Thanks to family friends who knew of my love of cars, on two separate occasions I got a large cache of old car brochures from the 1970s and 1980s, which made my addiction to vintage car literature much more acute. Thus began a wild and amazing spending spree on eBay starting in about 1999. By then, I was naturally a bit more interested in the lovely ladies featured in many of these 1970s brochures.
Note: An oldie but a goodie, from the old site. -TK
I got the car brochure bug very early in life. One reason was that I came from a family of gearheads, so it was partially due to genetics. At a very early age–kindergarten and first grade–my grandmother would take me to Razz-Ma-Tazz (a long defunct kiddie arcade), then to lunch (sometimes Bishop’s Buffet, sometimes Pizza Hut or Wendy’s) and then to the Lincoln-Mercury dealer to see the new cars. I always would get a brochure.
To this day, I still have the 1985 Lincoln full-line brochure, 1986 Town Car and 1986 Mark VII brochures received on those long-ago visits; I would have been 5-6 years old at the time. So, my brochure love goes deep.