I’ve been having a bit of a clear out whilst reorganising my library and the time has come to dispose of a number of items which may be of interest through my lightpress account on e-bay.
This week among the ads posted is this Monsieur Rochas cologne ad featuring a 1969 Series 1 Excalibur Roadster built in Milwaulkee, which was the brainchild of former Studebaker designer Brooks Stevens. Expect to see more retro vehicles like the Corvette powered Excalibur about as the Steam Punk movement moves towards the mainstream.
The global McCann Erickson ad agency appear to have responsible for this 123 mph fuel injected 1970 Opel Commodore GS/E. Unfortunately the photographer responsible for the blurry image that I found influential in my own work as an artist is not credited.
As I am sure anyone who has been to Africa will agree, life on the continent without the ubiquitous Peugeot 504 would be almost unimaginable, a good portion of the continents hard driven taxi’s were /are Peugeot 504’s the last of which was appropriately manufactured in Nigeria in 2005. The Peugeot 504 advertisement above was published soon after the models delayed launch in 1968.
J.P. Ronzel & Cie was responsible French Importer Sonauto’s Porsche advertising in 1969 featuring another cool blurry shot, which I replicated a couple of months ago and the strap line Nobility and Speed.
Thanks for joining me on this “Nobility and Speed” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !