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Art & Inspiration Charles Schulz must have been a car guy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Jun 1, 2020.

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    I also ran across this advertisement of the 1961 Ford Falcon. HRP

  2. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    Not sure about Peanuts 1?;)

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  3. 51504bat
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    He was from Santa Rosa, just around the corner from Petaluma where American Graffiti was filmed. Coincidence?
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  4. 66gmc
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
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    All I know for sure is that I suddenly feel the need to stop by my local ford dealer and test drive a new Falcon...
  5. tjm73
    Joined: Feb 17, 2006
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    Maybe he just liked money and that was a decent paycheck for him? Gotta pay the bills.
  6. stuart in mn
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    stuart in mn

    After he gained fame he moved to California, but he was from St. Paul. For a time he lived in an apartment above a drug store owned by one of my parent's friends.

    I don't know that he was much of a car fan (I'm sure he was paid handsomely for the Falcon ads), but he was a big hockey fan.
  7. SR100
    Joined: Nov 26, 2013
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    Unfortunately, its fake, an internet meme. Here's another
    Real Peanuts cartoons are hand lettered, like the Falcon ad.
  8. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
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    Chuck had good taste
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  9. Thanks for the commercials mgtstumpy. I had never seen those and it is interesting to look back on the marketing of the time especially how Ford kind of threw some punches at the "other guys". :p Being in an industry that also does marketing to compete against our competition, we have had several discussions of whether you tell the customer that the competition lies about their claims or if you just show them by outperforming... :D
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  10. jnaki
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    A friend from high school was from a Jewish family. They did all of the historical things that follow the traditions for the whole family. So, in order for the kids to feel at home along with their friends, a small Christmas tree and resulting presents were in the living room. That way, the kids would not feel left out of the Christmas celebration that most of their friends were doing, including Christmas songs. It does sound strange, but these kids had the coolest parents and welcomed all to their house, including music.

    When that first song of Linus and Lucy came out, it was a fun dance song for all of us. You could do just about any move and still be in the swing of things. Picture a couple of kids doing dance moves in a 58 Impala, a 57 Chevy Bel Air, or when that era was gone, a 1965 El Camino on long trips back down to So Cal from San Jose during the Christmas season. It was music and dancing in the car that broke up those long drives.

    When my wife and I had the 1940 327 powered Ford Sedan Delivery, we, too, had a great time when that song came on the tape player. Those memories come back when the song appears on the radio, TV or other places. Now, it is (and has been,) in an annual rotation of music, when decorating our tree in the seasons since 1965.


    Even as grandparents driving our granddaughter around, when that song came on, everyone in the station wagon moved to the music in artistic dancing motions.
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  11. The Peanuts comic strip was always one of my favorites in the local daily paper when I was growing up. It must have been true for my father as well because he painted the following image on the side of his dirt track sprint car in the late 60's.
    I always liked that car and wish I had a picture. It was my dad's love of racing and working on cars that got me interested in this hobby. I miss him.
  12. Automotive Stud
    Joined: Sep 26, 2004
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    Automotive Stud

    I think it's just a tie in with them being featured/sponsors of the Ford show television program.
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  13. Dave Mc
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    Dave Mc

    Same toon , Different version
    Charley Brown.jpg
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  14. low down A
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    low down A

    if it's on the internet you just know it's gotta be the truth
  15. ramblin dan
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    ramblin dan

    I can't buy that logic because that would make Bill Cosby was a car guy because he was a spokesmen in advertising for Ford at one point.
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  17. alanp561
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    Yeah, I had an album of Cosby's that told about his experience with his Mustang. I can remember what he said when he opened the hood, " Piiiiippppessss, it's got piiiiippppssss, man ".
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  18. He wouldn’t be in so much trouble now if he had kept it in the garage.
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  19. cfmvw
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    Being a jazz fan, I always enjoy the unique bossa nova sound of Vince Guarldi, and he wrote and performed all the musical scores for the various Peanuts specials until he suddenly passed away in 1976. He became involved in "A Charlie Brown Christmas" when Lee Mendelson happened to hear Guarldi's "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" on the radio and tracked him down to discuss composing for the animated project with him and Charles Schultz. Two weeks later, Vince called and played "Linus and Lucy" over the phone for them.
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  20. only a block head would own a Ford....:D
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  21. cfmvw
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    Speaking of blockheads, I misspelled Guaraldi...the spell check skunked me on that one!
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  22. Ted, that's cold. HRP
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  23. alanp561
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    And this comes from a man who owns GM boat anchors;)
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  24. ramblin dan
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    ramblin dan

    More like someone yanked the football away before you were about to kick it!
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