Tag Archives: 1980s

NASCAR Commercials (circa 1989-1992)

Remember back when no one wanted the broadcast rights to NASCAR, so Turner took a chance and ran wild with them?

How about back when the only people who knew what NASCAR was were walking out of a screening of “Days of Thunder”? Those were the days!

The IRS is hiring!

Quite possibly the best advertisement(s) for a government job ever conceived.

Milk: “It’s a Health Kick” (circa 1989)

Drink milk! It’ll make you sexy!

Mervyn’s Anniversary Sale (circa 1989)

Remember the “Mervyn’s Lady”? Oh-pen-oh-pen-oh-pen-oh-pen….

The 1989 Mercury Sable

Where do you go for great deals on the new ’89 Mercurys (Mercuries)?

Mercedes-Benz 300 CE Coupe: “Form and Function” (circa 1988)

Mercedes-Benz unveils their new luxury coupe.

MCI Primetime (circa 1989)

In the 1980s, long-distance telephone service suddenly found itself competing on the open market thanks to antitrust regulation against Bell Corporation. MCI provided some stiff competition for AT&T for many years until they folded into Verizon–who still gives AT&T a decent level of competition.