Daily 70s Spot: ’76 Ford Pinto Report with Hugh Downs (1975)

'And now, here's Hugh Downs with the fake news...' (Ford Pinto commercial, 1975)

‘And now, here’s Hugh Downs with the fake news…’ (Ford Pinto commercial, 1975)

“Ford has what California drives.”

Let’s switch on the TV and take in our Daily 70s Spot. Here’s a Ford Motors commercial featuring the ’76 Pinto and ‘The Ford Report.’ The newscaster is Hugh Downs of NBC’s Today and ABC’s 20/20. Spot aired in November of 1975.

Daily 70s Spot #249: ’76 Ford Pinto Report with Hugh Downs, 1975

Previously on Daily 70s Spot: United Way ‘Women’s Prison’ (1978)

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2 Responses to Daily 70s Spot: ’76 Ford Pinto Report with Hugh Downs (1975)

  1. Steve H. says:

    I guess they didn’t have enough time to mention that they explode when hit from behind?