Category Archives: Vintage Ads

Vintage Words – Trucklines are America’s lifelines

The most recent addition to the growing collection of vintage advertisements housed at the Daily Diesel Dose archives is this American Trucking Industry and IHC ad that describes the one job that trucks DON’T want.  Ok, the ad really doesn’t … Continue reading

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Vintage Words – GM Diesels

Top Daily Diesel Dose contributor Marc, just sent me a huge collection of vintage advertisements that I can now begin to share with you.  To start, we have this ad for GM Diesels, aka, Detroit Diesel. Much like the Million … Continue reading

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Truck Spotting of Yesteryear

If you’re a regular visitor of this site you now how it works around here.  I tend to post articles relating to older trucks and equipment while sprinkling in some industry news for good measure.  I don’t proclaim to be … Continue reading

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Scout. Anything less is just a car.

The other day I received a package from a new friend.  Contained within was a great collection of articles and ads from old Popular Mechanics magazines.  There is a TON of great material to post and enjoy over the coming days … Continue reading

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Death Trucks

Trucks That Rain Death Upwards.  What a great tag line.   This vintage ad was found in a Time magazine from June of 1943.  Aside from the great illustration of the Half-Track flying off a mountain with guns blazing this … Continue reading

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International Trucks – The 70’s Roster

The Loadstar, Paystar, Fleetstar, Scout II.  The all star line up of the International Harvester in the 1970’s.  Sadly the Scout would not survive the decade but the others would go on to years of service.  The Paystar is still … Continue reading

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Vintage Words – ATA and IHC expand your knowledge!

At some point in the 1960’s  International Harvester and American Trucking Associations worked together to bring this wonderful ad series to print.  Through the ads International was able to highlight their product line by slyly inserting model names and features.  The ATA motive appears to revolve around a … Continue reading

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