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Politically Incorrect Car Ads from Yesteryear
Historic Vehicle Assoc. ^

Posted on 02/19/2014 2:42:39 PM PST by Impala64ssa

Mad Men fans know women took a lot of sexist hits in the past when it came to advertising. Here’s a look at some of those cringe-worthy classics from the automobile world, along with some others that might make you question whether the good old days were always so good.

(Excerpt) Read more at historicvehicle.org ...


TOPICS: History; Society
KEYWORDS: advertisements; advertising; automobiles; automotive; cars; marketing; politialcorrectness
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Images at link. This stuff is "cringe-worthy" not because we became more tolerant and accepting, but many elements of society became more thin-skinned and actually "get off" on being insulted and demeaned. Interesting that by the mid-70's Chrysler phased out the "cheesecake" ads and went a bit more "highbrow", like hiring Ricardo Montelbahn to tout the "rrrich Corrrinthian Leather". And they went bankrupt and needed a gov't bailout a few years later.
1 posted on 02/19/2014 2:42:40 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa
How is this "cringe-worthy"?

2 posted on 02/19/2014 2:47:12 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Chrysler didn’t require the bail-out because of poor advertising, but because of a poor product.


3 posted on 02/19/2014 2:47:59 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Impala64ssa

4 posted on 02/19/2014 2:51:03 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vigilanteman

True, the Aspen/Volares that replaced the Dart/Valiant have the dubious distinction of being among the most recalled cars in history. Even today, any of them still around in mint condition are considered nothing more than used cars.


5 posted on 02/19/2014 2:51:10 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I didn’t see The National Lampoon VW ad.


6 posted on 02/19/2014 2:51:39 PM PST by Fair Paul
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To: Vaquero

You’re too quick!


7 posted on 02/19/2014 2:52:07 PM PST by Fair Paul
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To: Impala64ssa


8 posted on 02/19/2014 2:52:40 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Impala64ssa

People who get bothered by those ads don’t have enough to do.

I have a conservative Christian friend who would be bugged by them, though. Just the other day she went off on a rant, saying she is a “conservative feminist” and she is sick of sexism from men. Said she has a problem with the Bible’s language about women, who can do whatever a man can do.


9 posted on 02/19/2014 2:57:01 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Impala64ssa

Outstanding!

The wussification of America continues.....

Sooner or later we men need to put our foot down and stop this nonsense.

Go out, find a Lib and kick his a$$.


10 posted on 02/19/2014 2:57:50 PM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Impala64ssa
Not a car ad but...


11 posted on 02/19/2014 2:59:33 PM PST by maddog55
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To: maddog55

“The beer that made Milwaukee famous”


12 posted on 02/19/2014 3:01:30 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Just to take that first ad, being a redcap was a respectable job, with decent pay. And lots of blacks came north to the cities to get that kind of job.

Do they think the LBJ approach to blacks is better? Instead of encouraging them to work for a living, give them free lunches if they promise to vote for you forever.

And pay them extra if they agree to break up their marriages and bring up their kids as hip-hopping drug dealers, muggers, and gangsters.

Oh, and of course hate whitey rather than work with him.


13 posted on 02/19/2014 3:08:16 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: BenLurkin
IH made some pretty good 4WDs IIRC


14 posted on 02/19/2014 3:10:05 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: CatherineofAragon
"I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man but to be in silence." 1 Timothy 2:12

"Let your women keep silence in the churches; for it is not permitted unto them to speak, but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home; for it is a shame for women to speak in the church." 1 Corinthians 14: 34-37

That should send your friend into the stratosphere for a bit. :-)

15 posted on 02/19/2014 3:14:45 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BenLurkin

That one jumped out at me too. I don’t think duck hunting is even politically incorrect.


16 posted on 02/19/2014 3:14:53 PM PST by DManA
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To: Impala64ssa


17 posted on 02/19/2014 3:14:58 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Impala64ssa

Yeah, I bought a ‘76 Volare. If I recall correctly, I had six or seven recalls in a little over two years. Other than these “minor” (not really) headaches, I liked the car. I still have a “new” or never used AM radio from that car.


18 posted on 02/19/2014 3:20:01 PM PST by miele man
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To: Impala64ssa

I guess you know that “Sally sits on Schlitz all day.”


