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The best car commercials from the 70s |Drive

The best car commercials from the 70s |Drive

And then there are the inexplicable advertisements, such as Mazda parachuting women, dressed in only a swimsuit, to sell its rotary-powered R100 Coupe. No, we don’t know why either, but we can imagine that the creative gathering was filled with champagne and everything else that advertising executives took in in the 1970s.

Rob Margeit has been a motoring journalist for over 20 years covering both motorsport and the automotive industry. Rob joined CarAdvice in 2016 after a long career with Australian Consolidated Press. Rob covers car news and car reviews, while also writing in-depth editorials on historically significant cars and car manufacturers. He also likes to discover obscure models and investigate their genesis and history.

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