“Dazed and Confused” is one of my favorite movies, probably Top 5 all time on my list, and I have been a devout fan since 1994. Like the plot of the 1993 comedy set in 1976, my tenure at Santa Rosa High School was smokey and involved too much Foghat.
I could go on about this period piece and how it still resonates three-decades later because of timeless themes with an incredible cast but ultimately it’s a great movie to kick back to. You can have a couple of beverages, smoke a little (if it’s legal in your area for recreational use) and enjoy funny flick with a great soundtrack and even better cars.
The movie is set in Austin, Texas in 1976 and we are in the post Muscle Car era but as high school students they are rolling in hand me down cars that resonate as products from a bygone era. The mid-70s wasn’t a particularly great era for American cars as emissions laws sucked away performance but the cars of “Dazed and Confused” are largely early 70s.
What follows are the cars from a cult classic that is still in rotation at my home: