Sunday, 22 December 2013

Vintage car advertisements found in 1970's football programmes

Rather scarily I don't seem to have posted in this blog since July 2013, some 5 months ago. I have been busy though, with a lot of focus recently being diverted to my psychogeography inspired, In Search of Space blog, which chronicles my various urban, rural and coastal wanders and features ghost signs, abandonment, decay and an assortment of other stuff too. Whilst I would love you to visit my other blog, I guess you've ended up here because of the content, vintage car advertisements, so with no further delay, here they are. All are sourced from football (soccer) programmes from the 1970's, in the days before managers were sacked after a handful of games for not being top of the table, before footballers used to appear in hair product adverts, and before the new owners of a club changed the club's name, shirt colour and culture.

First up with have a vintage advertisement for the 1973 Ford Capri, as driven by the late Lewis Collins, as Bodie, in the 1980's TV series, The Professionals.

Vintage advertisement for the 1973 Ford Capri
Vintage advertisement for the 1973 Ford Capri

Next up is a vintage advertisement for a garage rather than a specific car. This one, being on the back of a 1978 Wigan Athletic football programme, is for H.L.Gorner Ltd., in Bryn, Wigan.

Vintage advertisement for a garage in Bryn, Wigan, c.1978
Vintage advertisement for a garage in Bryn, Wigan, c.1978

From a Sheffield United football programme, we now have an advert for the Vauxhall Victor, coming in a choice of 2.3 litre of 1.8 litre.

Vintage advertisement for the Vauxhall Victor, c.1972
Vintage advertisement for the Vauxhall Victor, c.1972

And finally for this small selection, by far the cheesiest and quite possibly my favourite of the batch, is a vintage advertisement for the Vauxhall's bodywork, taken from the centre pages of the Football League Review which came free with a Southampton football programme.

Vintage advertisement for Vauxhall, c.1970
Vintage advertisement for Vauxhall, c.1970

And for anyone more interested in football than cars, I have a selection of vintage football programmes for sale in my Etsy store.

    

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