The Greatest Car Ad of All Time

I loved it the second I saw it and it just gets better with age. If you’ve seen it, here it is to enjoy all over again. If you haven’t seen it… prepare to go buy more guns, ammo and flags. 

And how could we not add the First Runner-Up?

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Phil LeMay
January 31, 2024 11:02 AM

Hey, Bill!
Mike Rowe just put up an interview with Neal McDonough, here.
An hour plus of Mike and Neal goodness. Fun for all!

I posted the comment while in the process of watching the video. Having now finished the whole interview, I can now add that Bill doesn’t need to do a “Story Mechanics” segment with Neal. Rowe beat him to the punch.

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Kevin Taylor
January 26, 2024 11:05 AM

Good choices…….but somewhere near the top of the list should be Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” themed ad for the Chrysler 200 – “Imported from Detroit” – a nice tribute to Motor City.

Phil Peterson
January 1, 2024 8:49 AM

What was the last thing the guy in the Cadillac commercial says? It sounded like two words, but I can’t be sure.

Tim Farley
Reply to  Phil Peterson
January 23, 2024 5:58 PM

N’est-ce pas. French for “Right?”

Road Rider
December 11, 2023 7:03 PM

Honestly, #1, Cadillac ELR was even better than the launch of Macintosh.
Chevy has done it this time. The Chevrolet holiday ad about alzheimers could be the very best ad since the ELR. IMHO of course.

Bill Thompson
December 9, 2023 8:31 AM

/rabbittrail/ I miss real Cadillacs. The last real Cadillac was the 425. Ever since then, the Standard of the World has been trying to play catch up. They should have stayed with the Rolls-Royce plan of continuing to build and refine their Six-and-Three-Quarter Litre forever. Proof: the 8/6/4 was a brilliant engine that could have been refined and used for decades, but it was rushed into production before it was ready, was plagued with problems, and was yanked. It was replaced with the Olds Diesel, which could have been machined into a stout powerplant, but was rushed into production before… Read more »

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Brother Bob
December 7, 2023 1:31 PM

There was an ad a few years ago for a patriotic trailer hitch mounted flagpole. Bill showed it on a TSL and unfortunately I lost the link to the ad. Anybody remember it?

Vanessa McRaven
December 7, 2023 4:54 AM

I almost cried for George and the gang. USA!

Bart Lago
December 6, 2023 8:56 PM

Is That Robin Williams as George Washington?

Keith Jackson
December 6, 2023 7:43 PM

I wanted to cheer and saber rattle, but the whole “Get Stuff” thing made me a little down. With inflation the way it is, soaring food and commodity prices, and – OMG – have you seen house prices??? how are hard-working, industrious young Americans going to come close to that beautiful American Cadillac or that spiffy modern house? I’m appalled how the Left has blown up the American dream, the ad just reinforcing the 20-something’s awareness that they’ll never be able to get the material things they desire, despite feeling entitled to it.

Janet Schlarmann
Reply to  Keith Jackson
December 7, 2023 6:21 AM

Well, I think the answer is in your comment: “hard-working, industrious young Americans.” They’re still out there. And they don’t feel ‘entitled’ to the good things in life unless and until they earn them. Somewhere along the way, maybe as a by-product of aging, many of us have let the negative news cycles and incessant Leftist messaging erode our confidence, and we focus on all bad stuff instead of looking for what is still there in the way of inspiring success stories. We lived through the 70’s and 80’s with near usurious interest rates, and still managed to have a… Read more »

Reply to  Janet Schlarmann
December 7, 2023 1:18 PM

I can’t tell you how glad I am to see you say that there’s still hope. Your view is very realistic, appropriate and far too uncommon these days. There are a lot of people making a lot of money by telling us all how bad things are. On both sides. The Left shows us Hitlerian images of Joe Biden all in red as though he were standing in front of the Reichstadt and telling everyone we’re a threat to Democracy. The Right has people like Michael Knowles mentioning “World War Three” dozens of times on his hour long show the… Read more »

Phil LeMay
Reply to  Keith Jackson
December 7, 2023 6:59 AM

In Cadillac’s defense, the ad is from 2014.