Last Call: Perhaps Memorable Isn't The Word Edition

Amazingly, in 1974 this ad enticed prospective customers into wanting to be this guy. Well, it was theoretically intended to, at least.
Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day. It’s meant to be an open forum for anyone and anything. Thread jacking is not only accepted, it’s encouraged.

Tanshanomi is Japanese [単車のみ] for "motorcycle(s) only." Though primarily tasked with creating two-wheel oriented content for Hooniverse, Pete is a lover of all sorts of motorized vehicles.


  1. A new trip to Germany, a new rental car: Škoda Fabia with 1.0 TSI petrol engine. I struggle to distinguish Volkswagen, SEAT and Škoda, they’re all the same – stiff, yet competent suspension, good space for large drivers even in small vehicles, easily readable and functional instrumentation. We got an outrageous fuel consumption of 8 litres/100km, or about 30 mpg, but that came about by driving full throttle for hours. It would do 180 kph if the stars aligned, but 160 seemed to be more adequate. Being reborn as a rental car must be prime karma punishment.

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    1. Being in the U.S., I don’t get to see the Skodas or SEATs. I guess considering they’re platform mates, it’s no surprise they’d be similar. I always thought the general distinctions were Skodas were the most basic “value” package, SEATs were sporty and stylish, and VWs were classier, softer-riding, and had the nicest interiors. Regardless, I like the look of that Fabia.

      1. You’re right in all points, even though people in general have been wondering if SEAT occupies a relevant spot at all.

        1. I get SEATs and Skodas mixed up when I see pictures. On an unrelated point, I really like the Skoda logo, but it reminds me of something Native American, and I can’t see why a Czech company would adopt an American image.

  2. When I was seven years old, a Bradley GT was what I was going to own when I was old enough. The same look (when rendered in stick figures) as a GT40 (which I could not have identified by name back then, but knew it was cool), yet the fuel economy of a Volkswagen.
    Somehow my tastes have evolved since then.

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