World of Motion Souvenir Guidebooks|
General Motors not only produced more postcards of their pavillion than any other sponser I am aware of, they also gave out more souvenir paper (again as far as I'm aware) than the other pavilions for many years to follow, in the form of the souvenir guidebook the earliest one I have doesn't actually say souvenir guidebook on the cover and the cover is printed in a Horizontal Layout rather than a Vertical one. The copyright on the back is 1984 General Motors Corporation and there is a date on the back too 6/84 so I'm guessing this guide came into use in june of that year. That version of the guide is also much thinner than the later ones I have (which are from 1986 and 1989) it simply folds out three fold with an attached postpaid return postcard that makes a fourth fold. That postcard is one thing the three guides have in common, though the offer it makes varies some in each guide. These cards aren't much to look at the address sidesimly has the adress at GM where the card is going and the other side is spsces to be filled in with your personal information (including car buying plans). the earliest one offers a "Family Vacation Guidebook" and was free just by completing the postage paid card and returning it. In the latter versions the offer is for a "Trip Planner and Auto log" but, you had to take it to a dealer to get it validated and "evaluate any model" accoring to the 86 version, which ( I imagine for clarity) was changed to "take an optional test drive". Did they mean it was optional in the sense that they would still validate it if you didn't take a test drive? I don't know, either way you still needed to get a dealership representative to validate the card. Luckilly for me the person who originally got the booklets I now have didn't do that!