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The Martians are after the Rocket V8s

Olds promo film from ‘51. Martians are interested in the technological advances of humanity. As a result, they come to Earth to prevent mankind from landing on Mars with rockets but confusion between Olds’ namesake engine and the spacecraft it’s named after lead the Martians’ espionage to the Lansing, Michigan engine assembly plant instead.

I thought it was funny because it’s so cliche for the era.

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