Since gas prices are at the level they were in the middle part of the last century, it feels like as good a time as any to revisit the ads from that period.

This ten minute collection of ads on YouTube reminds us why it wasn’t just print ads that VW was knocking out of the park in the ’50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s.

The ads run the gamut from the classic “how does the snowplow driver get to the snowplow?” to some more esoteric ads like a prison-break bit for the Fastback.

It’s all warm, self-deprecating, and most of all reminds us of a time before the global pandemic.