Category Archives: Advertising

Chrysler Pioneered 3D Films for 1939 World’s Fair:
In Tune With Tomorrow/New Dimensions/Motor Rhythms

I hate to repeat myself but it’s always interesting what things you find when you’re looking for something else. Mark Phelan of the Detroit Free Press took an inside look at the world’s biggest tire, the 86 foot tall Uniroyal … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising:
R.I.P. Peter Bergman 1939-2012

I’m still trying to get over the death of Andrew Breitbart. Andrew was one of the people who encouraged me to write about cars. Now, sadly, another person I consider an influence has died. This morning while perusing Instapundit, I … Continue reading

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Those That Live by the Celebrity Sword, Die by it Too

Maybe hitching your wagon to some celebrity’s fame may not be the best way to market your wares. Last fall GM arranged for West Coast Customs to do their thing to a CTS-V coupe for Justin Bieber. That generosity was … Continue reading

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Celebrity Spotting at the Chicago Auto Show

Mr. Monopoly works for Toyota now I wasn’t expecting to see any celebs during the press days at the Chicago Auto Show but I did manage to snag photos of two.  Working one of Toyota’s display areas is none other … Continue reading

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So Who Will Really Get The First New NSX, Seinfeld or Leno?

Honda and Acura’s ad campaign for this year’s Super Bowl has gotten a bit of attention already days before the “big game”, in part because they got out their checkbook and hired some high profile talent like actor Matthew Broderick, … Continue reading

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Fathers, Sons & Cars.
Chevy Super Bowl Ad
& The Quest Documentary

The first car that I remember was my father’s dark blue Oldsmobile. My Zayde, my maternal grandfather, raised five daughters dealing in scrap paper and rags. My Bubbie, my grandmother, and her entire extended family all immigrated to Detroit. With … Continue reading

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2012 NAIAS: My Chevy Camaro ZL1 Carbon Concept TimeSplice Experience (In Real 3D)

Car guys and gals may be satisfied with all the shiny new cars and concepts at the 2012 NAIAS, but the families they bring to the show may have shorter automotive attention spans, so the manufacturers’ displays are filled with … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising: Studebaker – Avanti’s Disc Brakes, “European Look” ’53 Coupe, a Young Tom Bosley, and Mr. Ed

Studebaker, the little car company that eventually couldn’t. It sure was plucky, though, while it lasted. For our weekly look at vintage car commercials and promotional films, here is an ad from 1953 touting the “European look” of the then … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising: Lawrence Welk Urges Us to “Join the Swing to Swept Wing”

This video is not in stereo 3D Back in the early days of television (and radio, too) shows frequently were sponsored by a single advertiser for an entire season. While Chevrolet famously sponsored Dinah Shore’s variety show, in 1957 Dodge-Plymouth … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising: Peg Leg Pedro the Pirate Pitches Chevys

The Jam Handy Organization studios in Detroit were the equal of just about anything in Hollywood outside of the huge major studios. At its peak JHO employed two full orchestras just for soundtrack use and had a number of soundstages. … Continue reading

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