Giant terrorizes mechanic

It's been a while since I've added anything to my occasional series about giant people in ads. But here's an example from 1982 that ran in the New Yorker.



This ad was evidently part of an extended campaign Ford ran in the early 80s featuring giant men in garages. Back in 2012, I posted another example from the same campaign.

     Posted By: Alex - Sun May 13, 2018
     Category: Giant People in Ads





Comments
The cars on the lifts appear to be a Mustang II, and Fairmont respectively. Both Ford offerings that spent a LOT of time in those locations.
Posted by John on 05/14/18 at 10:29 AM
My parent had one of those Fairmonts from that era, purchased new. It lasted about two years, even with the Ford Service Plan. I think the motor gave up first, followed by the transmission.

Actually, nearly any car from that time period was pretty much a rolling junk pile. I once worked with a girl who kept bragging about how great her boyfriend's Porsche 924 was, when it wasn't in the shop having something fixed, which seemed to be every other week. I finally shut her up by saying that a car that expensive shouldn't be spending any time at the mechanic's at all.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 05/14/18 at 10:58 AM
Meanwhile, my '79 Celica kept rolling and rolling.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 05/15/18 at 08:32 AM









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