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  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,714

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. 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?
  3. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,511

    from Garner, NC

    cool commercial... it's funny seeing it now with all the smoking..
  4. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    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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  5. coupe33
    Joined: Nov 23, 2004
    Posts: 520


    I still have the poster from preordering some MOON gauges(classic) a very long time ago.
  6. Was that Tom's big break? :)
  7. temper_mental
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,719

    from Texas

    That video would make me stop smoking!
  8. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,881

    Strange Agent
    from Ponder, TX

    Haha that's pretty cool. You don't see commercials like that anymore.
  9. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 16,188

    from California

    the taste (cough-cough) of success. gotta get me someof those 555 smokes so I can go to Bonneville.
  10. BLAKE
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
    Posts: 2,688


    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'.
  11. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,714

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    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...
  12. Neat shots of the car. Screw the smokes.
  13. BLAKE
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
    Posts: 2,688


    AH. Thanks, Ryan... I was never good with subtlety.
  14. Belchfire8
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,544


    I never heard of 555 cigarettes, but then again I never smoked. Did anyone else notice the drivers name on the car?
  15. Rooney00
    Joined: Dec 2, 2006
    Posts: 312


    Total opposite effect on me! I need a smoke and a wrench,
  16. The Moonliner is the coolest car ever!
    Love that commercial! How great would it be if Dean Moon was still around!
  17. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 703


    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.
  18. Alex Yohnk
    Joined: Sep 7, 2005
    Posts: 828

    Alex Yohnk

    Tom Sellick's moustache will kick chuck norris's beard's ass.
  19. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,053


    Whatever..............he cant hold a candle to this guy.


    Stay thirsty my friends.
  20. 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.
  21. hugh m
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,130

    hugh m
    from ct.

    Here's a couple of shots of some of Jocko's other projects...quite a guy. (Some are shown on the 555 buck/mockup.) Sorry, can't get it to rotate, hate computers, but I am good at some other stuff. Really..

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  22. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 3,336

    Slim Pickens

    Love this stuff. Thanks. Ryan

    Lions at the PDA Meet in 1967.
    Terry Clemens Photo.

    Emery Cook in the late Robert "Jocko" Johnson's fabled streamliner.

    Bob McClurg Collection.

    Emery Cook - "Jocko's Streamliner" - AA/FD - Sacramento, 1967
    Photo by Leland Norene

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  23. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 3,336

    Slim Pickens

    Mazooma1, sorry. THANKS!!!

    Riverside Raceway 1959 - The Big Day for Jocko, he set the racing world on its ear with a record breaking ET of 8.35
    Photo by Steve Gibbs

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  24. 555 are Asian cigarettes. When I was in Japan in the 80's I saw folks like Paul Newman doing cig commercials.
  25. SDhotrod
    Joined: Oct 11, 2008
    Posts: 463


    I thought someone was going to get a cigarette jammed in their eye the way they were waving those things around at eye level.:eek::)
    Cool video, thanks guys.
  26. Learn something everyday.. I didn't know Gabelich drove for Moon.
    Jocko was a great metalman, but a victim of his own press clippings.
    Cool video- Thanks!
  27. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,297

    from Midwest

    Smoking sucks, but the video rocked. I was digging the fish tailing off of the line.

  28. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,087


    Yeah that ad had a profound effect on Jocko too!:D
  29. argo19c
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
    Posts: 2


    One of the coolest designs ever! The original, duplicate to this very car is now on trhe Big Island of Hawaii and is presently for sale!
  30. There's one here in Australia as well, owned by a bloke called Norm Longfield. Norm raced it for a while, smashed it, and is now fixing it again.

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