Tag: Subaru

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 ...
The Best of the Man in the Gray Flannel Suit — 2011

The Best of the Man in the Gray Flannel Suit — 2011

Blogstuff
It's been another fun and challenging year heading up my little internet concern, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. As always, I want to take this opportunity to thank those of you who stop by regularly and even share my content with others. This is not a money-making operation for me, so it's gratifying to know that if my site went poof tomorrow there'd at least be a few of you who would notice for a few minutes. The biggest happening around these parts is that I finally launched a more permanent site, of which this blog is now but a section. If you haven't done so yet, please stop by the home site, browse around, and tell your friends and enemies! OK, enough schmaltz and plugs. I wrote a lot of stuff this past year, some of which was actually pretty popular. Here are the ten mo...
Commercials I Hate — “Honeymoon” (Subaru Outback)

Commercials I Hate — “Honeymoon” (Subaru Outback)

Advertising
I promise I'm not hyper-focused on car ads for this series, but it just seems that they irritate me the most these days. And this one is currently at the top of my list. It's the oh-so-cute and romantic "Honeymoon" spot for the Subaru Outback. Can we quit it with the sloppy hipsters in car ads already? I happen to really like the Outback, but if I saw a couple like this driving one I might just run them off the road. Of course they'd probably just say "oh, what a great adventure!" and grin like idiots. I could probably handle the sappy montage, but then the douchenozzle husband kicks in with the smugness: "We could've gone a more traditional route. But it wouldn't have been nearly as memorable." You know what, hipster honeymooner? Your special little trip in the dirt is no ...