VIDEO: Spot the Classic 4x4s in This Off-Road Video from 1970

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As you may have gathered from the Blazer and IH Scout II post yesterday, my enthusiasm for vintage four-wheel drive trucks knows no bounds. This short video shows vintage four-wheel drive vehicles in their element — the Pritchett Arch Jeep trail in Moab, Utah — in 1970. See if you can identify all the classic 4x4s.


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It’s so cool to see trucks like this actually being used like four-wheel drive vehicles, yet still wearing skinny, bias ply tires and chrome hubcaps.

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What vintage 4x4s do you spot?

Dee Gardiner also posted a video filmed at the Slickrock Trail in Utah, featuring a ride with his dad and brother aboard a then-new 1970 Yamaha 100cc Trailmaster and a 1964 Yamaha 80cc MG-1 Trailmaster.

The 4×4 they’re towing it with looks the same as the one in the Jeep trail video. The trailer hauling the bikes looks like it may have been home-built. It’s cool, whatever it is.

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This is 40 years before anything like a GoPro ever came along. It must’ve been shot on something like the Kodak M7 Instamatic Movie Camera that was so popular at the end of the 1960s and start of the 1970s.

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It’s so fun to see documents like this. Whatever people think about the dangers and evils of the internet, films like this make the whole thing an invaluable resource.

(Tip o’ the hat to Victoria Pridgen for posting this one!)


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