TV Ads – 1980 – Brake Check Shops + Dunkin Donuts Shops + Ford Cars

While posting TV ADS into our vintage library…..it is always interesting to us here at ImaSportsphile which companies are still “alive and well” some 39 years later in 2019….and all three of these businesses certainly are….as our favorite of the three is Dunkin Donuts, of course….I mean, all you have to do is look at those…

TV Ads – 1979 – Schlitz Malt Liquor + Craig Road Receivers + Sheftal Jewelers Of Austin + Precision Tune Auto Shops Austin

Malt liquor, in North America, is beer with high alcohol content…..as legally, it often includes any alcoholic beverage with 5% or more alcohol by volume made with malted barley. In common usage, it refers to beers containing a high alcohol content, generally above 6%….which are made with ingredients and processes resembling those for American-style lagers…..and the most popular of all malt liquors was The Bull from Schlitz….better…

TV Ads – 1979 – Ella Fitzgerald For Memorex Cassettes + US Navy + Movie Promo The Bermuda Triangle

“Is it real or is it Memorex” is one of those marketing lines used in Memorex audio cassette tapes television commercials from the 1970’s and 1980’s that has left a lasting imprint in the minds of those of us who saw the commercials featuring jazz singing legend Ella Fitzgerald…..as she demonstrated breaking a crystal glass with…

TV Ads – 1979 – Volkswagen Cars + Tampax Feminine Pads + Long John Silvers Restaurants

Volkswagen was established in 1937 by the German Labour Front (Deutsche Arbeitsfront) in Berlin….as a result of the fact that in the early 1930’s cars were a luxury…..whereas most Germans could afford nothing more elaborate than a motorcycle….when only one German out of 50 owned a car….so, seeking a potential new market….some car makers began independent “people’s car”…

TV Ads – 1979 – NFL Earl Campbell For 7 Up Soda + Max Factor Cosmetics + I R S Jobs + Pearl Beer

In this group of tv commercials…..7 Up soda went all out with three NFL greats….Rams Pat Hayden, Oilers Earl Campbell and Cowboys Hollywood Henderson….all pitching their enjoyment in drinking 7 Up soda…..while Max Factor cosmetics pushes their popular brand of products to help women become their most beautiful selves…..which is followed by an I.R.S. ad…

TV Ads – 1979 – Ultra Brite Tooth Paste + FM Sound Track Album + Conan Pizza Austin + House Of Jeans

Ultra Brite is an American toothpaste and tooth-whitener marketed by Colgate-Palmolive in the United States…..which was marketed as a whitening toothpaste….with its active ingredients being baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and sodium monofluorophosphate.  Colgate-Palmolive introduced Ultra Brite toothpaste in 1967…..as it gained popularity at the time of its launch with a television and print commercial ad campaign….which was aimed at Baby Boomers, that stated, “Ultra Brite gives your mouth…[bling]…sex appeal!”. …

TV Ads – 1979 – VW Cars + Yardley Lavender Soap + Victoria Station Restaurants + Waverest Waterbeds

Volkswagen translates to “people’s car” in German. The company’s current international advertising slogan is just “Volkswagen”, referencing the name’s meaning….as Volkswagen, shortened to VW is a German automaker founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front….which was a Nazi labor union headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany….as the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group….who was  the largest automaker by worldwide sales in 2016 and 2017…..with the group’s biggest market being in China….which delivered…

TV Ads – 1980 – Schlitz Beer + Clarion Auto Music + Crisco Shortening + Waverest Waterbeds

The Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company was an American brewery based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin….which once was the largest producer of beer in the United States….as Its namesake beer, Schlitz was known as “The beer that made Milwaukee famous” and was advertised with the slogan “When you’re out of Schlitz, you’re out of beer”.    The Clarion Auto Music system was one of the first auto…

TV Ads – 1980 – US Navy + Volkswagen Cars + Pampers Diapers

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces….and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is the largest and most capable navy in the world….and it has been estimated that in terms of tonnage of its active battle fleet alone….it is larger than the next 13 navies combined….which includes 11…