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Watch These 14 Classic Texas Car Dealership Commercials

World Class Memories On YouTube
"Convicted for tasteless advertising, Joe Greed of Westway Ford languishes in jail," an announcer declares on a classic Westway Ford commercial.

Texas has a long, rich history of colorful car dealers selling cars on TV. We’ve searched YouTube for some classic commercials from yesterday and today.

There’s Clay Cooley: “Shop me first, shop me last; either way, come see Clay!”

Then there are the old Westway Ford commercials featuring Joe Greed – and a cast of zany characters, including a wrestler.

And don't forget this familiar chant: “Trophy … Trophy … Trophy Nissan!”

They're corny. They're crazy. They're catchy. And they're memorable.

Which ones are we missing?  Let us know and we’ll try to track down some more videos.

David McDavid

Westway Ford

Trophy Nissan

Southtown Ford

Mouzon Jeep-Eagle

Westway Isuzu

Clay Cooley

Toyota Town

Dallas Dodge (featuring a skateboarding dog)

Charlie Clark Nissan

Eric Aasen is KERA’s managing editor. He helps lead the station's news department, including radio and digital reporters, producers and newscasters. He also oversees, the station’s news website, and manages the station's digital news projects. He reports and writes stories for the website and contributes pieces to KERA radio. He's discussed breaking news live on various public radio programs, including The Takeaway, Here & Now and Texas Standard, as well as radio and TV programs in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.