By on October 1, 2010

Some of our readers have complained that a few pictures could not be SFW. Where are you working anyway? In a gay club? And shouldn’t you be working instead of browsing TTAC?  Which gave us an idea. We declare this sexual exploitation weekend. Send us your sexiest car ads of all times.

Anything with a (preferably Youtube) link will be published tomorrow (when normal people don’t work.) Stuff like “You know, that ad with the two chicks in a Mustang” will be ignored (unless accompanied by a link.)

To give you an idea of what we are looking for, here  are two samples. Kind of similar. Both coincidentally from Japanese companies. Who supposedly are straightlaced. But I know better.

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62 Comments on “Shameless Sexual Exploitation Weekend: (Possibly) NSFW...”


  • avatar

    And so we learn what happens when Ed and Paul go on vacation and leave Bertel in charge…

  • avatar
    psarhjinian

    Where are you working anyway? In a gay club?

    If you work in a gay club, chances are the bar for “NSFW” is set pretty damn high.

  • avatar
    twotone

    A few favorites:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chHpV2Hlt-k

  • avatar

    I think the Nissan commercial is probably my favorite car commercial of all time. And (with a half-straight face), the Toyota one is possibly the best thing ever to come out of Toyoland.

  • avatar
    psarhjinian

    Not a real ad, but hey.

    • 0 avatar

      Nice Mr. Psar!
      But it’s a real ad!
      Another one on the Panda, it’s in Dutch, and I don’t understand a word, but the meaning is crystal clear.

      And running through these old adds, wouldn’t you know it? I ran into an ad for the first car I ever had! Mine was the exact same one as in the commercial. Same color and everything. I knew the car was a special series, but I really didn’t know it was launched in celebration of Fiat having sold 1 000 000 cars in Brazil. This was back in 1989. In the commercial tehy talk about how they’re celebrating the consolidation of the brand in Brazil. Fast foward to 2010 and they’ll be selling almost 850 000 cars. In just a year! My, my. How times change. What was once the runt of the litter in now top dog.

  • avatar
    JJ

    Leave it to Renault:
     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQd75g6N7Rg&NR=1
     
    This are just some ads in the ‘we live in modern times’ series of ads for the new Ren-0 Twingo.

    I think it might just be SFW in Europe but probably less so in the US.
     

  • avatar
    Stingray

    I can’t see youtube here, but in one of the forums I frequent… there’s a boobies friday thread. Guess who started it.
     
    And continuig with teh interwebZ forums chachara…  For Teh Win!11!11
     

     
     

  • avatar
    daga

    One of my favorites:

    http://www.automopedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/bmw-ad.jpg

    • 0 avatar
      psarhjinian

      Yes, that one’s a good one.  I could have sworn the tagline was more along the lines of “Do you care that…””
       
      It also wants a (more diverse) series of follow-ups.

  • avatar
    Ingvar

    Not safe for work is the worst kind of political correctness ever imagined. If it’s not safe for work, then stay out of the mother*beep*ing kitchen and don’t surf on worktime. I mean, I wouldn’t look for pron at work either, even if I imagine that some people do. But dumbing down content because some people might get offended? Better not teach your children to read, because they might learn something…

    • 0 avatar
      psarhjinian

      It really depends.  NSFW touches on three concerns:
      * Does your workplace have a harassment policy.  Most do, and you don’t want to accidentally find yourself on the business end of it when visiting sites that would otherwise be innocuous
      * People (management, HR) have a soft psychological tolerance for wasting time.  Reading the newspaper online might not cross this; viewing psuedoporn might.
      * In relation to the above: different people have different values.  Sexuality might bother some people, religious iconography another.  A different set might get annoyed at something most
       
      WebSense et al have made a lot of money offering companies the ability to protect themselves and their employees from getting NSFW’ed by NSFW content.  Yes, it’s unfortunate, and yes, it would be nice if people were reasonable, but until that happens it would be nice to know that viewing TTAC wouldn’t get you in trouble if some curtain-twitcher happened to walk by your cubicle.
       
      And yes, there are people who are treacherously close to advocating that their kids not learn to read

    • 0 avatar
      Syke

      I came to the conclusion a couple of months ago that if Americans could channel their ability to be offended into one set project, we could, say, have a functioning colony on the moon in less than five years.

    • 0 avatar
      Educator(of teachers)Dan

      At Skye, absolutely true.  Or could harness that energy and solve our energy problems.

    • 0 avatar
      scottcom36

      And here I though it meant Not Safe For Wife!

  • avatar
    rpol35

    Glad I didn’t write something for “Ur-Turn” this weekend, no one would have ever read it.

