Bloomington 1970s

Bloomington yesterday: Driving along in ’70s style

The ’70s brought bell-bottoms, boomboxes and bustle to Bloomington. Take a retro ride along Penn Avenue S. and American Boulevard W. The long lines of a gold-tone, Coupe DeVille fill the intersection here. In 1970, classic cars, compact cars and muscle cars rolled along in sleek style. Did you ever see a AMC Gremlin, Chevrolet Impala, Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang Boss, Plymouth Road Runner or Pontiac Grand Prix? 

To keep your car going, tires were on sale for $18.99. It’s hard not to miss those prices, no matter what the model. The ’70s were a time of abundant change, on and off the road.