Follies of the Mad Men #127

[From Life magazine for Nov 28 1969.]

Yes, I drive a cartoon.
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Nov 29, 2010
     Category: Business | Advertising | Products | Cartoons | 1960s | Cars

The Plymouth Roadrunner was quite a car! They'd lowered the gear ratio to get more kick off the line. They built a few "Super Birds" so they could go racing.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/29/10 at 12:28 PM
I'd never drive a Volkswagen Beetle but if I did it'd be this one.

WARNING: The link is SFW but if you click on the picture to see the whole thing it's NSFW.

WTG Nelly !!
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 11/29/10 at 03:12 PM
Noted KDP. Actually as a teen we had a guy who'd sell us pot and had a Beetle. We would all tell our parents we were going "around the block". The block was actually an hour road trip around three highways. We all get high and come away with our buys.

Can I then at least make fun of the Karmann Ghia ?? hehehe 😝
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 11/29/10 at 06:03 PM
yep, that looks like your kind of car bd! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/29/10 at 09:15 PM
got distracted and forgot my own comment. boy that screws up the aerodynamics!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/29/10 at 09:18 PM
While selling used cars I had a 16yo kid come in that wanted to by the Dodge Charger 440 Magnum we had on the lot. I've got two speeds while driving (On & Off) and am fearless in the face of certain death and I still wouldn't drive that thing off the lot!

I told the kid to bring his father and we'd talk. The only time I tried NOT to sell a car and I blew it! The kid lucked out and walked away from the wreck that totaled the car a couple of weeks later.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/30/10 at 01:06 PM
I pass buy one of these things (get the pun?) going to rust every week on my way to my weekly "Cure The World's Problems Seminar". It's been a long time since I've seen one up and running though.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/01/10 at 04:22 AM
I'd forgotten about the VW Thing ... thanks for the laugh Mark.

The one "car" I think we can all agree to make fun of is the Renault LeCar. I used to ask people how many miles did they get before they had to change the wind up rubber band. 😝
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 12/01/10 at 10:40 AM
i'll second the renault thing! i had an alliance, what a pos!!!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/01/10 at 01:13 PM
This is the coolest VW bug around:

then again, while the normal VW is all business and no flash, ones like this are all flash and no business, so it really isn't a big upgrade.

As for the Roadrunner, there may not be too many on the streets used as daily drivers, but there are still plenty in great condition on the show circuit. Muscle cars are extremely popular, and while there won't be as many Roadrunners as, say, Challengers, there are still a lot out there.

Fortunately (for my wallet at least), I've never been that crazy about muscle cars. I like full size sedans like the Chrysler New Yorker and Buick Electra, so when I finally do get around to buying a vintage car I'll be paying much less than someone buying a smaller, more desirable muscle car.
Posted by Salamander Sam in Chicago on 12/05/10 at 02:13 PM
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