Mel Blanc never left home without his American Express card

Melvin “Mel” Jerome Blank (May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989) (later changed his name to Blanc) was an American voice actor and comedian. Although he began his nearly six-decade-long career performing in radio and television commercials, Blanc is best known for his work with Warner Bros. during the Golden Age of American animation (and later for Hanna-Barbera television productions) as the voice of such iconic characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote, Barney Rubble, Mr. Spacely, and hundreds of others.

In 1971, he appeared as himself in one of the American Express “Do you know me?” credit card TV commercials. The ad campaign centered on famous people whose faces were nonetheless usually not recognized by the public.

American Express Company, sometimes known as “AmEx” or “Amex”, is a diversified global financial services company that is headquartered in New York City, New York. Founded in 1850, the company also has major offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Salt Lake City, Utah; Greensboro, North Carolina; Phoenix, Arizona; Sydney, Australia; Markham, Canada; and Brighton, United Kingdom. The company is best known for its credit card, charge card, and traveler’s cheque businesses.

Rainer Beer Motorcycle

Rainier Brewing Company (1884 – 1999) was a Seattle, Washington, company that brewed Rainier Beer, a popular brand in the Pacific Northwest. Although Rainier was founded in 1884, the Seattle site had been brewing beer since 1878. While the beer enjoys near iconic status, it is no longer brewed in Seattle, nor is the company owned locally.

A motorcycle (also called a motorbicycle, motorbike, bike, or cycle) is a single-track, two-wheeled motor vehicle powered by an engine.

Using the principle of mechanical advantage, transmissions provide a speed-torque conversion (commonly known as “gear reduction” or “speed reduction”) from a higher speed motor to a slower but more forceful output or vice-versa.