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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.
Fiat Used Jungle Animals and Bob Marley to Teach About a New Feature in Its Cars
Fiat Used Jungle Animals and Bob Marley to Teach About a New Feature in Its Cars

31 Oct 2022, 21:05 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / It was popularly known as Fiat Locker, an electronic differential locker that allowed Adventure derivatives to do better in rugged terrain conditions

 
Fiat Palio Commercial Made Fun of the Difficult Relationship Between Bicycles and Cars
Fiat Palio Commercial Made Fun of the Difficult Relationship Between Bicycles and Cars

31 Oct 2022, 19:42 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / What happens when it is the bicycle rider who does not respect the minimum distance from a car, especially a brand-new one?

 
Skoda Once Tried to Convince New Customers the Fabia vRS Was Made of Meaner Stuff
Skoda Once Tried to Convince New Customers the Fabia vRS Was Made of Meaner Stuff

31 Oct 2022, 17:17 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / That was when superminis still had a shot in the global market and could even afford spicier derivatives such as the vRS

 
Porsche's 911 Commercial Was a Heart-Warming Reminder That Dreams Can Come True
Porsche's 911 Commercial Was a Heart-Warming Reminder That Dreams Can Come True

31 Oct 2022, 14:24 UTC · By: Dragos Chitulescu / This Porsche 911 commercial always manages to strike a sensitive chord regardless of how many times you watch it, all while teaching about the power of dreams.

 
Nissan Once Mocked Trucks With Cursed Ponys Instead of Frontier's Mighty Horses
Nissan Once Mocked Trucks With Cursed Ponys Instead of Frontier's Mighty Horses

31 Oct 2022, 13:48 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / The “Cursed Ponys” became famous in Brazil because they hated mud and would often get stranded in it for lacking the necessary power to overcome it

 
Ultra-Rare 1990 Ferrari Testarossa Pininfarina Spider 'Special Production' Is for Sale
Ultra-Rare 1990 Ferrari Testarossa Pininfarina Spider 'Special Production' Is for Sale

30 Oct 2022, 21:12 UTC · By: Mircea Mazuru / This top-down Ferrari Testarossa Pininfarina Spider will be auctioned at RM Sotheby's - this piece of history has only 256 miles on the clock

 
Car Porn: Dodge Viper Once Performed a Lap Dance in a Commercial
Car Porn: Dodge Viper Once Performed a Lap Dance in a Commercial

30 Oct 2022, 17:38 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / The film was shot when problematizing was not so much in vogue as it is nowadays. We’d never have a commercial like that today – as we no longer have the car.

 
Kawasaki Ninja Commercials Were Funny, Clever, and Provocative, We Look at the Best Ones
Kawasaki Ninja Commercials Were Funny, Clever, and Provocative, We Look at the Best Ones

30 Oct 2022, 15:20 UTC · By: Dragos Chitulescu / For almost 40 years, Kawasaki Ninja motorcycles have been synonymous with adrenaline and speed. And these commercials fuelled people's need for green

 
Mustang II Was Ford's Way of Surviving the Challenging '70s, Focuses on Value for Cash
Mustang II Was Ford's Way of Surviving the Challenging '70s, Focuses on Value for Cash

29 Oct 2022, 18:56 UTC · By: Dragos Chitulescu / Most Mustang fans today choose to ignore the second generation of their beloved machine, but back in the day, this was the right car at the right time.

 
Toyota Shows Us What It's Like to Be a Part of Its GR Family in New Commercials
Toyota Shows Us What It's Like to Be a Part of Its GR Family in New Commercials

29 Oct 2022, 15:54 UTC · By: Mircea Mazuru / Once you get your hands on a Toyota GR model, you become a part of the GR family - Toyota shows us what that's like in its new commercials

 
50 Years Ago Ford Sold Almost Three Million Mustangs Thanks to These Classic Commercials
50 Years Ago Ford Sold Almost Three Million Mustangs Thanks to These Classic Commercials

29 Oct 2022, 15:45 UTC · By: Dragos Chitulescu / We looked at some of the commercials used by Ford to promote the Mustang in the '60s and '70s to figure out some of the reasons behind the model's success

 
The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Makes the Best Trick or Treat Halloween Partner
The Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Makes the Best Trick or Treat Halloween Partner

29 Oct 2022, 11:13 UTC · By: Monica Coman / Holidays make the perfect opportunities for marketing teams to promote things, and Mercedes-AMG didn’t miss a beat last Halloween

 
26 Minutes of Hot Wheels Commercials Will Have You Spending a Fortune on Diecast Cars
26 Minutes of Hot Wheels Commercials Will Have You Spending a Fortune on Diecast Cars

29 Oct 2022, 07:55 UTC · By: Dragos Chitulescu / We've come across a mash-up of Hot Wheels commercials that will both teach you about the brand's history and make you want to start a collection as well.

 
Audi Once Managed to Promote Itself by Praising the Competition
Audi Once Managed to Promote Itself by Praising the Competition

28 Oct 2022, 21:10 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / The company only said that there was a badge that could offer all the best characteristics its competitors had: its four rings

 
Speed Racer Tried to Sell the Volkswagen Golf GTI in the 1990s
Speed Racer Tried to Sell the Volkswagen Golf GTI in the 1990s

28 Oct 2022, 10:57 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / It all started when the Mach 5 was sabotaged, and Speed Racer had to win the race, or his team and his family would lose everything

 
Yamaha Invites You to Find Your Inner Darkness With the Newly Announced MT Series
Yamaha Invites You to Find Your Inner Darkness With the Newly Announced MT Series

28 Oct 2022, 09:37 UTC · By: Mircea Mazuru / The 2023 MT-07 and MT-125 models come with small modifications - Yamaha has also released commercials for the two motorcycles

 
This Commercial Is So Good That You Can Listen to It as a Motivational Speech
This Commercial Is So Good That You Can Listen to It as a Motivational Speech

28 Oct 2022, 08:34 UTC · By: Tudor Serban / This commercial might be ten years old, but it is more than just advertising material. It's a motivational speech performed by no other than Clint Eastwood

 
Nissan Ad Reinforced Theory That Pigeon Crappy Attacks on Cars Were Never Random
Nissan Ad Reinforced Theory That Pigeon Crappy Attacks on Cars Were Never Random

27 Oct 2022, 17:14 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / Even songs were written about how cruel pigeons can be, especially for owners who have just finished washing their beloved cars.

 
Peugeot Showed How to Build Your Dreams With a 206 Picture and a Hindustan Ambassador
Peugeot Showed How to Build Your Dreams With a 206 Picture and a Hindustan Ambassador

26 Oct 2022, 18:46 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / As you may imagine, the Chinese company had nothing to do with it: only elephants, hammers, and the creative marketing minds at Peugeot

 
A World Where Fossil Fuels Power Everything? This Nissan Leaf Ad Will Make You Cringe
A World Where Fossil Fuels Power Everything? This Nissan Leaf Ad Will Make You Cringe

26 Oct 2022, 11:15 UTC · By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo / It was an excellent way to invite people to think differently about electric cars and our insistence on sticking to our comfort zones