The '78 LTD one probably would have had a place under my bed had it been a few years earlier in my life! Wow! As we march onward into the boring abyss of political correctness, painted all about with what I call "agreeable gray", I feel lucky to have been one of those who can say he remembers when car ads were indeed given some thought, style, creativity, and pizazz. Nice hobby. 🤔
@RickN - you sir, are not an oddball. You are a traditionalist, for certain, but there's nothing wrong with that. I was just talking yesterday with some friends who (along with me) are from your generation, and remember each decade since the end of WWII. While we conceded that there are many wonderful things that have come along in our later years, there are also many things that have "progressed backwardly", as one of the guys put it. We consider ourselves lucky to have alive in the era where the things you cite were our pleasure to consider "the good life".
No sir, you are not an oddball at all. Put on your coat and tie every Sunday, and proudly show the "modern world" that those of us who followed the Greatest Generation still have some class and that we're not ashamed to show it! 🤗
In my opinion, the world was a better place because we could listen to Sinatra and the Beatles! One of my favorite things in life is to know I can get Big Band, Swing, Jazz, R&B, Country and Western, Scat, Dance Band, Rock and Roll, and a few other marginal types of music at the touch of a dial to listen to. I was not into Disco, Pop, Hip Hop, or Rap- but I'm glad that those who like them can get them as easily as I can get all the others.
I'm glad your grandfather loved Sinatra and his ilk, I did too - but I think he might have missed out on some pretty good stuff on the "modern music" scene. May he R.I.P., and I'm glad you got to know him for so many years!