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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:47 pm    Post subject: Vintage Thing Television Commericals Reply with quote

I have been looking for vintage VW Thing TV commercials from 73 and 74. Anyone seen them anywhere on the 'net? I have a particularly vivid memory of one going in a tunnel and coming out of the other end without doors/top/windows covered with spots. I wanted one instantly even though I was 12 years old. It made such a lasting impression on me that I bought one as my first car as a 19 year old. And a second one as a mid-life crisis car Rolling Eyes

I found 75 vintage television commercials featuring the Beetle from a variety of years and countries. Close, but not quite what I was looking for...

http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=beetlejuice150

I'm going to email this poster and ask if he has the Thing ones.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard back from the guy (Paul) today and he says:

"Hi there!

I'm sorry! I posted on youtube all footage I had on my computer! Being a VW fanatic, I am familiar with The Thing. I have not 'the thing' footage or commercials.

Paul
The Netherlands"

Oh well....I'll keep on looking.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember another thread discussing all those fantastic commercials on YouTube. The Thing Shop video has snippets of period Thing commercials -- I wonder if they could help get some of those on the Intarweb...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bump.

I also remember that commercial about the Thing going through a tunnel. I remember the Thing as a tyke also. Now advance to in my 40s and I own one. Would be cool to see that commercial again.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:05 am    Post subject: Re: Vintage Thing Television Commericals Reply with quote

How did you go? Any commercials for us to watch?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:20 am    Post subject: Re: Vintage Thing Television Commericals Reply with quote

How about this old Cheez-It's commercial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIKwZhF7yrY
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Vintage Thing Television Commericals Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Vintage Thing Television Commericals Reply with quote

The old Thing commercial is about 35 seconds into this Video (by the way, the whole video is worth watching):
http://youtu.be/R9bLVJXkrOs
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Vintage Thing Television Commericals Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Vintage Thing Television Commericals Reply with quote

Good clip from DW !! I like the mention of how he wears a coat, hat, and gloves in cold weather, probably as his Dad or maybe Grandfather did 'way back when' when they drove the 'Daddy' of The Thing . . .
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Vintage Thing Television Commericals Reply with quote

Here is a German TV commercial. I like it very much. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA6MjYLi6ZI
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Vintage Thing Television Commericals Reply with quote

Clutch check at 32 seconds, could have been a cigarette commercial at 56 seconds. I think she is in love with her vehicle at a minute something.
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