of the 1970s, and how these were reflected in vehicles we loved.

The exhibition covers: The Oil Crisis, The Rise of Imports, The Environmental Movement, Motorcycles & Bicycles, The Death of the Muscle Car, The Rise of Recreational Vehicles, Safety, and Vehicles in Popular Culture.

The Museum needs more '70s vehicles to tell these stories than we have in our collection, so can you help us out?

Here is our Vehicle Wish List. If you, a club member or friend has one or more of these vehicles, and are interested in having it on display at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum, please reach out to Justin Cuffe, Curator of Transportation at justin.cuffe@gov.ab.ca. or call 780-312-2079. 

Note: 

  • we are open to transporting Wish List Vehicles
  • we hope to have vehicles for the entire length of the exhibition, but this is negotiable
  • insurance is provided for the vehicles in the exhibition while at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Vehicle Wish List:

Year

Make

model

1970

Chevrolet

Camaro Z-28

1970

Dodge

Challenger (Vanishing Point)

1970

Harley-Davidson

XR750 Motorcycle

1970

Plymouth

Road Runner

1970

Pontiac

GTO (Two Lane Blacktop)

1971

Cadillac

Eldorado (Superfly)

1971

Honda

ATC90

1972

Volkswagen

Beetle

1973

Chevrolet

El Camino

1973

Dodge

D Series Club Cab

1973

Ford

Pinto

1973

Ford

Ranchero

1973

GMC/Chevrolet

C/K Series pickup

1973

Pontiac

Trans Am (McQ)

1973

Pontiac

Ventura Spirit   (The Seven Ups)

1974

AMC

Hornet (The Man with the Golden Gun)

1974

Ford

Gran Torino (Starsky and Hutch)

1974

Pontiac

Firebird Esprit (Rockford Files)

1975

Ford

F-150

1976

Lotus

Esprit S1 (The Spy Who Loved Me)

1977

BMW

R100RS Motorcycle

1977

Pontiac

Trans Am Black& Gold Edition (Smokey and The Bandit)

1978

Chevrolet

El Camino

1978

Chevrolet

Silver Anniversary Edition Corvette

1978

Plymouth

Road Runner

1978

Volkswagen

Rabbit

1979

Chevrolet

Camaro Z-28

1979

Ford

Ranchero

1970-1976

Buick

Opel

1970-1977

Mercury

Capri

1970-1978

AMC

Gremlin

1970s

baby car seat

 

1970s

Honda

Civic, first generation

1970s

Plymouth

Barracuda

1970s

Plymouth

Superbird

1970s

Scamper or Empress trailer

 

1970s

ten-speed bicycle

 

1970s

Toyota

Corolla E20, Second generation

1970s

Any Make

Customized Van and or other customized vehicle

1970s Banana bike

Banana bike

 

1971-73

Plymouth

Cricket

1971-79

Dodge/Plymouth

Colt

1972 – 79

Chevrolet

L.U.V.

1972-79

Ford

Courier

1973 - 1978

Ford

Mustang II

1974 to 1977

Chevrolet

Camaro

1976-79

Dodge

Warlock

1977-79

Kawasaki Motorcycle

KZ1000C

1978 or 1979

Dodge

Li'l Red Express

1970s

Crash test dummy