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TV Ads – 1978 – Skiing Great Jean Claude Killy For American Express + Goodyear Tires


Jean-Claude Killy (born 30 August 1943) also known as Gilette is a former French World Cup alpine ski racer….who dominated the sport in the late 1960’s…..when he was a triple Olympic champion by winning the three alpine events at the 1968 Winter Olympics….and becoming the most successful athlete there. He also won the first two World Cup titles, in 1967 and 1968 

In this video herewith, Killy is touting the worthiness of having an American Express credit card….which is a product of an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Three World Financial Center in New York City….which was founded in 1850….and is one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is best known for its charge card, credit card, and traveler’s cheque businesses…..with high profile public figures that tout the card saying it pays to carry American Express.  

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is an American multinational tire manufacturing company founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling and based in Akron, Ohio. Goodyear manufactures tires for automobiles, commercial trucks, light trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, race cars, airplanes, farm equipment and heavy earth-mover machinery. It also produced bicycle tires from its founding until 1976.  As of 2017, Goodyear is one of the top four tire manufacturers along with Bridgestone (Japan), Michelin (France) and Continental (Germany)

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