The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BeatnikPirate, Dec 27, 2010.
The ultimate Studebaker promo? Electric powered.
Mercury Big M junior. 1957-58
Promo car on steroids. was used in the same fashion as the smaller scale promos to bring potential customers into the dealership. Available in gas or electric powered, they even offered a radio.
1956 Pontiac Starchief Junior used by Pontiac dealers. Was electric powered and made by Silvestri Art Studios in Chicago.
I have some vintage video of this on on Youtube!
Thanks! Didn't know they still had a magazine, and that led to the web site, http://www.myfordmag.com/#/, and from there to the Ford collection of diecasts, http://www.fordcollection.com/Store/Browse/DIE.
Definitely way more than my puny 150 or so! You wanna sell some, let me know!
WOW, how do you have time to dust 'em? By the time you get done with all of them & the cases, it's time to start, again. Great collection.
Haha, thanks! Here are a few stories I put together for my automotive blog that you may like if you're into promo models.
I have had this Glass Corvette since a dealership in Oklahoma gave it to my Dad in 1953.
Careful, promo collecting can be as addictive as crack cocaine - especially if you are OCD, focus on one marque/model and try to get every color made. My addiction started when I wanted to get promos of the '55 Victoria, '63 box-top Galaxie 500/XL and T-bird hardtop in the early-mid '80s. Ended up with over 200 T-bird promos in varying states of condition from parts cars to mint-in-box examples from '55 through the last of them in '71, including '64-'67 radios, frictions, etc. Even had may late father make a few display cases for them so I could take them to the Wahoo car shows in the early '90s and T-bird conventions. Now days unless it's a color I don't have, I walk past them at the swap meets.
On top of that there's all the red '60s Ford Galaxie convertibles, a mix of '60-'61 Starliners and other '61 Fords, and a few early Mustangs (including the Poppy Red '65 fastback radio). Newest ones for me is an early '80s ElCamino which I'd hate to cut to match my '87 and a '94 Mustang GT.
Sad thing is I have a friend who has collected so many '50s-'60s Ford/T-bird promos that he's lost count, and like me probably has more boxed up in the closet than on display. Trying to keep his son from playing with them means once in a while he'll find a beat-up one for "his" collection.
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I found this Turbine in the box awhile back
Revoh hasn't posted for 6 years. Wonder what happened to his 1000 cars?
.......Worse yet, wonder what happened to him!
..........Looks like he posts regularly on his blog, Hover Motor Co.
Yes, here we are: https://dealerpromo.blogspot.com/
I have been looking for a 49-54 chevy wagon promo, preferable a 53. I have seen one but never one in person.
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