If You Want a Car or Truck, It’ll Be Quite a Journey

Da Goddess @ 07:35

“If you want a car or truck, go see Cal, if you want to save a buck, go see Cal…”

Cal Worthington is gone.

For those who never saw one of the car salesman’s ads, you missed a true California icon. Calvin Coolidge “Cal” Worthington brilliantly enticed people into his dealerships with a catchy song and an invitation to see him and his “dog” Spot. (I don’t think they ever used an actual dog.)

Over the years, Worthington’s automotive empire spread to Washington, Alaska, Texas, Nevada, and Arizona, though only

“I will stand upon my head until my ears are turning red, go see Cal, go see Cal, go see Cal”

If I could, I would — stand upon my head and go see Cal.

The world is definitely a more somber place without Cal Worthington in it.


  1. I thought his commercials were utterly ridiculous, but remembering them now takes me back to my SoCal days as a teenager and a young adult. Even though I can never picture myself moving back there (too expensive and leftish) I often find myself longing for the days I spent there with good friends and family. And particularly my dad, spending his evenings sitting on the back porch with his cigar and Jack Daniels, throwing tennis balls with the dogs. Good times.

    Thanks for the memories. And the earworm.

    Comment by diamond dave — 2013/09/10 @ 08:51

  2. And I used to think they were singing “Pussy Cow”. 8) Goes a long way towards showing you my Beavis & Butthead teenage mentality back then… :roll:

    Comment by diamond dave — 2013/09/10 @ 09:03

  3. I remember Cal! RIP, you made us smile…

    Comment by pam — 2013/09/10 @ 10:53

  4. Yeah, many memories of the way life used to be in the 70s and 80s. Cal was a part of that. And YOUR lyrics, Dave? PRICELESS!

    Pam, I’m so glad you remember, too!

    Comment by Da Goddess — 2013/09/10 @ 17:55

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