Category Archives: Transportation

Havoline Motor Oil — 1968 (WInter Olympics)

This is kind of clever. But today they’d be sued clear into next year for using…certain symbols.

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Chevrolet Trucks — 1963


Some football players are only marginally smaller.

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Vista Car Wax by Simoniz — 1958


That ’58 Buick has been turbo-whipped!

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General Motors — 1965


Okay, so the text is a bit on the patronizing side, but at least the effort is there to encourage young women to enter the field of automotive design and engineering. Despite the ridiculous lack of women in engineering fields, a female engineer, Mary Barra, became CEO of, interestingly, GM, just last week, making her the first woman to head a US automaker. One hope this will encourage more women to study the so-called STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Below, the text, a bit larger. It might make you wince a bit.



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Fisk Tires — 1937

Offering protection in the “Blow-Out Zone.”



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Sinclair Opaline Motor Oil — 1949


“4-way protection.”  Ha.

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Greyhound Bus — 1967

Great ad.

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GMC Trucks — 1936


Great artwork!

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Lockheed Super Constellation — 1955

Apparently, elegant — and “congenial” — air travel actually existed at one time.

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Texaco Scale Model Service Station Toy — 1960 (Christmas)

Okay, I’d kind of like this NOW.

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