5/12/16

Vintage Wheels #25: 1970s Auto Equipment Ads


I did a couple auto equipment posts in 2010, then another in 2013.  Time for round four.  One thing these all have in common: the "sex sells" principle is in full effect.  Of all the products out there that try and sell the sizzle, perhaps none are as consistently sexy (or sleazy) as the auto equipment ads from yesteryear.  Whether it's steering wheel covers or mufflers, a hot chick in the advertisement was always a must.

Anyway, enjoy another round. All of these are from the 1970s, with just a couple falling into 1969.




1979

1974


Best tagline for advertisement ever: "He's got the sweet-talkin' purple hornies!"


1978

1979

1978

1978

1970

1976
1970

1978



1970
1970
1970


1969

4 comments:

  1. I remember seeing that Hedman Hedders ad a lot as a kid.

    Man, I'd love to have one of those old Bell full face helmets in the Simoniz ad. I have one of the new Bell Bullitt TTs, but they're nothing like those old ones.

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  2. AnonymousMay 12, 2016

    These are some great ads. I remember them well. In fact, they made me the man I am today!

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  3. AnonymousMay 13, 2016

    Second-to-last ad, for Superior Industries: we see the inspiration for Saturn Girl's 70s era Space Bikini costume.

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  4. I fondly remember almost all of those ads.

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