Cache of 1960s Ads Found in Car Glove Box
Author: Denis Sweeney
June 28, 2016I have owned a couple of old cars. Specifically they were American cars from 1960. Most people in their 20s don't seek out old cars but I liked all the space, the styling and the sleek fins that were highlights on the cars of that year. Both of the cars I owned had been parked for many years before I bought them, and neither car had many owners, which meant that the cars had the potential to have hidden treasure in them! And indeed, inside one of the cars, I found some great stuff in the glove compartment. Beside the repair receipts and boring car maintenance stuff, I found two such treasures. -An old map of northeast Pennsylvania (where I was living at the time), with the proposed path of interstate 80 marked; and a second tourist map with a bunch of old 1960s ads for local businesses. The ads really just speak for themselves! Enjoy!
Final note about the ads: I originally found them and must have scanned them and burned them to a CD. I recently found the data CD in a box and rediscovered these great old ads. -You might say that they've been in a second time capsule for another 20 years. Now, finally, after 50 years, they get to rejoin the world again!
I hope you enjoyed this tour of the 'old car time capsule contents'.