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Summer 2021 Issue

ACME 1969 Chevrolet Blazer K/5 Blazing trails with this first-year SUV classic

It seems like Chevrolet spent much of the 1960s playing catchup. Caught flatfooted by the overwhelming success of Ford’s Mustang it took Chevy nearly three years to build their own sporty compact to compete. But even before the pony car wars began, another battleground was brewing. Jeep had dominated the passenger-carrying 4x4 market throughout the 1950s, and in 1961 it was joined—with surprising success—by International Harvester’s Scout. Ford and Chevy both took immediate note and...

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