"The whys and wherefores of car advertising are pretty arcane. Who knows what motivates the censors? We picked six of our faves. This one is superb. In a phallic kind of way. Mature petrolheads would have run out and bought "
Woody Guthrie: Car Song
Stumbling across this highly amusing clip of the great Woody Guthrie, we were amazed at how perrenial the car fetish is.
The great bard of the American dustbowl knew a bit about the road – and his little ditty in homage to car culture is absolutely quaint – and absolutely indicative of the power of the idea of the open road is.
I mean, if Woody could sing about it, then it’s all right by us.
But when you think of the 100 odd years that exists between th advent of Ford’s Model T and the latest Golf R – it’s amazing how much has changed –
and how much has stayed the same.
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