Smash-Up Derby (Comic Ads #45)

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Comic Ads are more than just the mountain of Hostess Ads we know and love. Over the years, many a company has used one page comic ads to shill their products in the pages of comic books! So I thought I'd do a list series that showcases those ads, and shows you what issues I've found them in. To me, these are as much a part of comics history as any superhero, and I love 'em for the nostalgia they bring. I hope they do the same for you. Enjoy.
Stars 'N Stripes version
Stars 'N Stripes version

If this looks incredibly similar to the previous ad, it's because it's the exact same idea with a different name and cars that intentionally have a more junky appearance. However, what they lack in looks, they make up for in names. Where the Classy Crashers had names like "Luxury Limo" and "Sedan Royale," the Smash-Up Derby cars have names like "Blast-Em, Bugg-Em, Boss Henry," and "Tough-Tom."

There was apparently a similar toy called Stockcar Smash-Up. The Smash-Up Derby itself seems to have come in at least a couple of different versions, like the "Stars 'N Stripes" version at the right. Because nothing says "America" like a redneck passtime painted up in patriotism!

Here's a bunch of pictures, including another ad for Smash-Up Derby, which thus far I've only seen on the Internet, and a third ad which shows other cars that were available:

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