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Fiat J-Lo Ad Clusterfark Continues, Body Double’s Fiat 500 Broke Down in Mid-Shoot

Photo: Ed Morales The promotional tie-up between the Fiat brand in America and entertainer Jennifer Lopez was supposed to be the foundation for the launch of the Fiat 500 on this side of the Atlantic. Instead its become a gaffe … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising: Dinah Shore for Chevrolet from a Brand New Cobo Hall

This 1961 ad from the Dinah Shore Show, has Dinah singing a jazz paean to Chevrolet about how in the fall (when new models were traditionally introduced) “the eyes of the nation turn to Detroit town, where the cars are, … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising: Route 66, Sponsored by Chevrolet

While searching for versions of Route 66 for our weekly Car Tunes feature, I came across this 1964 Impala Sport Coupe ad. It’s not as common today but back in the day a tv show’s entire production would be entirely … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With This Picture? – Promotional Pachyderm Edition

Click on the anaglyph stereo 3D image to launch a Flash player and view the entire gallery of photos in 2D or your choice of S-3D formats. Since the early days of the industry, car companies have used a variety … Continue reading

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Chevrolet Centennial: Chrome Heartbeat Shining

Billy Durant and his partners incorporated Chevrolet Motor Co. 100 years ago this month. Chromeography is a very cool web site devoted to vintage automotive and appliance badging. To celebrate Chevy’s centennial, designer Christian Annyas went through Chromeography’s collection and … Continue reading

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Just Try And Make A Better Used Car Lot Commercial Than This – Cuban Gynecologist & American Auto Salesman

This video is not in stereo 3D Local car dealers have the best commercials. Rhett & Link, a couple of comedians, musicians and filmmakers, agree. They currently produce a reality tv show with them traveling around the country, visiting small … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising: Suddenly It’s 1960! – Plymouth’s 1957 Ads.

I haven’t been able to find any Chrysler Corp. brand newsreels from the 1920s or 1930s but I did find some very historical ads from 1957. That year was the introduction of Virgil Exner’s “Forward Look” cars that shook up … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising: Ford Motion Picture Laboratories – A Silent Film Tour Through The Rouge Complex

From 1913 until 1933, Ford produced its own promotional and instructional films with Ford Motion Picture Laboratories. Here’s a silent film promoting the huge Rouge complex. From the looks of the station hacks showing a group of people arriving for … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising – Chevrolet Leader News

Before television, car companies advertised their products to audiences at movie theaters. Movie operators were always looking for inexpensive or free filler between features and the car companies obliged. Ford had their own in-house studio, Ford Motion Picture Laboratories, though … Continue reading

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Chevrolet Premieres Centennial Commercial

Chevrolet has been criticized for repeatedly resorting to nostalgia and patriotism to sell its cars to Americans. Even its current “Chevy Runs Deep” tagline carries with it an implicit reference to the company’s long history and role in American culture. … Continue reading

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