Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Retro-Wednesday.....







A Chevrolet Ad brochure from 1961.
Unfolded it's a map with points of interest for each of the contiguous 48 States.
Inside, they have a section that has a few 'On the Road' games to play. One of the games is called..."Beaver". Every time you see a Chevy on the road, you yell Beaver!
The first kid to reach 10 Beavers wins...I can't stop laughing!

26 comments:

S said...

You just never know what Mr Know It All is gonna show us next!

Yahtzee!

g-man said...

Suzay-Cue...Is that You?
You haven't Numero Uno'd in a Coons Age!

Serena said...

My folks had a '61 Chevy, except theirs wasn't a convertible. We weren't allowed to yell anything in it, though.:)

Susan at Stony River said...

Leaving *alone* the unfortunate name of the kids' game...
How long would it take to spot 10 chevys these days? I wouldn't think you'd get out of the neighbourhood before somebody won!

That brochure is precious!

Thom said...

I can't stop laughing at beavers either LOL. too funny

Lynn said...

We used to play that game, I swear we did. I thought my cousins made it up! Only we said it when we saw Volkswagen Beetles.

Brian Miller said...

oh my...it was such an innocent age back then...lol.

Tall Kay said...

We used to play "beaver" with VW bugs too! We were kids and it was just a game back then...never thought anything of it...until now :o)

Nessa said...

I am going to spontaneously play that game the next time we are all in the car together and see how everyone reacts.

My 55 is already done. I just need to get a photo.

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the walking man said...

If the game had been put out by Ford the shouted word would have been "SHIT!" and the kid that got slapped the most by his mom, would have been the winner.

If it was put out by Dodge, the word would have been "Badass." And the kid that his old man stopped the mom from hitting the most would have won.

I am not touching the BEAVER at all.

big Jenn said...

I'd like that map to use for the bike.
I think we should all yell HOG. jeNN

buffalodick said...

61-62 the loss of fins on cars...

Dulce said...

That I like your retros are always unexpected and curious!

clean and crazy said...

we had road kill bingo on ours!!

secret agent woman said...

I remmeber those booklets of road games. Well, not that particular one, but other ones. Like a bingo game with state license plates. And things having to do with symbols on gas station signs and the like.

Jessie said...

we played some kind of license plate game ... that's about all i remember ...

Shadow said...

you are like a box of tricks!

Mona said...

When I die, I will be proud to have myself embalmed & put in your museum

( This is called economy of of one comment for two posts ( I must really be as tired as I feel))

Lou said...

My dad had a big, black 1966 Chrysler Imperial. I was expected to sit in the back and keep my mouth shut.

snowelf said...

Good afternoon G-man!
I totally played the Beaver game too, but it was those cars with the fake wood sides.
Now we play the Jeep game and also Cops to Carcasses. First person to spot six jeeps wins in the first game, and in the second, you count the number of Cops and Roadkill on a roadtrip and keep track of which one you see more of at the end of the trip. It's a terrible game. I'm sure my chilis will be in therapy...

--snow

Monkey Man said...

That is GREAT. Never played the Beaver game....hysterical. My first car was a Beaver, er, Chevy Impala 1964 SS. Glasspacks. Wish I had it today.

Lulda Casadaga said...

Children were to be seen not heard...or something like that...
I can still hear that song in my head from the commercial. My neighbors always had a nice, shiny Chevy parked outside...My uncle was an OLDS man and my other uncle had a DeSoto! Those were the big klunkers of the past... :)

lime said...

gees, that's how crappy my wednesday was, i never even got over here until thursday.

beaver. too funny.

clean and crazy said...

you know g-man, that sounds like a good idea, i think i will just do that!
pen a 55 that is

kado! said...

how funny!

my husband has a '67 Cougar he's trying to restore...wonder if anyone plays the "Beaver" game with "Cougars"..... ;)


...came over from Boomer's link to your blog!

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