Time Ma­chine

Popular Mechanics (South Africa) - - Contents -

Jan­uary 1967 Too Dan­ger­ous to Drive! POP­U­LAR ME­CHAN­ICS talks to some of Amer­ica’s tough­est car in­spec­tors to find out why many cars wouldn’t pass a road-safety check.

Fe­bru­ary 1967 US Heli­copters In Viet­nam In this is­sue, we paid trib­ute to the US heli­copters of the Viet­nam War, which was still in full swing at the time.

March 1967 The Fan­tas­tic Cam­era Tricks Be­hind ‘Grand Prix’ For this ex­cit­ing cover, POP­U­LAR ME­CHAN­ICS delves into the in­no­va­tive tech­niques needed to film the rac­ing scenes in the 1966 film Grand Prix. Be­lieve it or not, some of the shots were even cap­tured in-car dur­ing the Monaco Grand Prix.

June 1967 Good Color Re­cep­tion De­pends On Even way back in the ana­logue past, you knew you could rely on POP­U­LAR ME­CHAN­ICS to help you get the most out of your brand-new colour TV.

J uly 1967 Build This Un­der­wa­ter Aqua­plane In the US sum­mer of ’67, this DIY aqua­plane was touted as be­ing ‘a lot like wa­ter ski­ing, but with more thrills’. Be­ing towed at ski­ing speed, but un­der­wa­ter? We’re call­ing it a ‘maybe’.

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