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What is that stoopid TV ad featuring a 1968 Camaro?

Discussion in 'Telly Talk' started by PIR4TE, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. PIR4TE

    PIR4TE Banned

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    Cultural cringe: There is an ad on TV at the moment has an Aussie guy starting a restored American car that was never officially imported here, presumably converted to RHD recently as a bargain import, starts it up with a bit of trepidation then boom vrum vrum - then there's a montage of clips with serial numb nuts from around his neighbourhood as he gives it a rev, all nodding approvingly as if the exhaust note sound rings a bell and smile in reminiscence "Ah, '68 Camaro".

    Each time it airs I miss the point as I'm caught up with WTF is all this US adman rubbish about?

    Why is it not the 1969 350 GTS Monaro? Much more rare, same engine and drive train, built here, sold around the world, more collectible by an order of magnitude, and despite costing less at retail on release is now at least three times more valuable than the frankenstein yank car in the clip that was never part of our motorsport or street history.

    For the life of me I can't figure out why the advertising execs wouldn't use a credible Australian example, is like they ripped off an American ad script verbatim. At least if it was a Monaro people would actually know the sound of it, and they would probably remember what the ad was for.

    What was the ad about anyway?
     
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    Think it was Supercheap???
     
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    Its a 69
     
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    Yes that's it, thanks.

    As luck would have it they are running a competition where you submit an ad for them on FaceBook... I think I might just do better!
     
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    Oh that's grand! So how can you tell the model in the ad is a 69?
     
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    69 guards are flat on the top of the wheel well, 67 and 68 are rounded.
     
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    I'd have the Camaro
     
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    I would too
     
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    So would I. That's not the point. If it were my fantasy I'd rather bonk the fat chick, shoot the pigeons with an automatic pistol, rob a 7-11 and floor the noisy old POS to Jupiters on the Gold Coast.

    The gist of the premise is supposed to pluck a heart string with Aussies because of the fond engine note, impossible setup, just a fricken farce. Could do better myself...
     
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    If that's all you have to worry about is an ad on the telly , you need to get out more dude
     
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    When you do, be sure to post it here won't you!
     
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    Looking forward to seeing your ad Pirate. Sounds like it will be a beauty.
     
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    Even if the Superheap Auto add is idiotic......dunno, haven't seen it;
    It's got someone's attention hasn't it?
    Isn't that the whole point of advertising????
     
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    Exactly , it's raised hackles , I might go see if it's on U Tube to see what the fuss is
     
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    The front end is totally different, if you don't know what to look for it's easy to mistake a '67 for a '68 and vice versa but the '69 is obviously different, and the best looking Camaro ever imo, also never liked the RS front end on any of the first gen Camaros, just plain ugly.
     
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    I said 69 due to the lady on add calls it that. In reality I'd have no idea. Nice google link pir4te
     

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