Finish the Jingle



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Finish the Jingle

Post by Faulkner » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:02 pm

I'm going through my ephemera, putting it in plastic sleeves and binders - and came across this "Plymouth Family Fun Contest". It's not too late to enter! Just fill out the form below, and don't forget to include your Postal Zone (for those of you who remember them). Now, complete the jingle:

Plymouth's nimble, Plymouth's quick,
Plymouth looks and handles slick.
I took a "Two-Mile Try-Out" ride

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(Print last line in this space. Make it rhyme with "ride.")


And please, no profanity or sexual innuendo! This is a family website, doncha know.

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"If it's new, Image Plymouth's got it!"

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Re: Finish the Jingle

Post by Faulkner » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:35 pm

OK, I'll go first. How's this:

Plymouth's got it. Now, you decide!

or this:

I brought it home. Wife had my hide!

Or this:

You know that sleazy salesman lied!
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Post by Faulkner » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:35 pm

I thought for sure Gary would have taken the bait, being a PR guy, 'n all. Alright, one more, in the spirit of alliteration:

Surely shows Satisfaction's side!
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Post by Matthew Keij » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:51 pm

State Farm is there :mrgreen:
If it ain't dutch, it ain't much
She's real fine, my 361

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Re: Finish the Jingle

Post by GaryBitner » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:19 pm

We were doing great until the engine died.

(Sorry, that was my evil twin ad copy writer!)

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Re: Finish the Jingle

Post by GaryBitner » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:36 pm

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Re: Finish the Jingle

Post by GaryBitner » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:37 pm

We're too late, anyway! From the News-Press in Franklin, PA, June 30, 1959.

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Post by GaryBitner » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:42 pm

And another from the Star-News in Chula Vista dated July 5, 1959.

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Post by Faulkner » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:43 pm

That's awesome!! How did you find that, Gary?!?

And she won Matthew's Fury Junior too.
(Well, is has to be somebody's now.)
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Post by Faulkner » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:45 pm

Looks like LBJ awarding the prize. I wonder what the winning lines were? :roll:
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Re: Finish the Jingle

Post by GaryBitner » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:48 pm

Googled "Plymouth Jingle Contest 1959" and they both popped right up. Several newspapers are making their archives searchable on line. It's an expensive, time-consuming process, but it's an amazing research tool.

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Post by GaryBitner » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:54 pm

Look what else I found...
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Post by Faulkner » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:02 pm

Ah, I have that without the watermark. I'll try to post tonight.
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Post by william0431 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:06 pm

These are the COOLEST things I have seen in recent times!!! How amazing to find the articles with the winners of the contests! Hmmm wonder where that 2drHT is now, National City & San Diego is my Sport Fury's old stomping ground.... Boy what I would give to win a brand NEW 59 Sport Fury!

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Post by Faulkner » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:28 pm

OK - here's the whole kit and kaboodle that was sent to current Plymouth owners, the only ones who could enter the contest. I'm struggling to produce pdfs that eliminate the whitespace around the pages, but until I figure that out, this will have to do.

I'm including here one of two different brochures that were mailed with the packet - I suppose they targeted audiences, but I don't know for sure. I'll try to get around to scanning the second brochure soon. The last page of each brochure contains the contest rules that Gary posted earlier - check it out. I wonder how Ms. Gladys Dubois fared. (Not well, I suppose, since I have her entry card.)

Gary, in the absence of further proof, I have to assume that there are still 48 winners that have yet to claim their prize. Unless, of course, you find and post the other 48 winners... An assignment, for the interested student.

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brochure.pdf
The last page shows the contest rules posted by Gary
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Oh, wait! There are 150 runner-up prizes, a Motorola 8 transistor pocket radio! Perhaps I'll be lucky enough to score one of those... I understand that they are broadcasting the Soviet Luna 1 satellite pings, I want to tune in for that:

"If it's new, Image Plymouth's got it!"

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