The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rbantique, Jun 1, 2010.
Good ones. Thanks.
a few others
I have a stack of thos old ads at the house. These are the ones I have on this computer. I sold the car but still have the artwork. lol
"These are the ones I have on this computer" did I miss them ?
Saturaday Evening Post had some nice car art covers
Those Sat. Eve. Post covers are cool! Here's a few ads.That 53 chevy looks like it's already been slammed.
a customized 4 dr ?? whats up? photo chopped ? I'd like to see more..
Nothing I enjoy more than getting out the box of National Geographics, and just looking at the ads from the 40's up to the late 60's.
GM in the mid to late 60s had some excellent art. Especially Pontiac as I recall . The original art has got to be worth a fortune. Will dig some out later.
matchbook art & more Saturday Evening Posts & Gentlemen Prefer ......
A few that I like. The Chrysler ad's from the 1920's or '30s but I included it because I think the art deco design is cool.
Tom Hale and Bob Rector were probably the most prolific artists in Detroit. I sold a lot of their signed and numbered prints in the 1980's. Bob's stuff is acrylics using tubes of house paint tint!
I scored a Bob Rector original that was the base art for DeLorean ads and promo material.
A little o/t, but why couldn't Chrysler's early fifties products look as cool as their advertising art? Just one of life's little mysteries for me...
I have too many car ads to want to post them all, but I did scan some of my pulp novel covers a while back. I'll only put the car related ones up.
You all might enjoy the book "Boulevard Photographic" which tells the tale of the evolution from these print ads to photography for ads.
nice art and a good story
Looks like airbags may have been a factory option back in the fifties!
here's a few from my 49 chevy collection.
Love the Fitz & Van '63 Grand Prix stuff shown. Super rendering of my favorite Pontiac.
I am a '54 Ford nut,,HRP
early weird ads and more
. Here is a similar image .
Some of my favorite Dodge ads . They capture life in the early 1920s. Most by William Meade Prince
The illustrations in those days where the best, somehow todays automobile pictures seem to be missing something.
I loved the ads for the '62 Pontiac Grand Prix, and that little business about the Tach on the console made me want one even more, imagine my surprise when my Dad came home with a nice used one a few years later
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