Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fresh Cigs

Here's another mag ad for Old Gold Cigarettes, this one from the November 13, 1944 issue of Life magazine.

Complete with Apple "Honey" and Latakia!

Don't forget, the P.Lorillard Tobacco Company invites you to tune in to Old Gold's great radio shows, The Comedy Theatre (Sunday evenings on NBC) and Which is Which (Wednesday evenings on CBS) and urges you to buy more war bonds!

For A Treat Instead of a Treatment..........

1953 magazine ad for Old Gold Cigarettes.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Maxi Urruti Scores Twice, Timbers Double Up CD Olimpia In CONCACAF Champions League Play

At Portland, Oregon:

Maximiliano Urruti scored twice (11', 57') on Tuesday night as the Portland Timbers doubled up visiting CD Olimpia of Honduras 4-2 in Group Five action in the CONCACAF Champions League.

The Timbers' next Champions League match is at home next Tuesday against already-eliminated Alpha United of Guyana at 7:00 PM Pacific Time (Fox Sports 1).

In the meantime, Portland will host the Vancouver Whitecaps in a Cascadia Cup clash that would have a major bearing on both clubs' Major League Soccer Cup playoff chances this coming Saturday at 2:00 PM Pacific Time (NBCSN).

Monday, September 15, 2014

Swan Song For Hudson

Here's a magazine ad for the 1957 Hudson Hornet, which came in four-door sedan and two-door Hollywood Hardtop body styles.  This car, like that year's Nash Ambassador, came with a 327 cubic-inch, 255 horsepower, overhead valve V-8 engine.  As was the case with Nash, American Motors pulled the plug on Hudson after the '57 model year to concentrate on  Rambler and the Metropolitan subcompact.


Swan Song For Nash

Here's a full-page magazine ad for the 1957 Nash Ambassador.  This car, which came in two-door hardtop and four-door sedan (like the one here) body styles and had a 327 cubic inch, 255 horsepower overhead valve V-8 engine.  After the 1957 model year, American Motors pulled the plug on both Nash and Hudson and concentrated almost solely on Rambler.  The '57 Ambassador was one of the first cars to include quad headlights. 

Wow! A Rambler V-8!

Here's a two-page magazine ad for the 1957 Rambler.  For that model year, American Motors separated Rambler from both Nash and Hudson and made it a separate make (they did the same with the British-build Metropolitan subcompact).  Also, AMC gave Rambler its' own overhead valve V-8 engine (190 horsepower) to go with its' inline six-cylinder engine.

That same year, AMC added the short-lived Rambler Rebel (all 1500 of those cars were four-door hardtops), which feature a 327 cubic-inch, 255 horsepower OHV V-8 engine, the same one used for that year's Nash Ambassadors and Hudson Hornets. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Niners Blow 17-Point Lead, Drop Levi Stadium Opener To Bears

At Santa Clara, California:

Quarterback Jay Cutler threw four touchdown passes on Sunday---three of them to Brandon Marshall----as the Chicago Bears (1-1) battled back from a 17-point second-quarter deficit to upend the San Francisco 49ers (1-1) 28-20, ruining the Niners' first regular-season contest at Levi Stadium.  Niners' quarterback Colin Kaepernick was intercepted three times (twice in the fourth quarter by rookie defensive back Kyle Fuller) and lost a fumble.

Ducks Climb Up A Spot In Coaches Poll, Stay #2 In AP Rankings

Following their 48-18 home beat-down of Wyoming, the Oregon Ducks remained ranked second in the Associated Press (media) poll (trailing only Florida State) with 17 first-place votes.

The Ducks climbed up a spot (past Oklahoma) into third place in the USA Today/Coaches poll (trailing only the Seminoles and Alabama) with six first-place votes.

The Oregon State Beavers, who were off this weekend, still received some support in the Coaches' rankings.  They would be tied with Louisville for 40th place.

Ti-Cats Devour Riders At Home, End Saskatchewan's Winning Streak At Seven

At Hamilton, Ontario:

Quarterback Zach Collaros completed 29 of 36 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns, while Terrell Sinkfield ran back a punt 57 yards for another major score as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats  (3-7) snapped with Saskatchewan Roughriders' (8-3) Canadian Football League winning streak at seven with a 28-3 Sunday home domination.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Gaston's Late Equalizer Carries Timbers To Road Draw With Rapids; Portland Trails Vancouver By One Point For Final Western Conference Playoff Berth

At Commerce City, Colorado:

Gaston Fernandez delivered the equalizer in the 76th minute on Saturday night as the Portland Timbers settled for a 2-2 Major League Soccer road draw with the Colorado Rapids, whose franchise-record losing streak ended at seven games.  Diego Valeri also scored for the Timbers in the 43rd minute.  Dillon Powers (PK-48') and Deshorn Brown (66') delivered the Rapids' goals as the Timbers now find themselves trailing the Vancouver Whitecaps (2-1 road losers to FC Dallas) by one point for the final Western Conference playoff berth.

The Timbers will host CD Olimpia of Honduras this coming Tuesday at 7:00 PM Pacific Time in a CONCACAF Champions League Group-Five match (Fox Sports 1).

Portland will host Vancouver in a critical Cascadia Cup clash next Saturday at 2:00 PM Pacific Time (NBCSN).

Ducks Overcome Sluggish Start, Bury Cowboys

At Eugene, Oregon:

Quarterback Marcus Mariota completed 19 of 23 passed for 221 yards and a pair of touchdowns and ran for two more scores as the Oregon Ducks (#2 in the Associated Press poll, #4 in the USA Today/Coaches rankings; 3-0) , despite trailing 7-0 at the end of the first quarter, reeled off 41 unanswered points as they throttled the visiting Wyoming Cowboys (2-1) 48-14 on Saturday.

Another Magazine Ad For Mobilgas

This one from 1943. 

At The Sign Of The Flying Red Horse

Here's a 1952 magazine ad for Mobilgas.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cosimo Matassa, Legendary New Orleans Recording Studio Owner, R.I.P.

Cosimo Matassa, the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame recording engineer and New Orleans studio owner who set the stage for classic recordings by such legends as Fats Domino, Little Richard, Ray Charles, and Professor Longhair, passed away on Thursday at age 88.

If RC Is More To Your Liking.........

1947 magazine ad for Royal Crown Cola with Virginia Mayo, who was co-starring with Danny Kaye in Samuel Goldwyn's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty."

Another Pepsi Ad From '41

Here's another Pepsi-Cola ad from 1941, this time with June Preisser, James Lydon, and Mary Anderson, all of whom were appearing in Paramount's "Henry Aldrich for President."

Time For A Pepsi!

Here's a 1941 magazine ad for Pepsi-Cola with actors Robert Preston and Ellen Drew, both of whom were starring in the Paramount picture "Night of January 16."

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Butter! Parkay! Butter! Parkay!

Here's a 1949 magazine ad for Kraft's Parkay Margarine.