When it comes to being convinced of the merits of the half car/half truck hybrid pretty much any argument no matter how ridiculous or far-fetched will work—at least for us.
What was the midsize car to beat in 1983? According to this slightly delusional vintage Chevy commercial it was clearly the Celebrity. No import at any price could match "the room it gives you for the mileage it gives you at any price".
Pickup trucks are usually the featured vehicles of hard luck tales put to music, but in this case of this vintage commercial it's a 1973 Mazda RX3 wagon.
He was hardly a boy but Joe Isuzu, the star of this cautionary vintage advertisement, loved fooling the townspeople by "crying wolf" about his Isuzu Trooper being stuck in the mud or not having the capacity to carry a load of logs.
When you have a garage stuffed with a 1946 MG, a 1957 Thunderbird, an XK Jaguar, a C1 Corvette and a Ferrari Dino what would you drive every day? It's clear from this vintage advertisement that Volvo thought the answer to that question was a 1987 740 Turbo.
Oldsmobile thought their 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 was tough but they didn't want you to take their word for it. Instead they got a tough talking spokesman dressed up as a construction worker to explain it to you.
Behold the "Doubting Thomases", they line the street wearing trench coats murmuring no in a creepy manner. If that wasn't bad enough, they don't believe anything you tell them about cars.
The Toyota pickup truck had the longest bed and the biggest engine of all the "little half ton trucks" in 1974. Good news in case you have a pet camel named Marjorie like the casual Toyota spokesperson in this vintage advertisement.
Most car lovers are familiar with the sensation detailed in this 1982 Datsun commercial, even if the object of their "someday dreams" isn't a 280ZX.
BMW was rejecting the luxury car's preoccupation with prestige in the 80s, at least that is what they were telling people. Perhaps they didn't pick the best car to illustrate that point, showing a vintage Duesenberg as the vehicle with hood ornament that didn't mean anything.
The tentative agreement announced earlier today between the Canadian Auto Workers and the General apparently contains provisions for, among other things, increased GM investment in production of a new vehicle at the Oshawa, Ontario plant. Why does this plant sound so familiar? Well, it's probably because it's where…
A spokesperson for the Canadian Auto Workers is claiming the union and General Motors have reached a tentative agreement on terms for a new contract after pulling a bargaining all-nighter. We totally remember those nights from our time in school. We're just wondering whether they used Red Bull or those…
We read this morning in the Detroit News the UAW was interested in maybe making their own socialist-style private equity bid for the 'merican side of the German-American hybrid. Now that we've had a bit to digest that little bite of industry info, we're actually a bit interested in hearing more about this
Cue the Fred Willard "Wha' happen'?" sample. Have Chrysler's problems engendered some sort of mass psychosis within the company's walls? Seems so, since they've decided to build the Imperial, which given the company's situation, seems like a case of throwing dumb after dumb, with an extra-large side of dumb garnished…
In an alternative universe, GM stood-up to the Canadian Auto Workers (instead of signing a deal that guaranteed jobs, raised pay and increased pension contributions by $179m). GM eventually won the subsequent strike by threatening to permanently shutter Canadian plants and move their operations stateside. The move…