'XB', '351-GT', '250ci', 'six-cylinder' ... what do these things mean? To a car enthusiast, it all makes sense. The 'muscle cars' of the 1960s and 1970s were flamboyant racing machines, attracting a large community of enthusiasts.
- Ask students to research iconic cars from the 1970s. Make a list of these cars and create a database. The database can be presented as a poster or as an electronic version that all students have access to. Use the following websites as a guide. Encourage students to complete additional research:
Falcon GT Club of Australia, http://www.falcongtclub.org
Old Holden.com, http://holdenpaedia.oldholden.com
- Ask students to create a web page for a car sales company that sells Australian muscle cars from the 1970s. The web page can be set up as a classifieds page similar to those in an online newspaper or trading site. The layout must include the following components:
- a company logo designed by students
- background information on iconic cars from the 1960s and 1970s (all cars must be Australian)
- a list of five cars for sale in the classifieds section, including their descriptions and prices
- images, diagrams and information on the history of each car.
- Ask students to complete the activity electronically or on paper, and then to participate in a sharing and viewing session.