By Monica Lee on August 01, 2018
When a generation has more than 76 million people in it, they have HUGE purchasing power and influence on almost every consumer product available, including automotive vehicles. To attract buyers, the car industry had to capture the hearts of those raised on "The Jetsons" TV show, NASA space exploration, and keep the promise of a brighter future alive. Think of the Porsche and Lamborghini and how inspired and forward-thinking they looked. The industry also reflected the individuality of the '60s and the cars were successful, including the Volkswagen Beetles and Microbuses. In the ‘80s, when boomers had families, station wagons and minivans had appeal, like the Volvo 240 GLT, and the Dodge Caravan Turbos. Yes, you may recall a time before SUVs were the only cars on the road.
And let's not forget the cars that Boomers dreamed of driving. Some of you may even have had posters in your bedroom along with Farrah Fawcett. For instance, just looking at the Jaguar XJ220, the Ferrari 250 GTO or the Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette, could give you chills and thrills. Go ahead, test yourself on recognizing these cars from the past. You'll get instant memories that will put a smile on your face. Get ready for a road trip back in time!