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Flashback Friday: General Motors 1961 Motorama

by Sean P. Aune | March 7, 2014March 7, 2014 11:00 pm PST

Nothing makes you want to buy a car more than poor smoke effects and a hideous dragon costume.

With some our folks at the Geneva Motor Show 2014 this week, it seemed like a good time to look at car announcements of the past. This General Motors video from 1961 shows us just how far cars have come along with just how odd some promotional videos could be back then.

I’m still trying to figure out the message behind the woman riding on the trunk of the convertible while the car is “in motion.” And the dragon… I’m not even going to try to explain that one.

While a goodly number of the cars on display in Geneva are luxury cars, and this video is more about vehicles the average consumer could afford, it’s still a fun comparison.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...