Super Bowl LV Car Commercial Live(ish) Blog

Chris Tonn
by Chris Tonn

It’s time for football! It’s time for commerce!

I’ll be updating this post with YouTube links to every car (and car-adjacent) commercial as the game goes along. Check back throughout the game for updates as each new ad airs.

First Quarter

FINALLY: GM gives us the Norway ad.

Second Quarter

I suppose we can call Weathertech automotive-adjacent. I do wish we could get Super Bowl ads from Kaminari fiberglass bodykits for awesome Eighties cars like the Z31.

Next up, Toyota and an inspiring message from a champion.

Chris Tonn
Chris Tonn

Some enthusiasts say they were born with gasoline in their veins. Chris Tonn, on the other hand, had rust flakes in his eyes nearly since birth. Living in salty Ohio and being hopelessly addicted to vintage British and Japanese steel will do that to you. His work has appeared in eBay Motors, Hagerty, The Truth About Cars, Reader's Digest, AutoGuide, Family Handyman, and Jalopnik. He is a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association, and he's currently looking for the safety glasses he just set down somewhere.

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  • Jkross22 Jkross22 on Feb 08, 2021

    Game was a surprise, but not a good game. The ads were ok, but I very much liked the Wayne's World tie in and I liked the Jeep ad for the cinematography of snow. Springsteen's music is ok, but good messaging that appears to continue to fall on our disinterested, deaf ears.

  • FreedMike FreedMike on Feb 08, 2021

    I don't know why ads are such a cultural thing - they're ads, folks. Even the best of them - think the Coca-Cola "teach the world to sing" (thank you, Don Draper) and the Apple "1984" spots - ain't exactly "Citizen Kane." I just don't read much into them. Lousy game, btw.

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  • Kosmo I, for one, and maybe only one, would buy a 5.0 L, stickshift variant of the sedan/hatchback that is Ford's "Not A Mustang EV" tomorrow.I'd buy the sportwagon version yesterday.
  • Akear I am counting the days when Barra retires. She has been one long nightmare for GM. People don't realize the Malibu outsells all GM EVs combined.
  • Redapple2 you say; most car reviewers would place it behind the segment stalwarts from Honda and Toyota,........................... ME: Always so. Every single day since the Accord / Camry introduction.
  • Akear GM sells only 3000 Hummer EVs annually. It is probably the worst selling vehicle in GM history.