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TV Ads – 1977 – Winchells Donut Shops + Southwest Airlines + Six Flags Over Texas + Dunlop Tires

Winchell’s Donuts is an international doughnut company founded by Verne Winchell on October 8, 1948, in Temple City, California….which currently has over 170 stores in 6 western states….as well as Guam,  Saipan and Saudi Arabia. The chain’s slogan is “Home of the Warm ‘n Fresh Donut,”….and it claims to be the West Coast’s largest doughnut chain…..which also offers its customers a 14-doughnut dozen….as opposed to the standard baker’s dozen of 13 or the real dozen of 12.

Southwest Airlines Co. is a major American airline headquartered in Dallas, Texas….which is the world’s largest low-cost carrier.  The airline was established on March 15, 1967 by Herb Kelleher as Air Southwest Co. and adopted its current name, Southwest Airlines Co., in 1971….when it began operating as an intrastate airline wholly within the state of Texas….while first flying between Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. The airline has more than 59,000 employees as of March 2019….and operates about 4,000 departures a day during peak travel season.

Six Flags Over Texas is a 212-acre theme park located in Arlington, Texas….which was the first Six Flags Theme Park….but because of later acquisitions it is not the oldest park of the Six Flags chain….as that particular title is held by Six Flags New England. The Six Flags Over Texas park opened on August 5, 1961….after a year of construction and an initial investment of $10 million by real estate developer Angus G. Wynne, Jr.

Dunlop is a brand of tires owned by various companies around the world…..which was founded by pneumatic tire pioneer John Boyd Dunlop in Birmingham, England in 1889….as it is owned and operated by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand….whereas in India, the brand is owned by Dunlop India Ltd…..whose parent company is the Ruia Group.  In several other Asian countries (Japan, China, Indonesia, Thailand and Russia), Africa and Latin America (except Mexico) it is operated by Sumitomo Rubber Industries.

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