Hey Duke, Ever Worked On One-a-Dese Choiman Transmissions Before?

Murilee Martin
by Murilee Martin
hey duke ever worked on one a dese choiman transmissions before

It wasn’t that many decades ago that imported cars— any imported cars— were considered fairly exotic. I’ve dredged up memories of some very funny 1980 Aamco ads that deal with that subject, and the internet has obliged by providing those very ads for us!

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  • Redav Redav on May 16, 2013

    I remember those commercials. I also remember the one afterward that gets cut off ("Hey, honey, look!")--definitely made me smile. I love watching old commercials and seeing that I can buy a brand new Chevy for $3k and seeing Toyota owners jump. Ah, nostalgia!

  • Ron B. Ron B. on May 16, 2013

    HEY! George W Bush worked for Aamco before getting the governors gig!! who would have thought that??. Wow! no wonder he was so decisive in government!,anyone who can figure an auto trans valve body just has to understand Republican politics.

  • Johnny ringo Johnny ringo on May 16, 2013

    I've never had any dealings with AAMCO, back in the '70s they got a lot of negative publicity about some of their business practices. If I remember correctly one of their tricks was to tear the transmission apart and then give the owner a sky high quote on reassembling the transmission. All the negative publicity definitely made me stay well away from their shops.

  • Pinzgauer Pinzgauer on May 17, 2013

    Why do they look confused before blowing the horn at the end of each commercial? Its really weird.