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1960s Cars: Unsmall at Any Speed

December 6, 2011
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I find an ad for cheap cars a bit odd in a comic book. I realize comics have had and always will have an adult reading contingent (perhaps ads for kid stuff would stick out more these days), but automobiles seem a bridge too far. This kind of sticks out when compared to the usual crap. Like rods and reels in a romance book.

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  1. December 6, 2011 1:31 pm

    This just goes to show that car buyers have been being bombarded with clever marketing ploys for decades. This is a type of affiliate pitch, akin to Costco, where buyers are promised exclusive savings if they become a member of a special buying club. This ad belongs in my museum!

    • December 8, 2011 1:24 am

      On a related theme, I was a member of one of those BMG CD clubs when I was in college. I managed to escape with my life and the shirt on my back.

  2. Thelonious_Nick permalink
    December 7, 2011 2:05 pm

    There are ads in this month’s DCs for a $15,000 Harley.

    • December 8, 2011 1:26 am

      I suppose that fits in a bit more now what with the aging (read: dwindling) readership.

  3. December 8, 2011 12:54 am

    If you look closely, the ad reveals the gimmick: They are used taxicabs.

    • December 8, 2011 1:29 am

      Missed that — maybe it’s time to get glasses. And maybe the cars came with a complimentary tree-shaped air freshener and Judd Hirsch. One can hope.

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