Some call the late-1960s the glory days of TV advertising. Back then, they say you could almost hear the crackling of brain electricity on Mad. Ave. as Burnett tried its damndest to bitchslap the Ogilvy hotshots into submission, as Doyle Dane Bernbach wielded his fountain pen like a scythe against old-world ad constructs. We mention this on the occasion of finding an ad for the 1968 Pontiac GTO that should be in the Smithsonian. Yes, kids. Cars were once pop culture.

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