This Has to Be One of the Weirdest and Most Specific Car Ads Ever

Back in 1969, a full-page ad for a car in a major magazine like Road & Track wasn’t cheap, especially for a company like British Leyland, which didn’t exactly have the resources for their American operations like, say, Ford or GM. That’s why you’d think you’d make a full-page ad with some actual pictures of the car…

Bask In 28 Minutes Of Gloriously Weird Ads For Japan's '80s And '90s Luxury Sports Cars 

In these dark times, I find it is helpful to submerge myself in a bath of liquid car-nostalgia. I forget my pain and my troubles by going back to an era when people wanted nothing more than two doors, a silky smooth inline-six engine, plush leather seats, and extremely questionable business models. Friend, let’s go…

Some Of The Most Rare And Unusual Disney Cartoons Were Made To Sell Cars

The famous Disney pantheon of characters—Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, and so on—have never really needed to shill for non-Disney products, because, let’s face it, for cartoon characters, they’re all richer than God. But, once, very briefly, this wasn’t the case: Disney characters went out and hustled…

Here's Where That Ram Ad Really Got Martin Luther King Jr. Wrong

Ram debuted an ad at the Super Bowl last night featuring the appropriated words of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. If you haven’t seen it, it was bad and dumb, and has been derided pretty much across the board. But it’s not just the use of King’s words to sell trucks that got it wrong—it’s what the rest of…

The Ram Super Bowl Ad With The Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Didn't Go Over So Great

The Super Bowl! It’s the big football game when all the brands try and make you feel deep feelings in hopes you’ll buy their dumb shit. I don’t want to speak for the man, but I’m guessing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wouldn’t have been a great fan, seeing as how he once said “the evils of capitalism are as real as…

Here's How Honda's 'Musical Road' In California Was Done Wrong Not Just Once, But Twice

Back in 2008, Honda wanted to be cute and destroy a stretch of California road with grooves spaced out to play “The William Tell Overture” in tire noise as you drove across it. Well they got the grooves wrong and it sounded terrible. Not just the first time—the road workers got it wrong again when they had to relocate…

Toyota's Newest Ad Campaign Will Stalk Your Emoji Use And Terrifyingly Bring It To Life

Toyota, determined to make every last one of you believe the universe’s flagship beige sedan is cool, will now let the emojis do the work. But they’ll be straight from your nightmares—animated on the heads of humans, in a more terrifying manner than any Headless Horseman or Jack in the Box guy you’ve ever seen.

How Volvo Lost The Plot

Depending on your sense of history, you might remember when Volvos were deemed “boxy but nice.” Maybe even farther back you recall the sleek P1800. But no matter what era you’re from, you almost certainly equate Volvo with safety. And believe it or not, Volvo’s advertising hasn’t followed the plot in a long time, and…