Not Ford, but the best car commercials I have seen in a long time.
Friends of ours supplied the second 1915 Dodge for this series of commercials
These are the only commercials i never fast forward through,...is that the new Hellcat in these vids?
Jay Leno the car lover, being Jay Leno.
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The part I don't like is it sounds like the Bro's quit Ford in 1914 because of the assembly line. With out looking it up, I believe they still had their shares for several more years.
What I don't like is they portray the Dodge Brothers as being very competitive with each other--I don't remember reading that about them at all.
Nice add, but I have to laugh, the Dodge Brothers did not last long and now the company that makes them is owned by Fiat. Ford is still Ford and they keep rolling right along.
Interesting fact I didn't know, is that they died within a year of each other other.
When I did the EMF 100th tour in 08, we went to the cemetery to see were all the big car men were buried. The Dodge brothers didn't spare any change. You should see their plot! They wanted to make a statement going out to!
Justin & Bill, those are cool commercials. Never seen them yet! Maybe because we too FF through 'em all and never even got a glimpse of 'em.
Justin, I have a niece in Albuquerqe (sp?). If I ever get out to see her, maybe I'll look ya up!
FWIW I never have, and never will, like Dodge/Chrysler products, even though believe it or not, an old friends late Ford Comptroller father told us once or twice how Chrysler products are some of the best engineered cars around. Well, that was in 1970, so who knows now?
But, there is the iconic "DB" on my '12's front axle!
My grandparents owned six cars in their lifetime - a 1914 Dodge, a 1928 Dodge, a 1936 Dodge, a 1941 Dodge, a 1950 Dodge and - get ready for this! - a 1956 Chrysler. When I got my driver's license, the family car I drove was a 1951 Dodge. I have a soft spot in my heart for Dodges....
I couldn't help but notice the two zingers they aimed at Ford in the first commercial.
Perhaps Ford will rise to the bait and we'll all be entertained with a vintage car ad-war.
As for Leno — Now, there's a guy whose hand I'd go out of my way to shake.
Bob, just come to the Holiday Motor Excursion.
My friend and neighbor, Gene Carrothers in front of his Concours prize winning 65 mph 1912 Torpedo.
A couple of REALLY good commercials there. So good, in fact, that I've forwarded them on to all my petrol head mates here in OZ.
Although my Dad was a through and through Ford fan, I know he'd approve if I owned a Dodge....but that isn't going to happen......or is it?
I saw one of these commercials last night with a fleeting glimpse of the front of the car and I thought I saw the Jewish Star of David, but I couldn't be sure, as it came on and disappeared so fast. Thanks to this link, I m sure now. What is the significance of the Dodge Brothers using the Star of David on the radiator shell? Did they simply use it as a design without knowledge of the symbols' history and meaning?
The Dodge Brothers logo is not a star of David. It is two superimposed triangles, each one representing one of the brothers. One could build cars, the other could sell them. Each of the triangles is equal, symbolic of their partnership.
I think it's great that Dodge put its heritage on display in these ads for their 100 year celebration. I am partial to early DB's. My 1916 is one of my favorite cars ever.
Dodge was among the first if not the first with an all steel body. A member of our club has a 25 Dodge 4 door. The doors open and close on that car as though it was a new Lexus.