Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Egads! Honda USA Ads from the (very) Early Days!

Honda's ad agency in the early '60's had quite a bit of flair on what was, obviously, a limited budget.  I just  love the two "gents" (one a nib in top hat and tails and the other from the working class).  Very non-motorcycle style, indeed!  They really were looking to find a new niche in the market.  Of course, back then, in many states you could walk into a Honda dealer, plunk down your $270 or so and ride home - no motorcycle endorsement or helmet required!  Not that I'm anti-helmet by any means, but I just feel that a person on a Super Cub wearing armor, riding boots and a Shoei RF1000 looks kind of ridiculous.

4 comments:

  1. dude! greatings from argentina! here are a lot of this bikes, the honda cub, and we have a group (forum) with a friends that we love this beatifull bike, you are welcome to pass by!!
    http://www.econeros.forogratis.es/portal.php
    if you can we are especting you to trade stories and adventures!!
    sorry mi english....

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  2. Hi Juan!

    Thanks for posting your comment! Please post some photos of the Honda Super Cubs in Argentina, thanks!

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  3. Thanks for posting your comment! Please post some photos of the Honda Super Cubs in Argentina, thanks!

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  4. Just wanted to thank you for your blog. Your links were ever so helpful as I am restoring my first Honda Cub. Cheers from Texas! -Amy

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