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Last week I introduced a new series for Throwback Thursday featuring automotive advertising from my personal vintage magazine collection.

For today’s edition, I picked out an ad for the 1985 Nissan King Cab 2+2 pickup truck.

1985 Nissan King Cab Vintage Magazine Ads\

I like how Nissan uses a large visual to focus on the interior utility of the vehicle as a way to distinguish themselves from the competition.

Then in the ad copy, they get into the cold hard facts when you compare their truck to the offerings of the time from Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota.

So wind back the clock 30 years, and let’s take a look at this Nissan King Cab vintage magazine ad from 1985.

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Four years ago a tradition was started at LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC with an event that we now call the LaFontaine Family Fun Fest.

Local residents and the families of our employees were invited in to the dealership to enjoy a safe and fun alternative to Halloween trick-or-treating.

Each year since, the Fun Fest has been an event that we all look forward to.

LaFontaine Family Fun Fest

Because it has always been such an enjoyable event for kids and adults alike, it made sense to hold a Fun Fest at more of our locations.

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For those automotive enthusiasts that have a need for speed but aren’t overly fond of tickets, racing video games are a great outlet to let off some high-flying steam.

Besides having a guilt-free driving experience that your driver’s ed instructor would frown upon, you have the option of driving the most garish and bold looking vehicles imaginable; literally, imaginable.

Some of these vehicles have to stay in the realm of fiction since they look positively Batmobile-esque….but what if one of these became reality?

Enter the 2020 Nissan Concept Vision Gran Turismo.

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Nissan has never been afraid to rock the world with its innovative designs. From the record-setting GT-R to the world’s first drop-top SUV in the Murano CrossCabriolet, Nissan has always had a penchant for coming up with something new and fresh.

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When Nissan unveiled the Juke in 2009 reactions were mixed, but one thing was for sure: the Japanese automaker was willing to take a bold risk while other manufacturers played it safe with their designs.

Fast forward a few years, and Nissan sold over 5,000 Jukes in the month of February 2014. That figure is sure to climb even higher with the new 2015 redesign unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show.

The 2015 Nissan Juke hasn’t undergone a drastic change, though many of the new features are appreciated:

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Well, the thrill and spectacle of the North American International Auto Show has come and gone and boy, did they deliver!

From the concept cars, to the various paths that automotive companies are trekking for the future, to the roasted almonds (I had about three bags), everything about the Auto Show made for a wonderful experience.

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The Nissan Sports Sedan Concept on display at NAIAS

I did not choose to fill this space with my love for roasted almonds (no matter how tasty they may be) but rather to talk about one of the more interesting concept pieces on display: The Nissan Sport Sedan Concept.

When I first saw the teaser for the new concept, I was pleasantly surprised. Nissan has been slowly doing away with the clunky box-styles of yesteryear to make way for sleek designs, and the concept picture oozed fluidity. Everything from the boomerang-styled headlights to the floating-v grille suggested this was a vehicle that would emphasize curves and speed. I had high hopes for the concept in person.

Needless to say, those hopes were not disappointed.

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