This Ad For A 1989 Pontiac Is My Everything: A Shot-By-Shot Breakdown

I saw this ad for the 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix, and I am pretty sure I have come out of it a person anew. This ad is my everything, if for no other reason that it has everything. Car phones. Big hair. Someone who appears to not be wearing any pants. A terrible car. Big hair. Sex? Maybe. » 11/21/14 5:16pm 11/21/14 5:16pm

What Are These Hippies Doing In A Japanese Nissan Skyline Ad?

Look, I love my adopted country, and I am annoyed by many "weird Japan" posts. It's one trope I am really tired of hearing. However, even I have to admit, sometimes, Japan is weird. Like Japanese commercials. They're totally bizarre. And they've been that way for a long time. Like this 1970s Nissan Skyline commercial. » 11/08/14 9:00am 11/08/14 9:00am

Movie Stars Hawking Cars On TV Is At Least As Old As The 1957 DeSoto

Fellow UT Austin alum Matthew McConaughey has recently gotten quite a bit of ribbing for his Lincoln commercials, but the twang-toned actor is far from the first movie star to hawk cars on TV. Way back in 1957, actress Jeanne Crain tried to convince middle-class Americans to purchase Chrysler's DeSoto. » 11/01/14 12:00pm 11/01/14 12:00pm

Okay Maybe This Subaru XT Coupe Ad Is Actually The Most 80s Commercial

The Subaru XT Coupe was something of a major departure for the Fuji Heavy Industries vehicle division. Most of its previous offerings were specifically designed for practical applications such as carrying loads or commercial purposes. It was Subaru's first real attempt to produce an affordable sports car. » 10/11/14 9:00am 10/11/14 9:00am

Creepy 1967 Rambler American Ad Is Why Hipsters Would Love AMC

Maybe this advertisement looked cool or happy-go-lucky to 1967 eyes, but to our eyes in 2014, it just comes off as creepy as hell. Like scenes from a period piece horror movie, the circus based Rambler "new cars" ad from the American Motors Company makes my skin crawl. And yet, what is a nightmare for us is probably… » 9/27/14 9:00am 9/27/14 9:00am

This Aussie Suzuki Swift Commercial Is The 80est of 80s Ads

The music! The clothes! The hair! If you loved the 80s, this Holden Barina commercial might just be too 80s even for you. And if you're glad that particular decade has been consigned to the dustbin of history, well you might just find this the stuff of nightmares. This just may be the 80est of 80s Suzuki Swift… » 9/20/14 9:00am 9/20/14 9:00am

The Original Japanese Honda Logo Ads Were Ridiculous And Blobular

If you believe this ad, the Honda Logo will come to you fresh from rainclouds of Japanese skies. It will fall in liquid blob form to the calls of seagulls into the middle of your standard Japanese urban shopping arcade. Then you can drive around town in its "human sizing." Whatever that means. » 9/13/14 10:00am 9/13/14 10:00am

Citroen Knew How To Sell The Hell Out Of A Car Back In the 1980s

When it comes to automotive weirdness, Citroen is usually the Reigning and Forever King. No one comes close to challenging them. That weirdness usually extends to their ads, as well, which usually just leave us scratching our heads. But when they weren't being weird, they were being brilliant. » 8/09/14 9:31am 8/09/14 9:31am

The Beigest Of Beigemobiles Was A Sign Of Your Miserable Future

An early 1990s Toyota Camry is world-renowned as not only the car your parents probably had growing up, but also as the one of the beigest of beigemobiles ever created. It is your generic "car," when one has to think of some "car." So the fact that it might be a herald of the 21st century was frightening. » 8/02/14 9:00am 8/02/14 9:00am