1980sTV Ads

TV Ads – 1985 – L A Beer + Honda Rebel Motorcycles + Valvoline Oil


L A Beer was created by Anhueser-Busch (brewers of Budweiser) for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games….and became popular enough that they continued to market the label….and since Bone Daddy was at the L A Games….he actually drank more than a few in honor of the Games also….saying that it tastes like Budweiser….as we are of the impression that Anhueser-Busch quit packaging the label at the end of 1985….after the “glow of the 1984 Summer Games” wore off.

The Honda Rebel is a 234 cc (14.3 cu in) cruiser-style motorcycle made by Honda on and off since 1985. It uses the same 234 cc (14.3 cu in) straight-twin engine as the Honda Nighthawk 250 standard…as the Rebel is part of the CM series of cruisers. The September 1985 issue of Motorcyclist magazine, when the Rebel was first introduced, said, “by targeting the bike to a young audience, such as those who watch MTV, Honda hopes to attract newcomers and expand the motorcycle market … Honda is not marketing this motorcycle as a woman’s bike.”….as 2016 was the last model year for the Honda Rebel to be sold in the USA. 

On September 6, 1866 American John Ellis founded the Continuous Oil Refining Company….which later  became Valvoline. While studying the possible healing powers of crude oil….Dr. Ellis was disappointed to find no real medicinal value….but was intrigued by its potential lubricating properties. He eventually abandoned the medical practice to devote his time to the development of an all-petroleum, high viscosity lubricant for steam engines….then using inefficient combinations of petroleum and animal and vegetable fats. He made his breakthrough when he developed an oil that worked effectively in high temperatures. This meant no more gummed valves, corroded cylinders or leaking seals. In 1873 Ellis officially renamed the company to Valvoline after the steam engine valves that the product lubricated.

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