The vintage adverts displayed on the site have inspired a memorable assortment of vintage prints and classic posters. I hope this collection will not only give pleasure and entertain, but also offer you some interesting facts on the history of the vehicles, products, people or events, therefore offering a fascinating glimpse into our motoring history.
Lambretta and Vespa scooters, made famous in the 1960's by the 'Mods', feature greatly amongst the selection of vintage posters available. The rise in popularity of these classic and vintage scooters and the industry of restoring them has made these specific classic and vintage advertisements particularly popular.
Checkout the information and pictures of Lambretta restorations in my Romsey Restorers pages.
However, you will also find vintage ads for other scooter manufactures, as well as vintage cars, classic and vintage motorcycles, vintage bicycles and other vintage motoring advertising. You will even find adverts of tigers; when it was legal to "put a tiger in your tank".
These Vintage Auto Ads have been copied from old magazines, brochures, manuals and other advertising sources, the images throughout this site have been digitally re-mastered to produce wonderful artworks. The resulting vintage prints and posters are beautiful and important reminders of vehicles, products and events, as captured by artists long ago. Please take your time and, using the links on this page, browse amongst the pages, letting your memory take you back to when motoring really was a pleasure.
The word 'vintage' is often used when describing old automobiles and it can be a confusing matter in trying to determine whether a motor vehicle should be classified as vintage, antique or classic.
Although the common definition of the term 'vintage' is pre World War 2, you will find, for the sake of consistency, I use it throughout this site in relation to any vintage or classic vehicle, product or event