Inspired by Port - Let's see some period adverts

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fergieswatchmaker
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Martin Port's excellent Beetle-ad blog had me scurrying to my loft in search of some good, old-fashioned ads.

Please add yours. Non-PC ads are not mandatory but, I suspect, could be a recurring theme.

Now, then - this chap looks fairly pleased with himself..

 

But did he remember to add a can of Combat Multiglide?

 

 

Remember 'Rally' car wax? Neither do I.

 

 

A nice colour ad from Dunlop, for the man who liked to take his Stag on safari..

 

 

And one of my all-time favourites; the copy is simply priceless. Now, I'm gonna get me a full re-trim in wonderful Bri-Nylon.

 

DUESIE
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I used to like saving the American car ads out of old National Geographics magazines. A lot of the old VW Beetle ads would have been featured there too, but here are a few that I kept more for the artwork than any other reason. Now I have set up a photo sharing site, I can post a lot more if there is interest.

55 Chev

56 Chev

64 Mustang

55 Cadillac

56 Cadillac

And for the so-called 'MrTotty' here is an original ad for the 1966 Lincoln Continental Coupe.

DUESIE
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And as another excuse to discuss old ads, I liked the artwork used in a lot of the American ads from the fifties and Pontiac in particular kept the tradition going through the sixties long after most others had started using photography. I later found that the Pontiac ads were painted by Arthur Fizpatrick and Van Kauffman. In what was a new way of working they developed a style where AF did the cars and VK did the background. They had also worked for most of the other brands prior to the Pontiac contract. I have quite a collection of their work and if there is interest I can scan better copies..

65 Pontiac

66 Pontiac

69 Pontiac

 

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 Classic American have just completed a series on that very subject-over 3 months

fergieswatchmaker
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Thanks for those, DUESIE.

The artwork is indeed superb, and the images exciting and aspirational.

In 1972 vauxhall gave us this:

 

Oh well. I always thought the eerie landscape launch shots of the Allegro were a bit 'different':

 

 

 

Hang on, where did she come from? Another one of my favourites.

£3.50? Priceless, more like. God bless Harry Moss.

 

 

Marty Hopkirk's brother?

 

 

My dad fitted one of these Paddy Hopkirk door mirrors to his Triumph 2000. Very snazzy it looked, too. (Inspired by - blatant copy of - the BMW / MB style mirror.)

 

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Love the seventies British ads too, they managed to look as cheap and tacky as the products being flogged. I have loads more old ads, when I have time to scan and upload. I suspect this thread will run a while.

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Yup, I reckon there must be some gems just waiting to be unearthed.

In the meantime, I'm off to the loft to find some, er, 'fresh catch'.

I feel some tyres coming on..

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Excellent links. The artwork at pontiacsonline is spectacular.