Vintage Ads: 1965 and 1966 Corvette – When Copywriters Were Real Writers

I thought at first that these Corvette ads were written when David E. Davis was doing them at Campbell-Ewald, but he didn’t arrive there until 1967 when he got fired from Car and Driver for one of his over-the-top flame jobs, this time on a Blaupunkt radio in a BMW 2002, which according to him “could not pick up a Manhattan station from the other side of the George Washington Bridge.”

An even greater writer was put in some time at Campbell-Ewald writing Corvette ads:  Elmore Leonard. But who knows; there were others too.

They were a wee bit over my twelve year old head at the time, but I knew they were good, and largely in a class of their own.