Author Archives: David Moore

70s Spots: Chevy Nova Police Cars & Monte Carlo (1977)

“Put a little distance between yourself and the crowd.” Two Chevy commercials from November of 1977 for you today. First up, Jacksonville, Florida’s Nova police car line-up. After that, a spot for the “Third Generation” 1978 Monte Carlo. Chevy Nova … Continue reading

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70s Spots: LEGO Building Blocks (1973)

“There’s no end to LEGO.” A pair of LEGO building blocks commercials from 1973 on display today. The first spot let’s you know sets are available for varying ages. The second spot shows off a Sunnydale Bridge “emergency.’ Dig those … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Ford Pinto Vs. Japan (Jackie Stewart, 1977)

“Another better idea from Ford.” A pair of Ford commercials for you today. First, we find racing champ Sir Jackie Stewart comparing the ’78 Ford Pinto line-up to Japan’s Datsun, Toyota, and Civic. The spot aired in November of 1977. … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Cocoa & Fruity Pebbles Cereal (Flintstones, 1974)

“Yabba dabba chocolaty doo!” A Post cereal Flintstones double-header on the table today. These spots for Cocoa and Fruity Pebbles feature Fred, Barney, and Wilma working and gobbling up the goods in a Post cereal factory. Both commercials aired in … Continue reading

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70s Spots: American Express (Jim Fixx) & Blue Cross ‘Jogging’ (1978 & ’79)

“Do you know me?” Two spots today focused on the mid-to-late 70s jogging craze. First we find best-selling author, Jim Fixx (The Complete Book Of Running) ambulating across Paris. The spot aired in July of 1979. Then, a spot from … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Budweiser ‘Beer Talk’ (1976 & ’77)

“Pour it down the middle!” This being a summertime Friday, you may be seeking some cool refreshment. With that in mind, we have two Budweiser spots on-tap. First, “Beer Talk” and the joy of foamy bubbles from January of 1976 … Continue reading

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