communists freedom haters blue-state-residents people partial to Ford trucks are pissing and moaning over a pretty tame Chevrolet Truck spot that aired during the Super Bowl. I thought it was a dumb ad by GM, both in terms of content and because nothing can ever top the “Like A Rock” ads that aired during TNN’s Saturday Morning Powerblock Television lineup of Car and Driver TV and the other shows about decimating wild turkeys with shotguns.
Turns out Ford made an ad back in the 1980’s that’s pretty vulgar and offensive to Chevrolet trucks. The ad was dug up by our own resident Panther-lover, Sajeev Mehta. You can check it out below – it’s pretty funny, but still lacks the rah-rah post-Reagan jingoism of the 1990s “Like A Rock” campaign. And just to pre-empt any pinko Canuck remarks in the comments, the F-Series is the best selling vehicle up here too, even with higher gas prices.