Yesterday I posted scans of a 1963 Dodge taxi brochure I found at an estate sale.

At this same estate sale my girlfriend found a stack of mid-century home magazines. While I'm not as interested in the articles (except for a few car buying/maintenance articles that are still relevant today) as she is, the ads are fantastic.

Considering all the fuss lately about GM's recalls, I found the ad I'm sharing today to be especially entertaining. They're basically saying, "Look, people. We try to build a good, safe car, but what you do with it is your own business." It's an attitude that definitely won't fly today.

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"General Motors builds precision ignition systems into its cars... but it's only as good as you and your knees are."

This is from the August 1966 issue of Better Homes & Gardens by the way.

More coming later...