1969 - Drive

  • 1969 BMW 1602 Electric E10

    1969 BMW 1602 Electric E10

    History by Paul Beard. Paul Beard tells the story of the BMW 1602 Electric – 1969 Fifty-two years ago, at the Geneva Motor Show of March 1966, BMW launched the 1602 model. Here, we explore the electric version of this stylish saloon, which became the springboard for the company’s involvement with electric cars that culminated with the i3, launched in 2013.

  • 1969 COPO Chevrolet Camaro

    1969 COPO Chevrolet Camaro

    COPO Camaro. COPO a load of this! Tony runs the rule over a very special find at the annual Chryslers at Brooklands event in Surrey - a rare, collectable and valuable special order Camaro, newly arrived in the UK...

  • 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

    1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1

    Mach Mustang '69 Tony winds the clock back 50 years, to when a very special version of the Ford Mustang was making a name for Ford’s evergreen pony car: All hail the Mach 1!

  • Cars in the movies

    Cars in the movies Co-Star Cars

    Cars in the movies Co-Star Cars ‘The car was the most significant discipline within industrial design,’ writes Stephen Bayley. ‘But, curiously, while from Ike Turner to Marc Bolan the car and pop fed frenziedly off each other, despite its enormous symbolic force the car has rarely starred in masterpiece cinema. It is surprisingly rare for a car to be a meaningful element of character development in first-rate films. But there are exceptions…’

  • In this month: 31 July 1971 first Lunar Rover drives on the Moon

    Lunar Rover

    What is perhaps the human race’s greatest achievement, the Apollo 11 moon landing, happened 50 years ago this month. The complexity of the Saturn V spacecraft and the creativity of the human mind seemed to know no bounds, enabling Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin actually to walk on the surface of the moon.

  • In this month: January 1969 The birth of Michael Schumacher

    In this month: January 1969 The birth of Michael Schumacher

    A seven-time Formula 1 World Champion. That’s the title that Michael Schumacher can still claim, and a title that might never be broken. Words by Neil Godwin-Stubbert.

  • Suddenly it’s 1969

    1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

    Tony Oksien dials the Classic American time machine back 50 years to 1969 when the muscle car wars were raging and horsepower ruled the roads…