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Midweek Matinee: Automotive Service Careers, 1940

Published in blog.hemmings.com

All photos are frame grabs from video below.

Hey! You out there: Watch this one last video, then get off the couch, turn off this contraption and go make something of yourself. And comb your hair, willya?

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Automotive vocational training offers a wide selection of opportunities for motivated boys and girls in search of a satisfying and profitable career choice.

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Classroom study is okay, but hands-on training is by far the best part.

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And if you apply yourself, study hard and land a job at the neighborhood garage, what a cool place that would be to go to work every day!

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Although you’d be doing an awful lot of this. Still, it’s all good.

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Remember when a company’s name explained exactly what it did?  You have to believe that a film series this specific wouldn’t steer you wrong.

“If you qualify yourself, there is a reasonable possibility that you will find employment in the automotive service fields.”

So go on out there, Tiger, and make us proud.

Public domain archival footage courtesy of the Internet Moving Images Archive, in association with Prelinger Archives.