  • avatar
    npbheights

    1978 Cougar Commercial “Is it your year to join the cat set?”

    1977 Cougar Commercial “Catch a Cougar of your own”

    1975 Cougar Commercial “It’s restless, its civilized, its challenging, its serene”

  • avatar
    dolo54

    I actually like that ttac lost the cheesecake photos for a while. It’s a car site and if I want to look at girls, there’s other sites for that. I do like to read this site when I’m on a break at work, but obviously can’t if there’s tits on the homepage.

    • 0 avatar
      zbnutcase

      The very fact that you can’t look at something as natural as tits at work once again proves liberalism is a mental illness. You can thank a POS lawyer somewhere for that.

  • avatar
    Bunter1

    NSFW has nothing to do with the attitude of those visiting the site but of those around us.

    Like dolo54, I visit TTAC on my lunch break.  I work in an open cubicle and my screen faces the open work area.  I like to relax on my breaks, not be concerned about fielding an (admittedly pathetic PC) concern from HR.

    If you need something in this line keep it off the main page and give us a warning.

    Thanks,

    Bunter

    • 0 avatar

      Eh,… Fair play to you. You’re right. [US] Offices Are very uptight and filled with more puritanical hypocrites than those of our friends on The Continent.
       
      And you make a good point, to protect those working in The Death Star’s cubefarms, many blogs have a standard of keeping the Potentially or Definitely NSFW stuff After the Jump, not on the home page, and putting a code in the headline. -So those who are free to make the jump can and the others don’t get in trouble.
       
      Marcelo’s, I mean Bertel’s lingerie brand marketing image was humorous, Cammy’s[?] vid (though fun) was really pushing it for work viewing.
      I would feel nervous checking it out in an open cube + uptight office, too.
       
      And it’s unlikely the bosses will just fire all the super uptight Americans…

  • avatar
    beater

    I’m going to violate the TTAC Prime Directive here (Thou shalt not flame the site), as you richly deserve it.
     
    I had a sinking feeling over the last several months TTAC was going to hell, descending into the abyss of the meathead fratboy.  This kind of crap only confirms it.  What a waste.
     
    Indeed, you now seem to be angling for a particular demographic… toward that end, I have something for your new target audience:
     
    http://lildouchebagalphabet.tumblr.com/
     

  • avatar
    jkross22

    @ Beater… Taken from the FAQ section of TTAC:
     
    The Truth About Cars provides no-holds-barred, take-no-prisoners automotive news. reviews and editorials. Our writers call it like they see it, and pull no punches. We also provide a comments section for readers to voice their informed and passionate opinions in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
    Dude, it’s automotive related – sexy ads that to some people (here in the US) is offensive.  If Bertel posted pictures of explicit acts involving tennis rackets, then you’d have a point.  He didn’t.  Sorry that your sensibilities have been offended.

  • avatar
    Boff

    LMAO at those ads…and I must say, that is likely the first time (in a very long time) a Corolla has stimulated anything to become erect.

  • avatar
    Kevin Jaeger

    This BMW commercial is pretty good:

  • avatar
    Jeffer

    I found that rather tittellating…

  • avatar
    iNeon

    I’ve got a feeling these words and sentiments are pointed toward me. Issue was taken with the wank-fest posts before, and I’ve begged to have them curtailed. It’s never stopped, and to compound the injury– a couple weeks back(whenever Edward posted his image) I’d commented about his little wang poking through his jeans, my comments were removed and the image cropped. Double-standards abound ’round these parts, I tell you what.
     
    Taking pot-shots at members(those weirdos who don’t like boobies) of your readership is quite low. I’ve been asked by the Ford guy to keep it classy– yet this is how I’m shown class. Dissonance much? How is this fair play?
     
    I want to see some dick, if this is how it’s going to be.

  • avatar
    Jonathan H.

    Anybody know the song in the Nissan commercial?

  • avatar
    Stingray

    Toyotas…

     

     
    It’s a trap, V2.0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0epP7jvwEM&feature=related
     
    Porsche http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9VsGjXkHeg&feature=related
     
    Pirelli, not quite sexist, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRBNdNL1cJg I remember one with a priest or a noun.
     
    Not and ad… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7OPeDNJJzg there’s a stupid big list in youtube
     
    FAIL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9y9McTwNKE
     
    WIN  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYCUX2RksDw
     
     The Hyundai one was hilarious. I have seen it before
     

  • avatar
    obbop

    Just don’t burn any owner’s manuals.

  • avatar
    Dr Lemming

    I’m not offended by the posting but also don’t tend to frequent those car magazines that seem to think T&A on the cover is the key to newsstand sales.  Seems a little crass — and even desperate.  In the long run excellent coverage would seem to be the more sustainable draw.  After all, there’s no shortage of T&A on the intertubes.
     
