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Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

  • Art on Wheels – Custom Painting Sixties Style

    • 1942 Views • 1960s, Art, TransportComments Off on Art on Wheels – Custom Painting Sixties Style

    In the States customising cars has been a hobby for petrolheads since the 1930s, but it wasn’t really until the 1960s that this extended to exotic paint jobs as more wild and varied colours became available. This resulted in spectacular metal flake and...

  • Sonny and Cher Custom Cars – We’ve Got Two Babe

    • 14369 Views • 1960s, Music, TransportComments Off on Sonny and Cher Custom Cars – We’ve Got Two Babe

    As one of the most successful duets of the 1960s selling some 40 million records Sonny & Cher rarely turned down an opportunity to maximise the marketing opportunities that came their way and this has to be one of the most obscure. Created by noted US...

  • Flower Powered – The Mod Top Car

    • 7560 Views • 1960s, TransportComments Off on Flower Powered – The Mod Top Car

    When the sixties had finally stopped swinging and The Who’s singer Roger Daltrey started wearing tassels, the word “Mod” became a word that advertisers casually used to brand anything. There was Barbie’s partner Ken with his Mod...

  • Beetleboard – Brilliant Bug Based Billboards

    • 2423 Views • 1970s, Retro Advertising, TransportComments Off on Beetleboard – Brilliant Bug Based Billboards

    When it comes to good ideas it’s the simple ones that are generally the best. So, back in 1971 when L.A based advertising consultant Charles E, Bird was strolling through a campus car park on his way to address a college class he couldn’t help but notice...

  • Seventies London Motor Shows

    • 10351 Views • 1970s, TransportComments Off on Seventies London Motor Shows

    Previously we’ve mirror, signal and manouvered and head on down the highway to the Motor city to visit the Detroit Auto Show during the sixties. We have also reversed back in time and parked up in the the windy city to stroll around the Chicago car...

  • Up, Up & Away – Hey Kids it’s the Skycar

    • 2741 Views • 1960s, Futuristic, TransportComments Off on Up, Up & Away – Hey Kids it’s the Skycar

    Who of us hasn’t, when sat in a never-ending traffic jam, imagined the delight to be had in rising above the cars, trucks and fumes and gliding off into the sunset without a care in the World. Well, wonder no longer kids because we might just have the very...

  • Spacelander – Space Age Cycle

    • 9164 Views • TransportComments Off on Spacelander – Space Age Cycle

    Sometimes a new concept comes along that is radical, works well, makes sense and looks good but for one reason or another doesn’t sell and is consigned to the annals of history marked Unfortunate Failure. When it first hit the streets in 1960 the...

  • Voxmobile – Bizarre Guitar Car

    • 17847 Views • 1960s, TransportComments Off on Voxmobile – Bizarre Guitar Car

    It’s 1967, the USA is on the cusp of the hippie revolution and legendary amp manufacturers Vox (or rather to be entirely accurate VOX) are looking for a new way to promote their wares. We guess they initially considered an amp shaped car but that would be...

  • Pearl’s Psychedelic Porsche – Janis Joplin’s Car

    • 14906 Views • 1960s, Music, Transport1 Comment

    Janis Joplin’s musical career was brief although without doubt undeniably influential but it was her unfortunate inability to kick the habit that lead to her untimely death at the age of 27 through a heroin overdose a mere sixteen days after another icon of...

  • Around The World – Vespa Advertising

    • 26688 Views • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, Popular, Retro Advertising, TransportComments Off on Around The World – Vespa Advertising

    We’re big fans of the Vespa scooter here at VoEA and for the sake of fairness and impartiality we also admire the svelte lines of Lambrettas too. However, here the focus is firmly on Piaggio’s finest with some rare ads we’ve not seen before and bear in...