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Old 02-02-2012, 05:30 PM
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In the May 1995 issue of Motor Trend magazine, they did a comparo of the Chevy Impala SS, the Ford Taurus SHO and the Pontiac Bonneville.


Before presenting the findings, the author, Daniel Charles Ross, said the following:
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"All three cars follow weighty performance legends that they must live up to. For the Impala SS, it's the cars for which it was named, cars like the '67 version that packed a massive 427 cubic-inch big-block V-8 and churned out as much as 435 horsepower. The Pontiac reflects a heritage that includes the '65 Catalina 2+2, which used a Tri-Power carburetion setup atop its 421 cube powerplant, and massive aluminum drum brakes with eight-lug hubs. Meanwhile, the Taurus counts the amazing '65 Galaxie in its family tree-a car that used its 427 cubic inches to terrorize dragstrips and to carry Fred Lorenzen to victory in that year's Daytona 500."

- From "American Sport Sedans - Mirror-Image Muscle"


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"Any of these cars is more than a match for the American performance sedan of yesteryear-they're faster, better handling, and more efficient. In the future, they'll be the standard against which American muscle sedans should be judged."

- From "American Sport Sedans - Mirror-Image Muscle"

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Old 02-02-2012, 09:17 PM
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Now if you want to get a professional opinion about a new car, you'd first check with old Tom McCahill in Popular Mechanics and while you were at it you'd check and see what Gus was up to.

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Yes Dinah's Chevy commercial was aired during the Bonanza show because Bonanza was the first tv show in color and GM wanted in on the band wagon. Dinah was picked to sing Chevy's theme song because she had her own show and was popular. This was long before she started shacking up with Burt Reynolds.
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Form the August 1969 issue of "Car Life" magazine, page 63.

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Old 02-29-2012, 03:08 PM
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Boss Man told me about this movie today at work. Damn good cinematography for its time, I says ...

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Yeah, I was quite surprised by the length of time, and the fact that they had a singer doing the showcasing the entire time. Nowadays its all about getting it out there in 30 seconds or less. Was Bonanza the ideal show for pushing advertising in the that time?
Man, I must have been sleeping for some of these posts

Bonanza used to advertise for weeks when the new Chevy line was going to be unveiled. If I remember right, about hallway through the show the "big" commercial would appear, my Dad and I would wait with great expectations for the new models. The 1963 year was one of the finest. We couldn't afford a new car, 6 kids and all, but those years I could tell a Chevy from a Ford from a Chrysler by sight AND sound from a 1/4 mile away. My Dad bled Chevy orange, hated Fords but would buy a Chrysler product occasionally, they just didn't keep a high resale like the GM products and were more affordable. My Mom talked him into a 65 Ford Fairlane station wagon one year, she bought it from an Air Force guy shipping out, I spent a lot of time under the hood, it was a clunker.
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Boss Man told me about this movie today at work. Damn good cinematography for its time, I says ...
Watched it on TCM yestiddy - - - good flix !
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I believe Cokar Tires owns Honest Charlies now
Sorry, just saw this. That would explain why Honest Charley mentions Coker Tires so much on their Facebook page.

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Yes Dinah's Chevy commercial was aired during the Bonanza show because Bonanza was the first tv show in color and GM wanted in on the band wagon. Dinah was picked to sing Chevy's theme song because she had her own show and was popular. This was long before she started shacking up with Burt Reynolds.
How interesting. It is fascinating to see the marketing side of things how much that has changed. Thanks!




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Man, I must have been sleeping for some of these posts
Lol, no worries. I missed a few myself it seems.

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Bonanza used to advertise for weeks when the new Chevy line was going to be unveiled. If I remember right, about hallway through the show the "big" commercial would appear, my Dad and I would wait with great expectations for the new models. The 1963 year was one of the finest.
Nice! I love stories like these

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We couldn't afford a new car, 6 kids and all, but those years I could tell a Chevy from a Ford from a Chrysler by sight AND sound from a 1/4 mile away. My Dad bled Chevy orange, hated Fords but would buy a Chrysler product occasionally, they just didn't keep a high resale like the GM products and were more affordable. My Mom talked him into a 65 Ford Fairlane station wagon one year, she bought it from an Air Force guy shipping out, I spent a lot of time under the hood, it was a clunker.
I'm a sucker for the lines on the '66-'67 Fairlanes




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Watched it on TCM yestiddy - - - good flix !
Whaaaa? You're not my Boss Man! Lol! Actually that's where he saw it too. I'm the only guy at work he can talk cars with so tells me about what he comes across.




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Wow, and more than a hundred years old!
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An interesting commercial from a (hopefully) never-ending famous rivalry...

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I'll buy that, even though I'm a Ford guy.
1963 Impala 409/425 hp 3475 lbs
1963 Galaxie 427/425 hp 3600 lbs
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Chevrolet was the major sponsor of Bonanza. It usually started with a Chevy ad. I remember ads for C2 Corvettes...Chevrolet was also a major sponsor for Bewitched. Darren always had a new Impala or Camaro...And always a convertible...
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An interesting commercial from a (hopefully) never-ending famous rivalry...


I've seen that one before, good stuff
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I'm sold, gonna go to the Chevy dealer tonight and buy me one!

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Obviously a G.M. inspired video..lol. "We have an amateur driver in the Chevy" and still blow the doors off the Frod. That suxka cut that Ford off when he passed him in the last part of the video, I bet the Ford guy sucked his shorts up a little bit. A very cool video! I wonder if the Ford had a 406 or if it was indeed the 427, I would think the Ford would pull him with a 427, they were nasty fast. Cool stuff, I was diehard
Chevy back in those days and the 63 Impalas were some of the finest Chevy turned out, love that era of G.M., super cool cars. Thanks for the video, Brian, let me know which Chevy you buy tonight!
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