In March 2010 we did a couple posts on those sleazy auto parts ads - and by "sleazy" I mean wonderful and awesome.Well, I think three years is long enough to wait for a follow up, so here it is.
Is there any other area of marketing that is so direct with its "sex sells" approach (besides maybe the sex industry itself)? No subtlety, no underlying hidden meanings, no veiled innuendo..... this is sex sells distilled and purified.
What in God's name are these gals wearing? It'd look alright without the Saran wrap.
The blatant "sex sells" approach combined with the constant use of the term "muff" is causing my mind to make some connections that may not be there. Maybe a splash of cold water will help.
If you're curious about the dates of these advertisements, I purposefully didn't crop out the small print on many of these ads in the bottom right.
Apparently, Akron, Ohio was the place to be in July 1980. Sorry I missed it.
Pronounced Stree-tubes? Or Street-ubes?
Ladies, I highly recommend wearing your jackets with absolutely nothing underneath and unzipped. I don't know if it would be more comfortable or easier - I'm just recommending it.
I also recommend vests be worn in a similar fashion.
I guess she's supposed to be blowing the smoke from the barrel, but I would not hold a firearm this way. Bad things can happen.
Stick-shifts, headers, show tubes, muffs,... these aren't auto parts, this is porn!