Tag: Oldsmobile

Retrotisements — 1979 Station Wagons

Retrotisements — 1979 Station Wagons

Retrotisements
For my latest gallery of vintage car ads I'm going to focus on one particular segment, in this case it's station wagons from the 1979 model year. Having never owned one I can't speak to the experience of what it's like, but I always crack a smile whenever I see a classic family truckster still on the road. So in the spirit of old school station wagons, let's take a look from what was hot off the assembly line 40 years ago from a sampling of American and foreign automakers. Chrysler The seventh-generation Town & Country was in its second year as the mid-sized LeBaron wagon. It had formerly been the company's full-size station wagon. Pontiac The 1979 Safaris were available in several trim packages. This ad highlights the mid-size Grand LeMans Safari and the full-size ...
Is There a Proper Way to Appreciate Nostalgia?

Is There a Proper Way to Appreciate Nostalgia?

Rants
"'Remember when' is the lowest form of conversation." -- Tony Soprano Anyone reading this site or my various social media outlets -- Like my Facebook page today! -- could figure out in three seconds that I trade largely in the past. And often, a past that occurred many years before I was born. In other words, my internet calling card is nostalgia. And I'm far from alone. If the multitude of websites, books, TV shows, and movies that are either informed or dominated by our shared pop culture heritage are any indication, people love thinking about and looking at things that happened a long time ago. If nostalgia were an actual industry -- and time spent wading in it were measurable in dollars -- it would probably rank somewhere just behind pharmaceuticals or tourism in America. ...
Retrotisements – McDonald’s McRib

Retrotisements – McDonald’s McRib

Advertising, Retrotisements
If you aren't one of the many McRib believers out there, now is your chance to find enlightenment.  Now through November 14, McDonald's is unleashing one of their menu's white whales* on the American public.  So if you've been missing a certain something in your life -- that something being soft, molded pork-like product slathered in BBQ sauce, onions, and pickles and served on a soft roll -- you can now fill that void.  Just remember to stock up on antacid and toilet paper. But before you head out the door, join me for a quick look back at some McRib ads of yesterday.  First up are a fun pair of spots from 1989: Hey I don't know about you, but McRibs always taste best in an Oldsmobile Firenza. And did you check out that Coke? Does McDonald's even sell soda in cups that small
Retrotisements — Classic Ads from Car Companies of the Past

Retrotisements — Classic Ads from Car Companies of the Past

Featured Posts, Retrotisements
The list of car makes and manufacturers no longer with us is a long one indeed. And seemingly growing all the time. Here's the first of many looks back at the cars of yesteryear -- Retrotisement style! Oldsmobile (1897 -- 2004) The Six (1934) 1960 sedan 1966 Vista Cruiser (familiar to fans of That '70s Show) DeSoto (1928 -- 1961) 1937 convertible sedan 1956 Fireflite sedan Hudson (1909 -- 1957) 1940 Six Touring Sedan 1955 Hornet Hollywood coupe Plymouth (1928 -- 2001) 1929 coupe 1967 Barracuda 1989 Voyager minivan Maxwell (1904 -- 1925) 1922 sedan 1925 sedan Related articles A Man Built a Car from 1906 Using Google Books [Google] (gizmodo.com)