A long time ago, in a bar far, far away I was drinking a Manhattan.  It was delicious, and probably not my first for the evening.  That’s when it occurred to me, “Hey, there’s a car named Manhattan, and a drink!  I wonder how many more there are with the same name?”

This started the journey that you are now enjoying, One For The Road, Classic Cars and Cocktails That Share a Name.  Over the years I did research.  Sometimes starting with the drink, sometimes starting with the car.  Once I hit 50 of each, and decided that was a good place to stop, I started collecting the ads.  This was the really fun part, as I would scour antique stores from Orlando, Florida to Redmond, Oregon looking for just the right ad.

It might be easy to find a red Corvette ad, but I wanted it to be a ’63.  It might be easy to find a blue Mustang ad, but I wanted it to be a ’64 1/2.  And those one-year models, whew, they were hard to find!  But it was all in the fun of the hunt and I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed compiling.


Thank you! Cheers!  Salud!  Prost!  A Votre Sante!