Blip: Hot Air

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If you lived in the universe portrayed in car ads, one notable difference you’d find from our crappy, undersaturated reality is that in Car Ad Universe, there’s a massive hot air balloon festival every 12 hours or so.

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We should also note that 1970-71 model years were absolutely peak Torino years. Ford styling was at its zenith.