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From the Vaults: Ford F100 Exploding Balloon Commercial

From the Vaults: Ford F100 Exploding Balloon Commercial
Take a trip back in the wayback machine to 1976, back to a time when automotive companies loved to show off the capabilities of vehicles using outlandish stunts. In this vintage commercial for the Ford F100, they rigged up the pickup truck with a couple of propane torches then ran it alongside a bunch of balloons.
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From the Vaults: Porsche 928S Dealer Promo

From the Vaults: Porsche 928S Dealer Promo
Produced from 1977 to 1995, the 928 was one of Porsche’s more controversial designs. Originally created to replace the 911 (blasphemy!), Porsche attempted to make the car appeal to a wider audience by making it easier to drive than other sports cars, and also adding features like fold-down rear seats for the kids, and driver-centric comfort features.
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From the Vaults: Chrysler Cordoba Commercial

From the Vaults: Chrysler Cordoba Commercial
Say it with us now… “Corrrrrr-doh-ba.” Now “Soft Corinthian leather.” Yes, if you’re old enough to remember this classic 1975 car commercial starring none other than Fantasy Island’s Ricardo Montalbán, you know exactly what we’re talking about.
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From the Vaults: ’79-’81 Mustang Commercials

From the Vaults: ’79-’81 Mustang Commercials
MMMMM… Mustang! It’s interesting to see how Ford was positioning the Ford Mustang back in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Instead of touting power and masculinity, the car was marketed as having high mileage and economical pricing.
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From the Vaults: Flipping a SAAB 900

From the Vaults: Flipping a SAAB 900
SAAB may have fallen on hard times in recent years, but it once made some really great cars. And while we preferred the older SAAB 99 design, the Saab 900 of the 1980s and 90s wasn’t a bad car – and it certainly was known for its safety.
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Dashing Through the Snow… in a 797 Horse Open Sleigh

Dashing Through the Snow… in a 797 Horse Open Sleigh
Christmas is just around the corner, so the holiday commercials should be arriving any minute now. Dodge is getting into the holiday spirit already. Their new commercial “Upgrade” features pro wrestler Bill Goldberg as a buff Santa Claus in need of a new ride.
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From the Vaults: ’80s Car Commercials

From the Vaults: ’80s Car Commercials
The sights and sounds ’80s are having quite a resurgence these days. With movies like Ready Player One, TV shows like Stranger Things, the 8-bit NES Classic Mini console, and countless tunes borrowing from the era, us Gen Xers are reliving our youth like on a daily basis.
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Desert AirBNB House Comes with Audi R8 V10 plus

Desert AirBNB House Comes with Audi R8 V10 plus
Audi is set to debut a new commercial for its R8 sports car during the 68th Annual Emmy Awards, this Sunday, September 18th. The commercial is called Desolation and it features a very cool house in Death Valley called the Rondolino Residence.
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XCAR Rides the Crazy Cart XL in a Toy Store

XCAR Rides the Crazy Cart XL in a Toy Store
XCAR is known for making lovely videos about the world’s best cars, but this time they made a cheeky promotional video for the Razor Crazy Cart XL, the adult-sized version of the popular drift cart. They chose the best “track” for the vehicle too: a Toys R’ Us store.
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The Making of Nissan’s 2015 Super Bowl Ad

The Making of Nissan’s 2015 Super Bowl Ad
I wasn’t that thrilled by the ads which ran during this year’s Super Bowl, but the one spot that won almost universal praise was Nissan’s emotional clip about the bond between a child and his dad who races cars for a living.
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Funny Volkswagen Ads Dispel Diesel Myths

Funny Volkswagen Ads Dispel Diesel Myths
Car and Driver says Volkswagen has been the top-selling diesel car brand in the US for the past couple of years. So it comes as no surprise that the car maker made not one but four commercials to promote its diesel lineup.
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Mercedes-AMG Is The Real Reason the Tortoise Won

Mercedes-AMG Is The Real Reason the Tortoise Won
The story of The Tortoise and the Hare can be roughly summed up as follows: someone set up a weird race between a tortoise and a hare, and hare got cocky and fell asleep halfway through, and the tortoise won.
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From the Vaults: 1980s Toyota Celica Commercials

From the Vaults: 1980s Toyota Celica Commercials
The Toyota Celica is still remembered by car enthusiasts today. The little coupe went through many iterations during its 45 year run, but all of them were sporty in one way or another. The third generation Celica was offered up in a number of configurations, ranging from a 1.6-liter engine with a live rear axle to a 2.4-liter version with independent rear suspension.
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Honda Civic Type R: The Other Side

Honda Civic Type R: The Other Side
To promote its Civic Type R Concept, Honda created a cool interactive video, which lets users toggle between everyday life in a stock Honda Civic, then switch over to the fast lane in a Civic Type R.
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Nissan Rolls Car Down Hill in Giant Zorb Ball

Nissan Rolls Car Down Hill in Giant Zorb Ball
Have you ever heard of a Zorb ball? They’re those giant inflatable balls you can get inside of and roll down a hill if you’re the adventurous type. If you think it’s crazy to get a person inside one of these, imagine what it’s like to put a car inside one.
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