Stop dragging dead horses

The thought process of the ad men must have gone something like this:

If you don't use Macmillan Oil your car's engine won't achieve its full horsepower. And this is kind of like dragging around a dead horse. So to really drive home this point, let's include a picture of a car actually dragging a horse!

Source: Life magazine - June 20, 1949

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Aug 12, 2016
     Category: Advertising | 1940s

Yikes! Where were PETA when we needed them?
Posted by Virtual on 08/12/16 at 09:11 AM
*Figuring gasoline at 25ยข per gallon.
Posted by ges on 08/12/16 at 09:21 AM
Match this with the mysteriously suppressed 100 m.p.g. (or 200 m.p.g., depending on your source) carburetor and you would be buying gasoline once a year!
Posted by KDP on 08/12/16 at 11:12 AM
... Is that human figure at the front of the vehicle riding on the fender or about to be run down?
Posted by sincoombs on 08/12/16 at 11:18 AM
I'd say it's a traffic cop, issuing the "Stop!" command to another vehicle. And if this driver had been using "Ring-free" oil, The Macmillan Corp. would be an accessory to homicide.
Posted by Virtual on 08/13/16 at 02:45 PM
START buying gasoline to drag around the city streets.
START buying gasoline to drag around your deadbeat buddies who wouldn't buy a car for themselves and might give you 2 bucks for gas, if you asked.
Posted by Greg on 08/14/16 at 07:32 AM
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