Aug
01
Cars in Cigarette Ads

Cars in Cigarette Ads

Given how socially vilified cigarettes and other tobacco products are today, it may be difficult for people much under the age of 40 to recall a time when smoking was not only generally accepted, it was openly promoted.

Try and imagine Chevrolet today engaging in cross promotion with a cigarette brand. Yet, in 1958, no one thought it odd that Chevy might attach its name, reputation, and marketing might to a raffle campaign with Hit Parade cigarettes. Of course, it was once completely fine for Fred and Barney to take an on-screen smoking break (see ad below).

For your consideration–and mostly for your amusement–we have gathered 20 vintage cigarette print ads, each of which features a vehicle in plain sight. let us know if these ads now feel a little strange to you.

Special Challenge

See if you can identify the cars in the Herbert Tareyton, Lucky Strike, first Pall Mall, and Rothmans ads. Let us know what you think they are in the comments section below.

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Camel

Where a man belongs, Land Rover

Camel Cigarettes Ad

 

Herbert Tareyton

Herbert Tareyton Ad

Herbert Tareyton Cigarettes Ad

 

Hit Parade

Hit Parade Cigarettes

Hit Parade Cigarettes Ad

 

L&M Cigarettes

L&M Cigarettes Ad

L&M Cigarettes Ad

 

Lark

Lark Cigarettes Ad

Lark Cigarettes Ad

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Lark

Lark Cigarettes Ad

Lark Cigarettes Ad

 

Lucky Strike

Lucky Strike

Lucky Strike Cigarettes Ad

 

Old English

Old English

Old English Tobacco Ad

 

Old Gold

Old Gold Cigarettes Ad, Santa, Jeep,

Old Gold Cigarettes Ad

 

Old Gold

Old Gold Cigarettes Ad, Bronco, Cars in Cigarette Ads

Old Gold Cigarettes Ad

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Pall Mall

Pall Mall, Cars in Cigarette Ads

Pall Mall Cigarettes Ad

 

Pall Mall

Pall Mall Cigarettes Ad

Pall Mall Cigarettes Ad

 

Player’s

Player's Weights

Player’s Weights Cigarettes Ad

 

Raleigh

Raleigh Cigarettes Ad

Raleigh Cigarettes Ad

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Raleigh

Raleigh Cigarettes Ad

Raleigh Cigarettes Ad

 

Rothmans

Rothmans Cigarette Ad

Rothmans Cigarette Ad

 

Salem

Salem Cigarettes Ad

Salem Cigarettes Ad

 

Viceroy

Viceroy Cigarettes Ad

Viceroy Cigarettes Ad

 

Viceroy

Viceroy Cigarettes Ad

Viceroy Cigarettes Ad

 

Viceroy

Viceroy Cigarettes Ad

Viceroy Cigarettes Ad

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