This week someone I follow on Youtube posted a promotional video of the Honda Vigor. This typically eighties stylish video was made in 1989 when the third generation Vigor was launched:
I’m not too sure about what it should say… Is it supposed to be a Luxury car for Italian lesbian Countesses? Or is is supposed to be a fun car for the driver (gear shifting with an automatic, jumping through narrow Italian streets)? Or is it supposed to say that anyone buying this drives a RHD car on the wrong side of the road? I don’t know, but maybe there is a hidden message behind that stylish eighties video…
Almost two weeks ago I posted a couple of videos of Magnum P.I. like commercials by Toyota for the Mark II GX61. I was wondering why the salary man was in both commercials, but now Zeb from GX61 cleared that up: that man is Shigeo Nagashima, a professional baseball player who played with the Yomiuri Giants till 1974. After that he became the manager of the Yomiuri Giants till he got fired in 1980. After that he didn’t do anything till 1992 when he became manager of the Yomiuri Giants again.
To quote Zeb from GX61:
So THAT’s why these cars often have baseball bats on the parcel tray!
Probably the Toyota commercials funded his unemployment during the early eighties. He did a some more commercials than the two with the 1982 and 1983 GX61! 1981 Corona T130: 1981 Corona T130 commercial