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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7372 posts, RR: 5
Posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

This is so funny, the dealer must have crapped his pants. Almost makes me want to have a test drive of a Camaro.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Q5mHPo2yDG8

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User currently offlineKaphias From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1869 times:

It was staged, but still funny.  


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User currently offlineStabilator From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

I wonder if Nascar and Formula 1 drivers actually do this just for the hell of it. I know I would.   


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User currently offlinecptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

kiwirob...thanks for linking the Jeff Gordon/Camaro bit. It's the first time I've seen the whole clip and it is a scream.

If I where a betting man, I'd wager the ad folks got the idea from the 1980 movie "Used Cars". IIRMC, the test drive ended when the driver rolled the 57 Chevy back into the dealer parking lot and the salesman (played by Jack Warden) died of a heart attack after the test driver said something to the effect that he didn't want to buy the car because it's all f*cked up. It is a great movie and this is a good ad for laughs. regards...jack



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7521 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

From the archives, one of our own made a salesman vomit while test-driving a Mustang GT circa 2007:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/non_aviation/read.main/1776991



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User currently offlinecptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

PHLBOS: at least our 'Fly only made him puke. In the movie, the perps buried Jack Wardens body under the dealership parking lot at midnight in a 1958 Edsel.

Hey, 'Fly, if you are reading this, one of our respected designers of Edsel genre, Roy Brown, recently passed away a while back.

Back to topic...Kaphias (Rep 1); I'm not entirely sure that the spot was totally staged as you seem to suggest. Even though the whole clip did not make it to into the final ad piece, if the salesman were in on the plot I doubt if he would be using as many words that had to be bleeped out. Just my thoughts...jack



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User currently offlineKaphias From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Quoting cptkrell (Reply 5):
I'm not entirely sure that the spot was totally staged as you seem to suggest. Even though the whole clip did not make it to into the final ad piece, if the salesman were in on the plot I doubt if he would be using as many words that had to be bleeped out. Just my thoughts...jack

It was staged, Jeff Gordon himself said as much. He even didn't do any of the driving.



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User currently offlinecptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

Kaphias (Rep 6) sez..."He (Jeff Gordon) didn't do any of the driving."

Interesting. Probably pops a bubble for a lot of Jeffie fans. Hell, I'm a Tony Stewart type guy anyway. Thanks...jack



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User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2322 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1634 times:

Quoting Kaphias (Reply 6):
It was staged, Jeff Gordon himself said as much. He even didn't do any of the driving.
http://www.snopes.com/photos/advertisements/jeffgordon.asp



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39884 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 4):
From the archives, one of our own made a salesman vomit while test-driving a Mustang GT circa 2007:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...76991

Haha!  
You remembered that! Hard to believe that was 6 years ago. I hope that guy is doing well now. Sadly that dealership closed it's doors a few years ago. It had been serving San Francisco since 1937 and is now an Enterprise rental car.  
Quoting cptkrell (Reply 5):
Hey, 'Fly, if you are reading this, one of our respected designers of Edsel genre, Roy Brown, recently passed away a while back.

Sorry to hear about that. He has left his mark and designed one of the few cars I like from the 1950s.

Quoting kiwirob (Thread starter):
Almost makes me want to have a test drive of a Camaro.

You should!   



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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7372 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

Quoting cptkrell (Reply 5):
Roy Brown, recently passed away a while back.

So did he die recently or a while back  


User currently offlinecptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

kiwirob (Rep): Shoulda, coulda, woulda said Feb 24 at age 96, except I didn't have his obit on my desk when I was posting. But you're right..., "recently a while back" is bad grammer and doesn't make sense.

FYI, Roy was Edsel chief designer (they called us stylists back then) but after the E flop he went to the UK to head up the design of the best-selling Cortina for Ford of Britain. I worked for him on Torinos, T-Birds and such in Dearborn in late 1960's when he returned to the US. Helluva nice man. regards...jack



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User currently offlinemmedford From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 561 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

Oh the pepsi max commerical... I prefer the basketball one myself, still staged but it's funny watching old guys "get buckets..."


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