Motorcycle advertising has changed a huge amount since the ’70s and ’80s. It used to be Girl-Bike-Logo and motorcycle sales were booming, in more recent times it’s become more technical and motorcycle sales have waned, I may be drawing an overly simplistic correlation-causation line in the sand here but I vote that we go back to ads like this one.
The Crosley Spinnerette looks for all the world like a dusty old record player you might find in the corner of a quiet antiques store, the happy fact of the matter is that it’s actually a modern record player with a USB/iPhone connection coupled with it’s belt drive turntable.
There’s something wonderful about this old photograph, I think the most impressive part of it is the boy’s perfectly positioned left foot. He looks for all the world like a crusty flat track old timer.
The Blastolene Indy Special is one of those motor vehicles that makes me wish I knew where to find M47 Patton tank engines. The car was built by the team at Blastolene…