Nowadays, every car ad has a “closed course, professional driver, do not attempt” disclaimer somewhere. Furthermore, if it features anything off-road, we are admonished to “tread lightly” and stick to designated trails. None of that C-Y-A nonsense was required in 1974. American Motors’ ad men made it perfectly clear that once you purchased a new CJ5, they expected you to test that all-leaf-spring suspension by going full James Garner off the nearest hill. Today, we expect you to invent a clever or ironic caption for this illustration and share it in the comments.
The responses to last week’s Triumph ad certainly didn’t disappoint! P161911 knocked it out of the park with his winning comment: “Six of these things will try to kill you. The other one is a zebra.” Right behind him was Wayne Moyer with, “A Spitfire and a TR6 walk into a zoo and notice the lack of a Stag.” Very clever indeed (and neither one off-color!). Well done, lads.