19 posted on 02/19/2014 3:21:09 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: who knows what evil?

LOL

I actually brought those into our conversation, along with a couple of other verses. Her reaction was to tell me that, well, “letting” my husband be head of the house is all right for me, but she and her husband love and respect each other too much.

Yes, she went there. She also told me she could never respond to her husband as “lord and master.” I think she really believes that’s what I do.

(I told my husband that part, and he said, “Well, any time you want to start would be appropriate.”) LOL


20 posted on 02/19/2014 3:21:48 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: CatherineofAragon
Said she has a problem with the Bible’s language about women, who can do whatever a man can do.

.... which, while true to a degree, doesn't imply that's what God CREATED them to do. Don't like it, take it up with Him. All the males alive at the time were asleep when it happened (a foretaste of things to come!). Doesn't mean the God advocates or even tolerates bad behavior toward women.

21 posted on 02/19/2014 3:27:53 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Is she an Episcopalian? Probably not since she says she is a “conservative”.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 3:28:40 PM PST by miele man
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To: CatherineofAragon

Someone was joking with me recently that when Sarah called Abraham Lord in her heart, it was more of an “Oh, dear lord!” thing! XD


23 posted on 02/19/2014 3:31:10 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Impala64ssa

>>that might make you question whether the good old days were always so good.

All of those just reminded me that the “good old days” really WERE that good!


24 posted on 02/19/2014 3:31:12 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Impala64ssa
A memorable Cheverolet ad, for a different reason:

I say "Yuck - don't buy a Chevy truck."

25 posted on 02/19/2014 3:31:38 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Impala64ssa

I buy a lot of toys for my grandson at Amazon, and you wouldn’t believe the number of reviews from women incensed over the fact that a toy fire truck has only male firemen. They’re thrilled when a fire truck,police car etc.has females or multicultural figures.


26 posted on 02/19/2014 3:33:40 PM PST by jonathonandjennifer
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To: Impala64ssa

My first car was a 1975 Plymouth Valiant. Rusty, dusty and trusty. The slant-6 engine was nigh indestructible. It even survived an encounter with a 12 point buck (the car came with the nick name “The Deer Slayer.” Horrible rust problem, though. It was so rusted that one of the rear leaf springs had gone through the floor in the trunk. But it never failed to start and always got me where I was going. It had over 240,000 miles on it the day it finally met it’s end...when the gas tank was knocked out from under the car from a speed bump. The aforementioned leaf spring through the trunk made the car rid lopsided, sit the tank would hit the ground every now and then on speed bumps and potholes.


27 posted on 02/19/2014 3:35:07 PM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Slyfox

Is this really a Chevy ad? Surely not????


28 posted on 02/19/2014 3:35:33 PM PST by miele man
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To: Still Thinking
".... which, while true to a degree, doesn't imply that's what God CREATED them to do. Don't like it, take it up with Him. All the males alive at the time were asleep when it happened (a foretaste of things to come!). Doesn't mean the God advocates or even tolerates bad behavior toward women."

You're right. God cherishes all of His children, male and female. He made us different, and he made us (women) from Adam, but He doesn't value us less.

29 posted on 02/19/2014 3:37:27 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Impala64ssa
“The beer that made Milwaukee famous”

Until around 1955, when they changed the formulation. New owners of the company decided that Americans drank beer so cold that taste didn't matter all that much. Cheapen the ingredients and you have a less tasty beer.

The first cold swig is the one that refreshes you, but the bottom of the bottle is what you remember tasting the most, and it's not so cold by then.

30 posted on 02/19/2014 3:38:21 PM PST by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: miele man
"Is she an Episcopalian? Probably not since she says she is a “conservative”."

No, she's an evangelical, she faithfully attends Bible study, and I have never known her to be anything other than conservative. I don't know where all that stuff came from.

31 posted on 02/19/2014 3:38:49 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: CatherineofAragon

I suppose she doesn’t wear a head cover when she enters church? I think I know what your answer will be.


32 posted on 02/19/2014 3:38:50 PM PST by miele man
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To: Still Thinking

LOL!


33 posted on 02/19/2014 3:39:01 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Impala64ssa

“And they went bankrupt and needed a gov’t bailout a few years later.”

