: what's your favorite car commercial?



Bro-Ham
07-29-10, 04:42 PM
I love it! Sign me up for a Regency! :) Check out the Caddies rolling by on the Dan Ryan. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ODO4XI1Tq4

gdwriter
07-29-10, 05:02 PM
I can think of two right off the bat. The first is the Volkswagen Funeral ad from 1969. I show this to my advertising students as an example of brilliant storytelling:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpWgs98iBGk

The second is a Chevrolet ad from 1964. Naturally, I love seeing a car like mine, but I also love the magnificent setting, plus the harp and the way the announcer says, Jet Smoooooth luxury:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvKvP4r4i2o&playnext=1&videos=mQijWMBOABU

And this Cadillac spot that launched the Breakthrough campaign is pretty damn cool:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0PiINfDxP4

Cadillac_Fan
07-29-10, 05:19 PM
I still get a kick out of the late 1980's Cadilllac television commercials set to the tune of "The Only Way to Travel is Cadillac Style" - with vignettes of polo players, yachtsmen, foil fencers, and (out of place) shots of men in tuxedos with women in cocktail dresses standing alongside a Cadillac on a remote mountain pass or lakeside.

One of the more absurd Cadillac commercials has imagery of an over-the-hill, stern faced fellow completely adorned in aviator sunglasses replete with leather driving gloves putting an Eldorado through its paces; too funny, as the ad inconspicuously suggests a vicarious experience as an aviator/pilot.

The imagery of those late 80's Cadillac ads conjures up pure unmitigated cheese, yet they are catchy and lovingly garish.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaZpHSnjprI

MacMuse
07-29-10, 06:32 PM
My favorite was either not very effective or sued off the air. It was a radio spot that made fun of every SUV currently on the market. The gist of the ad was changing the name of the make/model, with very funny results. I believe it was a Ford ad, and they even made fun of their own name.

Nissan Pathfinder became Sneeze-on PathGrinder
Ford Explorer -> Bored Extorter
...and so on

It's been years since I last heard it, and I don't recall the other variations they used. But it was definitely hilarious.

gdwriter
07-29-10, 06:40 PM
I had forgotten to mention the 1988 Cadillac Style commercial. It does indeed have wonderfully cheesy and clichéd images of affluence that are so 80s. But I love the jingle, especially how the dynamite blast is synched to the music at :48.

gdwriter
07-29-10, 06:54 PM
A couple more commercials that I use as examples in my advertising class. Sorry for the crappy quality; these were taken from a VHS tape back in 1997, and I haven't been able to find either spot anywhere else on YouTube.

Rick will be shocked — shocked I say — by my inclusion of this brilliant Jeep commercial:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzYI3yg_hZc

I drove a Honda Accord at the time this commercial came out in 1997, and as someone who often has several things go wrong at once, I could certainly relate (and was grateful that I could at least depend on my car):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dasIM8Xlwo

Rumor has it that the Cohen brothers directed this and a similar series of ads for Honda.

hueterm
07-29-10, 07:07 PM
In addition to the others mentioned above:

I love the latest CTS-V ad w/"Lovesick" -- probably my favorite.

Any of those original "V" ads were good. The Cadillac "Mission Control" ad was good.

LS1Mike
07-29-10, 09:32 PM
Currently I like the Kia Soul Hamster Commercial...
"You can go with this or you can go with that"

Stingroo
07-29-10, 09:34 PM
Cause this is where it's at!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-29-10, 09:42 PM
The Mark VIII ad with the I-beam was pretty cool.
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Jesda
07-29-10, 10:38 PM
A couple more commercials that I use as examples in my advertising class. Sorry for the crappy quality; these were taken from a VHS tape back in 1997, and I haven't been able to find either spot anywhere else on YouTube.

Rick will be shocked — shocked I say — by my inclusion of this brilliant Jeep commercial:

YouTube- Jeep Commercial -- Top of the World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzYI3yg_hZc)

I drove a Honda Accord at the time this commercial came out in 1997, and as someone who often has several things go wrong at once, I could certainly relate (and was grateful that I could at least depend on my car):

YouTube- Honda Accord commercial 1997 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dasIM8Xlwo)

Rumor has it that the Cohen brothers directed this and a similar series of ads for Honda.

