Check out the great sports coupes tested in the July 1971 issue of Road & Track. From left to right, Fiat 124 coupe, Opel GT, Triumph GT6+, MGB/GT, and Datsun 240Z. Can you imagine what it was like to hear this contingent of GTs crushing through town or charging up a mountain pass? Probably equal parts sweat, petrochemical fumes, coffee breath, smokes and fried food, with a side order of grins, grimaces and gonads. How very MadMen most likely!
Personally, I remember these cars rorting in daily traffic and silent in parking lots. It didn't take a special occasion to see one, although it was always a special occasion to me. I can think of personal stories involving each car pictured with the exception of the Opel GT. I've always loved that mini Corvette styling, but have never known anyone that owned or rode in one. My parents brought an Opel station wagon back with them from Germany in 1961, but that was a horse of a different color.