National Twilight Zone Day—yes, it’s a real thing—is coming up on May 11th. Rod Serling’s sometimes creepy and always mind-bending series aired from 1959 until 1964. Still a favorite in syndication, The Twilight Zone is also a window that looks back into a great time for the automobile. Here’s a look at some of our favorite “Zone cars.”
If you’re trying to evade the cops on the silver screen, it helps to look cool and retro while you’re doing it. Here, courtesy of YouTube and the Historic Vehicle Association, are the cars from six of the best known “getaway” movies from the 1970s. These include the 1970 Dodge Challenger from Vanishing Point; the 1973 Pontiac Ventura Sprint Coupe and Pontiac Grand Ville from The Seven-Ups; the 1969 Dodge Charger R/T from Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry; the 1973 Ford Mach 1 Mustang from Gone in 60 Seconds; the 1977 Pontiac TransAm from Smokey and the Bandit; and the Mercedes V-8 sedan from The Driver.
Last year, advertisers paid an average of $3.5 million for a 30-second commercial spot during Super Bowl XLVI. Since the very first AFL-NFL World Championship Game in 1967, the “big game” has produced some memorable commercials (if not always memorable matchups). The Historic Vehicle Association takes a look back at a few from the world of cars.
Here’s a look back at some catchy product slogans, funny taglines, and classic car care pitchmen on YouTube.