Category Archives: Vintage Ads

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Transcribed from the text above to save your eyes. What magic is it in the turkey that makes us all remember, late in November, to give thanks for the blessings that America provides? And why is it, as the royal … Continue reading

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When You Need Service

Here is an ad that I ripped right from the heart of the May 14th, 1960 edition of the Saturday Evening Post. Most of the magazine is in tough shape but the International advertisement has passed the test of time. … Continue reading

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Autocar Mondays – Big Producers of Big Diesel Trucks

Autocar-Diesels cost more because they’re worth more. No sugar coating in that statement. It appears this ad was published at some point during World War II. You will notice an insert in the top left corner describing a program authorizing … Continue reading

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War and Peace

Here is another little gem I picked up at a truck show this past summer. This advertisement from WWII details the use of Autocar trucks as they haul 60-ton,105ft long, 26.5 ft tall, hull segments eight miles through crowded city … Continue reading

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Ford CL-9000 – The Inside Edition

As promised, here are the inside pages of the Ford CL-9000 brochure I mentioned early in the week. Click on any photo below to view a larger version.  

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Vintage Words – Ford CL9000

I recently picked up a sales brochure for the Ford CL line of cabover trucks for eBay. I don’t know about you but I miss the days when trucks left the factory in colors other than white. Useless Fact Warning: … Continue reading

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Vintage Words – Built Like a Mack

Check out this old but awesome Mack Truck¬†advertisement¬†for their off road offerings. Back before color photographs became the norm illustrated sales pitches like the one below were they way you reached potential customers. This kind of ad reminds me of … Continue reading

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Ford Trucks Cost Less!

Ford trucks cost less because they are packed with dollar saving durability. Eatonite faced intake valves and forged crankshafts only begin to scratch the surface. I wonder if those snazy uniforms came with the truck?

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Mack Cruise-Liner

Some say the art of letter writing has been lost with the advent of email and texting. The financial troubles of the USPS only seem to highlight the fact that soon physical letters will be relegated to a special wing … Continue reading

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Vintage Words – Chevrolet Jobmaster Trucks

1962 Chevrolet Jobmaster Trucks. ¬†Reading through the ad’s description of how these trucks were built you might just think you were seeing the world’s toughest vehicle.

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