    I do find it disappointing that some of the more “literate” car blogs such as Jalopnik and TTAC have difficulty gravitating above locker room culture.  Sure, automobiles have historically tended to be a guy’s thing.  But it’s also true that women are playing an increasingly important role in purchasing decisions — and might actually improve the product in important respects if their needs were taken into greater consideration by industry execs.
     
    I think it fair to say that, as a factual matter, this is a sexist posting.  This type of material will inevitably push away some female readers.  That, in turn, reduces the diversity of perspectives here.  Which reduces the potential impact that TTAC could have on the direction of the industry.
     
    So in a sense T&A is cheap.  Yet from a branding standpoint it can, in the long run, be rather expensive.

    • 0 avatar
      Educator(of teachers)Dan

      You reminded me of when my father’s favorite automotive publication Hot Rod Magazine decided to publish it’s own swimsuit issue with the original intent being to spoof Sports Illustrated which they felt had no business publishing a swimsuit issue.  Now my father really didn’t care, this was in the early 1990s and he had been a subscriber since he was 15 (1969.)  (My rigid Catholic mother on the other hand…)  The funny thing was is that the “Swimsuit Issue” was so damn popular that it lost all irony and was published consecutively for about 5 years.
       
      The moral of the story?  What who you spoof, you might become them.

  • avatar
    ajla

    My nomination:
     
    Dodge Ram Challenge: Cowboys
     
    Go big or go home indeed.

  • avatar
    Zombo

    One of my favorites has always been Smart Car vs. Lamborghini .
     

  • avatar
    rudiger

    One of the biggest reasons (if not the reason) to visit TTAC is a general, gonzo, fringe attitude of viewing vehicles as a cultural phenomenon rather than a dry transportation statistic. Just look at a car review. Unlike the ‘big 3’ auto rags, there’s no laundry-list of statistics that follows any review. I rather appreciate that.

    So, in that regard, the occasional sexual references on TTAC are warranted (so long as it doesn’t degenerate into the automotive version of Maxim magazine). AFA ‘NSFW’, that would largely seem to depend on the country from which you happen to be surfing the ‘net while at work.

  • avatar

    Firefox has a plug-in called “ImgLikeOpera” – install that and you get a switch to turn pictures on or off.  A few more clicks turns off flash video and you can’t see youtube.

    • 0 avatar
      joeaverage

      Or you could just start using the Opera browser instead where you can click everything or tie functions to keystrokes. As far as I know Opera invented multi-tabbed browsing. Best thing is there is a version for whatever you surf with – Linux, Mac, Maemo, phones, etc. Windows? What’s that? GRIN! yes, there is a Windows version too.

  • avatar

    I can’t find the ones I thought I saw on TBS’ Very Funny Ads (http://veryfunnyads.com/index.jsp?oid=25903# ), but here are a few others:

    Funny Dutch Carwash Texting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY9BD6lZSvc&feature=related

    This woman in a car with her boyfriend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9y9McTwNKE

    Mercedes “Not in this weather”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krhB_An8fT4&feature=related

    Paris Hilton gives herpes to a Bentley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUts29PXUHo

    VW’s “Rev Counter” that’s been seen here before: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxjP4tOuI6E&feature=related

    VW UnPimp “Joyride w/Helga pt. 2”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjnuUFMBYuU&feature=related

  • avatar
    tbp0701

    Here’s something a little different.  VW had a “Joyride with Miss Helga” flash feature on its website at one point.  She would react to different things the user selected and could get fairly provocative, like if you selected leather.  Here’s an example:

  • avatar
    FordDude

    I think that Nissan has had some of the best car commercials ever…My favorites are the ones featuring GI Joe and Barbie; The first one with the red 300zx while Van Halen’s “You really got me” playing and the second one has a grey Pathfinder while Kiss’s “Calling Dr. Love” was playing…both featuring Dr. K. from Nissan…Classic!!

  • avatar
    richardsheil

    I had recollected that this ad was an ad for Lancia so I sought it out.

    As it happens it is not for Lancia at all but it is funny.

    Give it a go.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAnC2c___tQ
    with subtitles

  • avatar
    Stingray

    Another Toyota commercial
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIOtYhMX380&feature=related
     
    No, I’m not looking for them on purpose.
     
    I saw this in Rome’s airport. Volvo’s C70. Genius. The US version is watered down :(
     

  • avatar
    Gardiner Westbound

    Has nothing to do with cars but is as funny as hell.

    Now back to cars
    Sexy ad for Chevrolet Matiz

  • avatar
    Lee

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlAEbqIkoUY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtwkDGlpWJk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kd2mMa0KqE

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