I'm not exactly sure how I found this Indonesian-market commercial for a 1970s Toyota Dyna work truck, but I certainly didn't expect Muhammad Ali to be in it.
Originally published in the June 1989 issue of Esquire. Republished here with the permission of the late author's son, Mark Kram Jr., a wonderful storyteller in his own right. His postscript follows. For a contemporary, but very different, glimpse of Ali, check out Davis Miller's story about his day with the champ.