No, the wagon has a look of a sports-hearse. 0 to 80 in nine seconds, compact yet long, with lots of leg room and seating for three. The regular car is much more reasonable [color photos].
1960 Plymouth ‘Valiant’ seen in Popular Mechanics magazine; the final review was less flattering than you’d expect: “Valiant handles well, is peppy but workmanship poor, say owners.”
Rather amusing to see two graphite Apple PowerMac G4 tower computers, 1999, as spendy as they were back in the day, be marked $10 each.
One-button four-direction joystick is purrrfect for a cat’s paws.
"Whatcha playin’, Max?"
Life on the farm was complicated.
Double-exposure on a Brownie camera where apparently the person advanced the film half an inch before shooting again… nice trick!
It’s a joke that people are surprised that Purina makes ‘People Chow’ (it’s a joke because Ralston is the human food side of Ralston-Purina), but most folks nowadays are not aware that Kellogg’s, what many folks had for breakfast this morning, once made dogfood. This ad — grabbed from a newspaper from 1947 off Google Images, so the gutter curve isn’t my doing — shows Gro-Pup Ribbon dogfood. Here’s a 1960 TV ad for Gro-Pup that looks like it came out of Hanna-Barbera.
More things I don’t expect to find in a bin at Goodwill but it happens: Sega Game Gear. Did not buy for $0.89 because I don’t have any Game Gear or Master System games, or peripherals with which to test it, so someone else got to cherish it I presume.
Son you find a game gear for 89 cents YOU FUCKING BUY THAT GAME GEAR because even if you can’t use it you’ll still have it in your collection and if you CAN use it HEY you got it for 89 cents. (also it looks like it’s in decent condition)
I agree with you in principle, but decided to let someone else enjoy the winnings… I already had my lucky strike, the fifty cent Atari Lynx which I do have games and all the accessories to.
"All three of us have the same hair stylist!" 1938
This phrase took on a completely different meaning 20 years later.
True Temper tool ad, 1960
Ads not answered: Mister Softee was founded in 1956, and is still in business though only has 600 trucks covering 15 states presently — the nearest one to the West Coast would be in Goodyear, Arizona (appropriately enough since it’s ungodly hot… I’ve been there). And despite only being in 30% of the US, they’re also in China.
The irony of this Letter To The Editor from the May 1960 issue of Popular Mechanics is that last year, inspired by HGTV, the kitchen of this $5,500 house was renovated… at a price of $15,000.