Here’s a solid dose of nostalgia with a 20-minute compilation of car and truck commercials from the 1950s and ’60s.
The ads include the wonders of Tri-5 Chevys, a “red-carpet” ride in an AMC Ambassador, big-block Edsels, beating the urethane nose of a Pontiac GTO with a crow bar, hauling a Chevy truck up the side of a perpendicular cliff, electric Ford Mustang toys and cartoon mice enjoying a ’55 Rambler.
There’s even a short training film for Sinclair gas-station dealers.
Presented by the Classic Car Garage, these ads display the wants and concerns of mid-century car buyers. Some of the ads, though undoubtedly sincere, are downright bizarre.