1980 Volkswagen Rabbit ad According to the National Weather Service, 39 U.S. states saw more than ten inches of snow least year. Now, that snow isn’t especially well dispersed across each state. Here in Illinois, snowfall totals up near Chicago are far higher than they are down near St. Louis, but it’s a safe bet most Illinoisans have at least a passing familiarity with the white stuff. We’re pretty sure this will void your warranty. For auto marketers, snow is a tricky thing to incorporate into an advertising campaign. Snow is a handy shorthand visual indicating wintertime, and possibly the holidays. But for potential customers living in Louisiana or Florida, snow doesn’t mean that much. All that said, we were able to find a number of classic car ads featuring snow. In some cases, the frozen water crystals form a picturesque backdrop, while in other ads the snow is a challenge to be conquered by the featured vehicle. We at Chicago-based Consumer Guide tend to … [Read more...] about Winter Madness! 10 Classic Car Ads Featuring Snow
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1969 Ford Ad This random collection of holiday-themed classic car ads is probably a poor representation of automaker Christmas marketing efforts over the years, but it’s worth noting that three of six ads include Santa Claus, three a Christmas tree, and one a very, very expensive gift. Make of that what you will. Please accept our staff’s warmest wishes for you and your family this holiday season. We appreciate your interest in what we do, and thank you for checking in. Best regards, The Consumer Guide Automotive and Collectible Automobile Magazine staff More classic car ads 1903 Duryea ad Dead-Brand Madness! 10 Classic Edsel Ads 1956 Cadillac ad Aussie Madness! 12 Classic Ute Ads Aftermarket seat-belt ad, circa 1965 Model-Year Madness! 10 Classic Ads From 1982 1968 Hertz ad Soccer Mom Madness! 10 Classic Minivan Ads 1969 Ford Ad Urgent-Care Madness! 15 Classic Ambulance Ads 1971 Ford Christmas ad Equine Madness! 5 Great Horse-Loving Classic Ads Follow Tom on Twitter Car … [Read more...] about Christmas Madness! 6 Classic Car Ads With A Holiday Theme
The 1969 Ford Fairlane Cobra 428 was the carmaker's answer to the low-budget, midsize Plymouth Road Runner. See more muscle car pictures. ©2007 Publications International, Ltd. Ford muscle cars counted among their ranks some of the better all-around performance machines of the supercar era, but it took some time for the blue oval boys to put it all together. Ford in the 1960s had a bona-fide winner's reputation, but it was earned on the ovals of NASCAR, in international sports-car competition that included LeMans, in the open-wheel crucible of the Indy 500, and in organized drag-strip action. On the street, however, Ford's early muscle cars were usually heavier and underpowered compared to the best from GM, Dodge, and Plymouth. Muscle Car Image Gallery Of course, you could argue that Ford didn't particularly need to worry about the true muscle car market since its Mustang was outselling every other sporty American car by a large margin. But that success wore thin as it … [Read more...] about Ford Muscle Cars
Image Gallery: Classic Cars The 1935 Auburn 851 Speedsteris among classic cars profiled in these articles. See more pictures of classic cars. Classic cars captivate us with their beauty, rarity and engineering, with the memories they evoke, the history they capture. The articles collected here present concise, authoritative profiles of more than 400 American and import classic cars built from 1930 to 2000.The grandest Imperials, Lincolns, and Packards are just some of the unquestioned American classics represented. Bentley, Bugatti, and Rolls Royce are among the many import-brand immortals featured. These articles also embrace great cars that hover just outside the most-exalted circles. So you'll read about the 1954 Kaiser-Darrin DKF161, 1955 Chrysler C300, 1959 Studebaker Silver Hawk, and other bona fide collectibles. Classic cars can be modern favorites, too, and can even be cars celebrated for their quirky individuality. That's why we've included articles on such recent gems as the … [Read more...] about Classic Cars
Taking great care of your beloved classic car isn't enough -- you need to insure it properly. See more pictures of classic cars. ©iStockphoto.com/alacatr There's a reason you call that hunk of metal in your garage your baby. Whether it's a cream-colored '37 Buick, a turquoise '57 Chevy or a cherry red '77 Camaro Z-28, you treat it like one of the family -- maybe a little better. But no matter how protective you are of your kid-on-wheels, you'll still need to insure it. Driving a classic car even short distances on the road without auto insurance is both risky and illegal. About half the owners of antique and classic cars put them on their regular auto insurance policies [source: Kristof]. Not a good idea. Ordinary insurance is for ordinary cars. The book value of an ordinary car goes down every year, and so does the total amount the insurance company will pay if it's damaged. Well-maintained classic cars, on the other hand, hold their value and often appreciate in price. … [Read more...] about What type of insurance do you need for your classic car?