Thirty years ago, manufacturers allowed magazine guys to not only abuse new vehicles, but modify them as well. Shortly after the press junket that introduced the then-new '76 CJ7 Jeep, CC staff guys begged for a black-on-black model so they could, you guessed it, add flames. And . . . wait for it . . . big tires and wheels. Staff dude Bruce Caldwell proved that he could drive more than a quarter-mile at a time by plowing full throttle over the river and through the woods. The inset photo proves that that real car guys can break anything. By Douglas R. Glad Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!