That old car is worth money! Victory Auto Wreckers launches video contest to find a replacement for their 30-year old ad

Ok, this story is only going to be interesting to people who grew up in the Chicagoland area.  A junkyard in Bensenville has been running the same commercial for 30-freaking- years.  I’m not exaggerating when I say that I have seen this ad THOUSANDS of times in my life.  The phrase “That old car is worth money….” has been echoing in my brain since I was in the 2nd grade.  The commercial used to air during mid-day reruns of Gilligan’s Island and I Dream of Genie so every time I see it I’m reminded of those lazy afternoons in the 80’s when I got to stay home sick from school.  And now those knuckleheads at Victory Auto Wreckers want to replace it!  The company is running a video contest to find their new ad.  I know this because 3 people posted the link on my facebook page today.  But I’m going to boycott this contest because I think this ad should run for another million years.  Also the grand prize is only $500!  But hey, I guess that’s actually a pretty good deal.  I bet the guy in the original ad got way less than five hundred bucks and the sponsor managed to get a hell of a lot of mileage out of his work.