BuddCar711 wrote:BTW, did you noticed the SL-IV at the beginning of the commercial?
Definitely. I wonder if the commercial was shown outside of the Philly area and if so, how many people recognized the SEPTA logo.
Before we go OT again, there's a lot more at an earlier thread:
1-Yes-this Hyundai commercial was shown outside Philadelphia. New York TV stations showed this
very same advertisement with the SEPTA RRD train - that paralleling roadway was along the West
Trenton Line(?). The transit bus shown in the commercial I recognize to be a Gillig Phantom (with
unfamiliar color scheme-definitely not SEPTA) and the speaking voice was the late Fred Gwynne.
Fred Gwynne was a character actor most remembered for playing Herman Munster in the 60s TV
show "The Munsters"; Officer Muldoon in "Car 54" and the southern judge in the 1992 movie "My
Cousin Vinnie" who would also do voice work - the Hyundai commercial was a good example.
I have a 1985 memory concerning Hyundai vehicles I will add to this: Back in September 1985 I
spent most of that month traveling by train in Ontario and Quebec, Canada with the bulk of that
riding on a 14 day Via Rail Canada Corridor Pass. In those travels I was noticing a vehicle name
that I have not seen previously which was Hyundai...I later did find that Hyundai cars were sold
in Canada before they entered the US market and thanks to another commercial during that
same time period Hyundai was indeed the top-selling import car in Canada when they were
first sold in the US back in the Fall of 1985 for the 1986 model year.
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Back to topic: I never realized the older trolley vehicle in that same commercial was from BVTA
and was repainted specifically to be used in this commercial. They probably used a temporary
water-based paint that could be easily removed with a thorough cleaning to not damage the
historic color scheme underneath. Today something like this would be of a removable "wrap".
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS