Ready and eager!

This is no time for sidesaddle.
Magazine ad for the 1950 Oldsmobile Rocket 88
Magazine ad for the 1950 Oldsmobile Rocket 88

Bone shards:

Street cred? This car had it.

Oldsmobile’s Rocket engine was kind of a big deal.

The voice of Rocket in the Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy movies is Bradley Cooper.

The ad copy:

make a date with a “Rocket 8”!

Rocket! Rocket! ROCKET! You touch your toe to the pedal — and the “Rocket” Engine “88” Oldsmobile takes off! “Rocket” response—ready and eager! “Rocket” teamwork with Whirlaway Hydra-Matic*—superbly smooth! “Rccket” Engine power—strong and sure down the wide open straightaway! This is the thrill that you ought to try—before you buy any new car. See your Oldsmobile dealer. Make a date with a “Rocket 8” demonstrator. And remember—the Oldsmobile “88” comes at a reduced price for 1950!


Rocket Ahead with Oldsmobile

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*Whirlaway Hydra-Matic Drive, at reduced price, now optional on all Oldsmobile models.

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