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Old 12-16-2009, 10:18 AM   #1
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Jocko Johnson was done with his streamlined dragster and Dean Moon wanted it badly. It was all vanity. Dean bought the car, took out the huge Allison motor, installed a big block Chevrolet, and relabe...

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Old 12-16-2009, 10:29 AM   #2
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That's a cool vid, I was wondering when he drops the laundry I noticed the canopy popped up, was that to enhance drag so as to slow down faster?
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:31 AM   #3
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cool commercial... it's funny seeing it now with all the smoking..
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:37 AM   #4
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God Tom Selleck is awesome!!! Definitely a cool commercial when you look past how cheesy and obvious the product insertion is though out the scene. Where's my lighter.....
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:46 AM   #5
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I still have the poster from preordering some MOON gauges(classic) a very long time ago.
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:57 AM   #6
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Was that Tom's big break?
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:02 AM   #7
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That video would make me stop smoking!
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:13 AM   #8
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Haha that's pretty cool. You don't see commercials like that anymore.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:21 AM   #9
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the taste (cough-cough) of success. gotta get me someof those 555 smokes so I can go to Bonneville.
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Cool, but I don't get it - is Tom's character supposed to be the high-zoot owner of the car...? Why come he ain't driving it...?

'555... the cigarette for rich folks who want to pay other people do cool stuff for them'.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:50 AM   #11
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Cool, but I don't get it - is Tom's character supposed to be the high-zoot owner of the car...? Why come he ain't driving it...?

'555... the cigarette for rich folks who want to pay other people do cool stuff for them'.
I think they are building him as a character and showing the public how cool and well cultured he is... He can fly in on his leer jet, rub elbows with greasers, and appreciate speed. Of course, it also shows how versatile 555 cigarettes are - they can be appreciated by both schmucks like us and well to-do jet setters like Tom Selleck.

That would have been my pitch as an ad man anyhow...
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Neat shots of the car. Screw the smokes.
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AH. Thanks, Ryan... I was never good with subtlety.
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I never heard of 555 cigarettes, but then again I never smoked. Did anyone else notice the drivers name on the car?
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:02 PM   #15
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That video would make me stop smoking!
Total opposite effect on me! I need a smoke and a wrench,
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The Moonliner is the coolest car ever!
Love that commercial! How great would it be if Dean Moon was still around!
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I love seeing the Moonliner in action and from what I've read Tom Selleck is a car guy. As far as the smoking is that a European commercial? I believe that tv cigarette ads in the US were banned in 1971.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:43 PM   #18
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Tom Sellick's moustache will kick chuck norris's beard's ass.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:43 PM   #19
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I think they are building him as a character and showing the public how cool and well cultured he is... He can fly in on his leer jet, rub elbows with greasers, and appreciate speed.
Whatever..............he cant hold a candle to this guy.



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Old 12-16-2009, 02:12 PM   #20
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What a "coincidink" ... Jocko dubbed his (work-in-progress) streamliner the "Triple-Nickle" in hopes that one day it would set a new wheel-driven land-speed record of 555 MPH (using his "PoweRRing 3" engine).

Cool Ad ... Ryan, thanks for posting it ... Doug (Mazooma1), Thanks for sharing it.
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