But unlike GM, they paid the money back and early, too.


34 posted on 02/19/2014 3:40:00 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: miele man

It’s a video on Vimeo advertising a wedding videographer:
http://vimeo.com/49791000

Here is the company the advertisement is for:
http://www.brighterlightsmedia.com/

I don’t understand the context to this discussion at all.


35 posted on 02/19/2014 3:49:05 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: BenLurkin
How is this "cringe-worthy"?

The receiver on that Winchester Model 12 is not to scale if he's using the Heavy Duck version.

36 posted on 02/19/2014 3:50:44 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: who knows what evil?

That was written because the women in that church were always asking during the reading of Paul’s letters what did he mean. Then it was taken out of context to apply to all churches ever since.


37 posted on 02/19/2014 3:53:08 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: BenLurkin
How is this "cringe-worthy"?

Dog's not at heel - he's out past the muzzle of the gun.

That's a gun safety warning in a hunting test. Can deafen or even pepper your dog.

:-D

38 posted on 02/19/2014 3:53:34 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia!)
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To: SkyDancer

You spoke to Paul personally about his intent? You look very well for your age. :-)


39 posted on 02/19/2014 3:55:51 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Well that snide remark didn’t take long for a comeback. There are many books on that subject that support what I said. As for men having dominion over women, have some guy come to the flight deck when I’m the PIC and tell me what to do. Or a guy who doesn’t know anything about emergency medical procedures to tell me how to perform my duty. I suggest you do some studying.


40 posted on 02/19/2014 3:59:21 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: Impala64ssa

A ‘69 Dodge Charger R/T or a woman. Tough choice.


41 posted on 02/19/2014 4:03:31 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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ma'am, i'd trust you to medivac my philistine carcass anyday .. seriesly
42 posted on 02/19/2014 4:07:16 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Impala64ssa
There was that VW commercial from 2004, which demonstrated that the Polo is tough enough to convert a suicide bombing into a mere work accident:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnL-7x4n4d8

VW was not pleased and threatened to sue the makers of the ad.

But then, we know VW are stupid capitalists, having recently favored the UAW organizing their Tennessee plant, which their workers proved smart enough to reject.

43 posted on 02/19/2014 4:09:40 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Cicero
Yeah there's one commenter on that site that berates the "old people" who don't get into a lather over the 1940 Plymouth ad.

In fact he says "I can't wait for these kind of old people to die off, so that there will be more tolerance".

Yeesh.

WTF is wrong with the ad?

That a black man points at the car admiringly?

I'm in my late 40s and I've NEVER seen a non-black skycap.

Those guys make good money and rake in the tips.

Is hard work something to be ashamed of? I think not.

44 posted on 02/19/2014 4:13:01 PM PST by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: miele man

No head cover


45 posted on 02/19/2014 4:15:19 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: miele man

Yes, that is in a real chevy truck ad.
Boycott GM.


46 posted on 02/19/2014 4:20:49 PM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: Impala64ssa
People today misunderstand why women are so prominently featured in old car ads.
Until electronic ignitions came along a cold engine could be hard to start. a concenient way of avoiding starting problems was for a girl to sit on the hood and use her subcutaneous fat layer to keep the engine from cooling.

Etymologists agree this practise was the origin for the phrase "hot" girl: a girl who could well keep a motor warm.

47 posted on 02/19/2014 4:22:23 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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48 posted on 02/19/2014 4:27:31 PM PST by petercooper ("I was for letting people keep their health insurance, before I wasn't". --- Barack Obama)
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To: Impala64ssa
? Has there ever really been a woman outside a dime-store romance novel who yearned to be tamed?

Who the hell does the author think buys 95% of those dime store romances? Women may or may not yearn to be tamed, but there sure are a lot of them who enjoy fantasizing about it.

Note the massive success of 50 Shades, as a somewhat more aggressive example. Vast majority sold to women.

49 posted on 02/19/2014 4:29:35 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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That reminds me. I was just telling someone yesterday that it was bucket seats that killed the drive-in movies.

It should be mentioned here that many of the old car ads were made to appeal to women...


50 posted on 02/19/2014 4:34:44 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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