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autoevolution's Commercials Month

For a long time now, we here at autoevolution have dedicated time and effort to bring a focused look at various topics, month after month. Generally, our attention fell on carmakers and bike makers, particular models, or entire segments of the auto, space, or sea industries. This October, we’ll try something different.

One could say that every product ever made in this world was just as successful as it was capable to make itself known to its customer base. By word of mouth, leaflets, billboards, Super Bowl commercials, or simpler ads dumped on YouTube on your local TV station, they all tried year after year to touch that special chord that could make us act on the buying impulse we all have lurking inside of us.

It's these commercials we’re trying to honor this October, during our Commercials Month coverage. We’ll be looking for wackiest, craziest, funniest, most horrible commercials ever made to advertise cars, bikes, boats, planes, tanks, and pretty much anything else, and lay them bare before your eyes.

We only hope you’ll enjoy reading them all just as much as we’ll enjoy covering them.

Editor's note: This special feature by autoevolution was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.
Parents Be Warned, Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway Is Out Now
Parents Be Warned, Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway Is Out Now

15 Oct 2022, 09:39 UTC · By: Codrin Spiridon / It seems like kart racing video games for children are coming out of the woodworks like nobody's business these day, but you have to appreciate the competition

 
Kia Optima Promised Customers One Epic Ride at Super Bowl XLV, God of the Seas Was There
Kia Optima Promised Customers One Epic Ride at Super Bowl XLV, God of the Seas Was There

15 Oct 2022, 07:52 UTC · By: Dragos Chitulescu / Kia's One Epic Ride commercial presented an interesting approach to marketing a product to a wide audience and created a feeling of desire within viewers.

 
Suzuki Hayabusa Commercials Show What It's Like to Live Life at Almost 200 MPH
Suzuki Hayabusa Commercials Show What It's Like to Live Life at Almost 200 MPH

15 Oct 2022, 04:30 UTC · By: Dragos Chitulescu / The Suzuki Hayabusa came out in 1999 and it was built to be "the ultimate predator", as it was quite a bit faster than the Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird.

 
The LOL of the Day Is Brought to You by EMP Shield
The LOL of the Day Is Brought to You by EMP Shield

14 Oct 2022, 20:14 UTC · By: Codrin Spiridon / The EMP Shield might not protect us all from an EMP that could come from a nuke, but reading through the comment section on Reddit is simply a blast

 
This Needs to Become a New Monster Truck Sporting Event
This Needs to Become a New Monster Truck Sporting Event

14 Oct 2022, 16:02 UTC · By: Codrin Spiridon / A short video with a LEGO Monster Truck crushing miniature car models while going on a treadmill at 13 mph made me want this to be an actual sporting event

 
GoCamp GoLo Is the Best Bike Camper in the World, Driven by the Sun
GoCamp GoLo Is the Best Bike Camper in the World, Driven by the Sun

13 Oct 2022, 04:18 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Downsizing can still be comfortable when taken to the extreme, and this functional module concept based on the GoLo cargo bike proves it

 
Volvo Trucks Fall in Love, Fly to the Clouds, End Up Making Out on the Beach at Sunset
Volvo Trucks Fall in Love, Fly to the Clouds, End Up Making Out on the Beach at Sunset

11 Oct 2022, 20:33 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / The most recent Volvo Trucks commercial puts a lovely emphasis on the performance of the I-Save fuel economy package, with Fun and Efficiency as lead characters

 
Toyota Invites You to Create Your Own Legendary Adventures in Its 2023 Sequoia Commercial
Toyota Invites You to Create Your Own Legendary Adventures in Its 2023 Sequoia Commercial

11 Oct 2022, 09:34 UTC · By: Mircea Mazuru / The 2023 Toyota Sequoia is the multipurpose companion for your outdoor adventures, it boasts up to 9,520 lbs. of towing capacity and 583 ft-lbs of torque

 
The New Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Ad Just Took Cringy to a Whole Different Level
The New Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Ad Just Took Cringy to a Whole Different Level

9 Oct 2022, 20:12 UTC · By: Codrin Spiridon / The new live-action ad for Call of Duty features famous celebrities like Nicki Minaj and Pete Davidson being all sorts of cringy while singing an old army song

 
Kia Soul Hamsters Were Cute, Sexy and Fast, Now They're Gone
Kia Soul Hamsters Were Cute, Sexy and Fast, Now They're Gone

9 Oct 2022, 17:49 UTC · By: Dragos Chitulescu / Kia and LA-based agency David&Goliath created an entire series of commercials for the Soul by using animated hamsters, and they're all quite memorable.

