Last week while watching a snowstorm pass through a Volkswagen “Beetle” TV commercial from the 1960s came to mind which asked the question, “Have you ever wondered how the man who drives a snow plow…..gets to the snow plow?”
That commercial filmed in Germany brought to mind all of the advertisements for VW which a very clever ad agency produced that only included one or two liners for the main text. Today’s lead image “Will We Ever Kill the Bug?”was used in a 1965 ad campaign and the text began with “No. How could we?” and went on to tell of the “5,000 odd changes we have made since 1948…..that make it work better and longer.”
In this post, six more of the German automaker’s ads and postcards have been included (below the video) that where used in the 1963 to ’66 period. Share with us what you find of interest in these advertisements courtesy of Automobile Historian Alden Jewell. Follow this link to Flicker to view more of Alden’s 1960s Volkswagen “Bug” ads.