(first posted 9/22/2015) Get yourselves ready for a trip back in time. I will be doing a series of weekly posts featuring (mostly) ads from issues of Road & Track, spanning roughly a decade from the late seventies to the late eighties. My older brother purchased the early issues and I continued buying the later ones. I had the idea of sharing these with you, so here we go, starting with the oldest issue.
As the headline suggests, this will mostly be ads from R&Ts issues, but I couldn’t help myself and inserted a few “period” articles. going through the pages, makes you realize how the world has changed… or have we just grown old? Both, I suppose.
Most of these are pretty self-exploratory, but you’ll forgive me if I might add some commentary in-between images. Naturally, click on the images for better resolution. So lets begin:
I tell you, looking at this Zephyr does not conger up any European brands in my mind, despite the best efforts of Fords’ marketing.
Funny how Alfa Romeo is about to make a comeback to the U.S. with its recently announced Giulia, another rear wheel drive Sport Sedan.
Yeah, it’s not cars but come on- did YOU look this cool back in the seventies?
“At Ford, better ideas keep coming”. Catchy.
Remember how Mazda used to have all its ads printed on silver colored paper?
Honda Magic? Hondamatic!
Would you believe Gillette still makes this product? I guess hair needs to look dry whether it’s the seventies or the present. As for the rest of this ad- no comment.
Now you know what to do with that old VW Beetle laying around.
This ad spreads over two pages of the issue, above and below the text. It does catch the eye.
And now see a great Comics published in this issue:
I’ve scanned some classifieds, so that we can all cry at the low low prices.
That’s it for this issue; see you next week in the next one.