 
It Takes a Particular Set of Skills to Drift in an 850-HP Hot-Rod and Not Spill Your Coke
It Takes a Particular Set of Skills to Drift in an 850-HP Hot-Rod and Not Spill Your Coke

9 Oct 2022, 14:04 UTC · By: Codrin Spiridon / Seeing NASCAR star Joey Logano drift in an 850-hp street rod while not spilling his opened bottle is entertaining, but the real celebrity here is the V8

 
Kia Needs Better Writing for Ads in Order to Compete With Heavy Hitters at the Super Bowl
Kia Needs Better Writing for Ads in Order to Compete With Heavy Hitters at the Super Bowl

8 Oct 2022, 17:45 UTC · By: Codrin Spiridon / "The Sapling" is an interesting new ad for the 2023 Kia Niro Hybrid SUV, but it was so subtle I didn't get it the first time I saw it. Kia needs better writing

 
Tesla Cybertruck to Finally Arrive in Cyberpunk 2077 in 2023?
Tesla Cybertruck to Finally Arrive in Cyberpunk 2077 in 2023?

7 Oct 2022, 14:19 UTC · By: Codrin Spiridon / Tesla Cybertruck is said to be released in 2023. The same year Phantom Liberty, Cyberpunk's 2077 expansion is supposed to come out. Is this just a coincidence?

 
A New Kind of Off-Grid: Hotel Hyundai Is World’s First Car-Powered Hotel, Still Luxurious
A New Kind of Off-Grid: Hotel Hyundai Is World’s First Car-Powered Hotel, Still Luxurious

7 Oct 2022, 07:19 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Hotel Hyundai is a pop-up concept for an off-grid staycation, offering a bar, local cuisine, and a cinema – and it’s all powered by the Ioniq 5

 
The Aladeen Edition MMXXII Is How You Turn a Movie Tie-In Into World’s Most Outrageous Car
The Aladeen Edition MMXXII Is How You Turn a Movie Tie-In Into World’s Most Outrageous Car

4 Oct 2022, 08:56 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Thanks to the ever-generous HSH General Admiral Haffaz Aladeen, the common folk can now roll in a fully-armored golden SUV inspired by his iconic ride

 
The 1934 McQuay Norris Streamliner Is a Piece of Automotive Art, Awesome Marketing
The 1934 McQuay Norris Streamliner Is a Piece of Automotive Art, Awesome Marketing

4 Oct 2022, 05:48 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / Seeing is believing, and this maker of automobile engine parts wanted to showcase the excellence of its products in a real-life situation, with the aluminum egg

 
Lexus Says Wakanda Forever Again, Partners Up With Marvel Studios for Black Panther 2
Lexus Says Wakanda Forever Again, Partners Up With Marvel Studios for Black Panther 2

3 Oct 2022, 15:34 UTC · By: Monica Coman / Lexus continues its partnership with Marvel Studios for the second installment of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever with the RZ 450e.

 
Brandalism’s Guerrilla Action Uses Ads to Go After Airliners With Huge Carbon Footprints
Brandalism’s Guerrilla Action Uses Ads to Go After Airliners With Huge Carbon Footprints

3 Oct 2022, 11:03 UTC · By: Elena Gorgan / “Subvertising” is Brandalism’s choice for spreading the gospel on how advertising is nourishing the culture of consumption in aviation

 
This Son and Father Story Is Probably the Most Emotional Non-Commercial of All Time
This Son and Father Story Is Probably the Most Emotional Non-Commercial of All Time

2 Oct 2022, 16:19 UTC · By: Codrin Spiridon / A YouTube comment from 2014 was turned into one of the most emotional biopic ad-like videos on the internet, and to this day remains legendary

 
The First American-Made "Automobile Vehicle" Advertisement Is 127 Years Young
The First American-Made "Automobile Vehicle" Advertisement Is 127 Years Young

1 Oct 2022, 21:46 UTC · By: Razvan Calin / The Duryea Motor Wagon appeared in the first number of the monthly magazine The Horseless Age, the first automotive publication in America