Friday, July 25, 2008

La dolce vita

Flint definitely has a bond with Italy. Look no further than Italia Gardens restaurant for proof. But if you want more evidence, watch this odd 1966 commercial that equates the Buick Riviera from "the sunny slopes of exotic Flint, Michigan" with la dolce vita in Italy.

1 comment:

  1. It's good to know that Buick had the same weird, largely ineffective advertising campaigns in the sixties that they have now. At least this one has some humor in it.


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