Category Archives: Antique Auto Advertising

Antique Auto Advertising:
1960 National Auto Show, Cobo Hall’s First

We’ve earlier shown the commercial for the ’61 Chevrolets that Dinah Shore shot at the 1960 National Auto Show, the first auto show held in the then new Cobo Hall, and the first time the National Auto Show was held … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising:
Ford’s Village Industries

Henry Ford was a farm boy who hated the city. He also understood that the success of the Model T meant the end of farm life as he knew it. As a personal project Ford started the Ford Village Industries, … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising:
Cord Front Drive
Bonus: ’30s Movie Chase Scene w/ Auburn & Cord

The automobile known as the Cord L-29, wasn’t really the model designation given to the car by E.L. Cord. It was simply the Cord Front Drive. Usually, for Antique Auto Advertising, we feature a vintage television ad or old promotional … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising:
But the Mazda Goes Mmmmmm

To celebrate Mazda’s announcement that the rotary engine will continue to be part of their plans going forward and that the company is developing multiple versions of the Wankel, this week’s edition of Antique Auto Advertising has a RX-3 commercial … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising: Surf Music Edition – You Meet The Nicest People On A Honda
Brian Wilson Sells Out & The Hondells

Yes this is a motorbike ad campaign, but if Honda had not gotten established selling Honda 50s and Dreams in the US, it would have never gone on to be an automaker. Had California musicians not embraced the little Honda, … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising: Plymouth Baccaruda… er Barracuda

This week marks the 47th birthday of the first “pony” car, the Plymouth Barracuda, introduced on April 1, 1964, two weeks before the Ford Mustang got its own public debut at the New York World’s Fair. Though they later got … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising: Rambler Sales Training Filmstrips

Continuing in a Rambler vein, the early 1960s were the golden years for American Motors. The deep recession of 1957-58, caused in no small part by the UAW’s strike against General Motors, ended up validating George Romney’s small car evangelism … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising & Car Tunes Twofer
Paul Revere & the Raiders Sing the GTO’s Praises

  Apparently, singer Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & the Raiders liked the GTO Judge so much that he wrote a song and offered it to Pontiac. At least that’s how the story goes. Jim Wangers is involved so the … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising: Tucker: The Man and the Car

I’ve been delving into things Tucker lately so for this week’s episode of Antique Auto Advertising w’ere featuring Tucker: The Man and His Car, a promotional newsreel that Preston Tucker had made to promote the Tucker car and not incidentally … Continue reading

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Antique Auto Advertising: 1963 Mercury Monterey Breezeway

Ford always had a problem distinguishing the now shuttered Mercury brand from similar Ford products. The early 1960s was a time of innovation and gadgetry in the American auto industry so I suppose it wasn’t considered outlandish to have a … Continue reading

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