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Old 10-19-2017, 06:07 PM   #14281  
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I can't figure out what message the ad agencies are trying to get across having women stand on cars. Any thoughts on this?
I don't have a clue . . . and apparently the ad agencies didn't either.[/QUOTE]

Could it be that buyers would be on top of the world with a Charger? I'm just trying...
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Old 10-19-2017, 11:32 PM   #14284  
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Could it be that buyers would be on top of the world with a Charger? I'm just trying...
Someone suggested that if you buy that Charger, women - Good looking women will flock to your car. BTW - it wasn't just US car manufacturers that did it:





This is an unused photo of the Charger R/T and the same women (in different outfits) in a different pose



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Both Charger R/T photos were taken at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering, of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune, on Biscayne Bay in the present day Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Florida

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Ford was famous for their Mustang ads showing a nerdy looking Joe Average being swarmed by good looking women after be bought his sporty Mustang. The ad promises that you can transform yourself from nerd to lifeguard and you too can get good looking women - just buy this car. Not subtle at all.

It was very common to use women to sell cars because frankly . . . sex sells. That I understand. It's the standing up on cars that I don't. Back in the 1960s men felt protective about women (for the most part) until Women's Lib hit society in the early 1970s.

The first thing I thought about when I reviewed those posts was "I hope that woman doesn't fall off that car - that would really hurt." Is that what the advertisers wanted me to think?
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It was very common to use women to sell cars because frankly . . . sex sells. That I understand. It's the standing up on cars that I don't. Back in the 1960s men felt protective about women (for the most part) until Women's Lib hit society in the early 1970s.

The first thing I thought about when I reviewed those posts was "I hope that woman doesn't fall off that car - that would really hurt." Is that what the advertisers wanted me to think?[/B]
OK, Lee, you've got me started now.

The Ford ads can at least be considered as humor/good fun while employing attractive females.

The Charger R/T ads, on the other hand--YUK. And at least several car guys 45+ years later still can't figure out what message was intended. Further, I once owned a small business detailing luxury cars, and the photo of a model standing on a car's finish has about the same effect on me as fingernails screeching across a blackboard.

I would much prefer to see just a young lass smiling at the camera while looking out of the driver's side window.
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