Car “Crashes” Wall 24 Hours a Day (Feb, 1950)

Car “Crashes” Wall 24 Hours a Day
Motorists driving on Route 78 near Escondido, Calif., are startled momentarily by the sight of a car “crashing” into a restaurant. A closer look reassures them, however, since the car is really only half a car and the “crash” is painted on. The restaurant is located on a sharp curve, thus heightening the effect.

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  1. Stannous says: October 3, 20068:29 am

    “the sight of a car “crashing” into a restaurant. A closer look reassures them”

    Just in case they usually see the word “CRASH!” when viewing accidents…

  2. Orv says: November 5, 200710:13 pm

    A local body shop has a similar advertising gimmick — a smashed up pickup truck positioned to look like it’s crashed into the corner of the building. During the day they turn on the four-way flashers.

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