That ad's premise is quite similar to 2009's "A Serious Man". Too bad the character in the Coen brothers film didn't have a happy Honda ending.

Aron9000
07-29-10, 10:58 PM
Its very hungry:lildevil::lildevil::lildevil:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCtipr5B0Hk

Jesda
07-29-10, 11:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8-N8t_P3oE

gdwriter
07-29-10, 11:46 PM
I discovered these two gems from Buick just by searching YouTube. The one for the '64 Riviera is very sexist, but damn, the car is sexy (so is the chick driving it):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n10XeJv4xwc&

And this one just amuses me. I especially like the music:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW1CoiprOs4

gdwriter
07-29-10, 11:51 PM
I vividly recall this commercial when the 1986 Mercury Sable was introduced. Bette Midler sued Ford for using her version of Do You Wanna Dance? I don't think that's her singing in the commercial, but the arrangement is identical to her version (I bought it because I loved this commercial):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjIstCzsppA

hueterm
07-29-10, 11:52 PM
The Mark VIII ad with the I-beam was pretty cool.
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I remember that...it was very cool.....

hueterm
07-29-10, 11:57 PM
And on the "Cadillac Style" ad, what cracks me up is the Cimarron that they show for about 1.5 seconds in such a way that you can't even see what it is.

Anyone that was sentient in 1988 that is still sentient now, however, would remember that jingle.....it really was a good ad...

Bro-Ham
07-30-10, 12:11 AM
"Cadillac Style" ads debuted for the 1988 Masters golf tournament which was always sponsored by Cadillac, I had the VCR rolling on the final day and taped them all. :) Easier to watch them now on youtube. :)

Here is the 88 Eldo:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOBfJ79MkuM

There is a "Cadillac Style" commercial for the 1988 Brougham - I can't seem to find it on youtube although I will keep looking.

93DevilleUSMC
07-30-10, 12:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IocCC1-jeTY

93DevilleUSMC
07-30-10, 12:25 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wedAYknNtHM

hueterm
07-30-10, 12:30 AM
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Any of the late 80s/early 90s Pontiac ads w/Capt. Picard, were awesome to a ST geek, like me...

And flame me if you want, but I LOVED that SSE when it was new (and still do...)...


And SO loving this one....I need to buy my old one back from Dad since he never drives it..............

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Bro-Ham
07-30-10, 12:35 AM
A few cool '74 Cadillac commercials that I love! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26_4FjCYuFY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2824qxYS4s&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shllko2uQEA&feature=related

Bro-Ham
07-30-10, 12:38 AM
I really like this 1958 GM commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn_QOiTL7Yg

hueterm
07-30-10, 12:40 AM
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I always really liked this one too...

Bro-Ham
07-30-10, 12:42 AM
that's great!

hueterm
07-30-10, 12:45 AM
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Tada, Bro...

And while not an ad, interesting all the same:

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hueterm
07-30-10, 01:01 AM
HA HA HA HA HA!!

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gary88
07-30-10, 01:07 AM
Always loved BMW's commercials.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plxNfU-PA2c

They actually took apart six engines and used mini HD cameras shooting at 4000 frames per second to make this instead of using CGI.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WcAvV7HoGA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWl8ERzgZWs

Bro-Ham
07-30-10, 01:14 AM
Frank Sinatra in the 8-track:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTjXMrlaIk4

Bro-Ham
07-30-10, 01:16 AM
I love the 75 Olds 98 Regency Sedan almost as much as my favorite, the 75 Buick Electra. Here is the 75 Olds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HCOpgfPQnw&feature=related

hueterm
07-30-10, 01:23 AM
And before I go to bed....undoubtedly the very best "ads" EVAR for any car!

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gdwriter
07-30-10, 01:25 AM
While certainly no Lexus fan, I thought this commercial was brilliant (another example I showed to my advertising students). Great use of pop culture (and Barbara Eden still looks great):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxFn0MUxKq0&

gdwriter
07-30-10, 01:27 AM
I love those BMW films (I have the DVD). Especially the Ambush and Star.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-30-10, 08:40 AM
I got that BMW DVD from the local dealer about 6 years ago. Very cool.

Night Wolf
07-30-10, 09:15 AM
BMW FTW.

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The cool part is just how much of it is real, basically the whole thing.... with some good tunes too :).