Inspired by Port - Let's see some period adverts
Don't remember seeing that colour Scimitar ad before. I'm still waiting to receive my Bond Equipe brochure, ordered from the Earl's Court show in about 1970. I don't think they took my enquiry too seriously; being about 11 at the time might have had something to do with it.
Thought I'd post a few to remind us how the tyre manufacturers were trying to tempt us back in the '70s:
Not quite as exciting from Michelin in 1973:
If you bought India GT Radials you'd be a hero who got the girl:
But these Dunlop Formula 70 ads from 1976 really blew away this 16 year-old who was gagging for his provisional licence:
Looking back, you have to love all that seventies stuff! As for the earlier American ones I posted, here are a few more with variations on a similar artistic style;
and a similar vintage Chevrolet.
Here's a few from the fifties;
and the 56 Lincoln
On a different tack, I always liked the Thirties art deco style, particularly the French brands.
Houdaille shock absorbers.
I guess the ad is for NERKA plugs rather than Bugatti
Then of course there is the logical successor to the Bugatti and Hotchkiss tradition; the Facel Vega;
another ad for that 1966 Lincoln Coupe;
but I would like to know more about Wonder Mist ! Something about cleaning your car without water.
Concentrating initially on my own classics:
Just the fact that it was colour is all the evidence you need of how upmarket this car was,
Love the way they are justifying a total lack of R&D.
OK, this is more for a car I no longer have (I'll find a decent +2 Ad later), but just thought some people would be interested in some of the claims being made in this one!
Is it my imagination or are those people milling around to take your attention off the rear-end styling?
For anyone who likes the Art Fitzpatrick and Van Kaufman illustrations there is more info athttp://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/those-amazing-psychedelic-pontiac-ads-by-fitzpatrick-and-kaufman/ and at http://www.motortrend.com/classic/features/c12_0509_classic_art_art_fitzpatrick/viewall.html but the best stuff is at http://www.pontiacsonline.com/FITZ%20AND%20VAN.htm
I loved that pontiacsoline link - thanks for posting that up, gave me all sorts of inspiration for my own stuff. They must be a 3rd wider than normal though!..obviously no ASA around in those days :)
I cheated and Googled a couple of Plus 2 ads for James
Featuring ACBC himself
Not quite Fitzpatrick and Von Kaufman, but suitably fashionable artwork.
One of the famous "Your mother wouldn't like it" ads from MG. At least she has kept her clothes on this time. Scanned from a 1974 Autosport.