Mercury – Bell

Today’s Poster art. The handsome Mercury V8 Town-Sedan of ’42 seen in 1941, providing a moment of envy for the Bell P-39 Airacobra pilots, just before the USA’s entry into World War Two. The P-39 was a popular aircraft type for propaganda, though less capable in reality when tested in combat. Anoner ‘car & aeroplane’…

Sleek Caudron & Renault

When forced to support an aircraft maker, your car manufacturer has every justification in advertising their car in association – including using the pilot of both, here Raymond Delmotte. The Caudron C.461 is seen here with the Renault cabriolet, and both shows the fashions of extreme streamlining are as much fashion as they are pure…

Mind the Dame

Today’s Poster is to promote the cars of now-forgotten prestige French car maker Cottin & Desgouttes. If in doubt, add a semi-nude female – here with wings, but the aviation connection isn’t her, but the aircraft in the background, and that Cottin & Desgouttes were used as an  engine builder (Gnome et Rhône radials) in the…

Fantastic FIAT

Today’s Poster. A number of aircraft makers were also car manufacturers. Here notable Italian company FIAT make it an advertising point. Nice poster thanks to Gregory Alegi. James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.