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Sunday, October 20th, 2019
38 Years Ago Today

Here's another Victory Auto Wreckers commercial variation as requested by Audrey Birkner.

Featuring Jim Ostrander and Jose "Louie" Arroyo.

The tow truck in this ad has their old telephone number on it.

Voice over by Carl Greyson with the old "beat inflation" line.

This aired on October 21, 1981.

Victory Auto Wreckers (Commercial, 1981)

Here's another Victory Auto Wreckers commercial variation.

Featuring Jim Ostrander and Jose "Louie" Arroyo.

Voiceover by Carl Greyson.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Wednesday, October 21st 1981.

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I read somewhere that the Victory Auto Wreckers Commercials aired only on WGN. Is this true?
Comment posted by 1980sfan on Monday, June 2nd 2008 at 8:12am.

Nope, this one at least aired on WFLD. Maybe later in the 80's they went exclusively WGN?
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Monday, June 2nd 2008 at 9:30am.

About a year ago they interviewed the guy who watches the door fall on WGN radio last year. Apparently, he was a driver for Victory.
Comment posted by kietdoke on Monday, June 2nd 2008 at 11:12am.

We have advertised consistently on WGN for over 23 years, but we also have and continue to advertise on other channels like WFLD, WCIU, WPWR, Telemundo (ch 44), Telefutura (ch 60), and Univision (ch 66).
Comment posted by Victory Guru on Friday, July 11th 2008 at 3:42pm.

This commercial, at least to me, seemed to be everywhere.
Comment posted by OldTVNut on Friday, August 5th 2011 at 6:36pm.

Carl Greyson did the voice work here. Even though he retired in 1980, this commercial kept his incredible voice on the Chicago airwaves for years afterwards.

These days, most people younger than, say, 40 would probably have no clue as to the meaning of the phrase, "Beat inflation!"

Comment posted by RLaPorte on Sunday, January 29th 2012 at 5:13pm.

V/O info added to clip description.
Comment posted by W.B. on Sunday, January 29th 2012 at 5:42pm.

The current phone number for Victory Auto Wreckers is (630) 860-2000.
Comment posted by Betamax75 on Saturday, October 20th 2012 at 11:49pm.

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