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(YouTube)   Car dealer takes "Mike" out for a test drive, unaware that "Mike" is Jeff Gordon in disguise filming a Pepsi commercial   (youtube.com) divider line 142
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2013-03-13 12:38:11 PM  
It's totally a fake. 

There was no '2009 Camaro', 2010 was the first Model year. 
Wheels on Camaro are from 2013, not 2010
Car almost hit (but not really)
Cut after leaving loading dock

I think the salesman might have been the only person not in on the gag.
 
2013-03-13 12:41:33 PM  
 
2013-03-13 12:45:33 PM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: SVO mustangs? turbo charged 4 cylinders? my 1986 mr-2 was just as fast. the 1984 supra before the mr-2 was much faster than either. i think the 1986 300zx i sold 2 years ago was faster than than either.


Kind of a tangent, the SVO was a remarkable car for the time, getting 200HP from a 2.3L inline 4 (same block as the Pinto). It came with adjustable Koni shocks, front and rear sway bars, 4 wheel disk brakes (the GT still had rear drums), 16" wheels with 225/50 tires, Hurst shifter, 2 driver adjustable boost settings, and excellent adjustable sport seats.  For an American car, this was groundbreaking.

Remember, this was the mid 80s, and cars still sucked.  The V8 GT of the time made the same horsepower with twice the displacement, and the Vette with a 350 only made 230 HP.

The problem with the SVO Mustang is that is was a Mustang, and the people who want a fast mustang want a V8.  People who appreciate fast turbocharged cars got imports, wither the Mitsubishi Starion or the Nissan 300Z, the Supra turbo (with 230hp) didn't arrive until after the SVO was gone in 87.   The MR2 Turbo didn't show up until 1989, and even then it only had 200 HP.

Now you can get an econobox that is just as fast as 80s Sports and GT cars.

Oh, and fake commercial is fake.  Entertaining, but fake.
 
2013-03-13 01:00:45 PM  
Ok if you can't smell the fake/viral in that from a mile away, you need to pay attention to how things really are in meatspace, away from your computer.

A salesman without a cellphone on him?
Never reached for the ignition to cut power, on a straightaway?
Never threw the car into neutral?
Worst of all, adeptly delivered all the right lines while on the fear trip of his life?

meh

Still funny though. :-D
 
2013-03-13 01:14:11 PM  
I'm perplexed as to how people still think the salesman was not an actor.
 
2013-03-13 01:19:22 PM  

Ronnie_Zman: I'm perplexed as to how people still think the salesman was not an actor.


Well, he didn't take Jeff's drink order or read him the special of the day, so I can see how people could be confused.
 
2013-03-13 01:40:54 PM  

jonohull: czetie: farkingismybusiness: Seems more like a Camaro ad. I don't see why Pepsi would advertise like this, but then again I don't watch Nascar.

Pepsi has convinced itself that its advertising strategy should be all about "engagement" and "viral" and "youtube" and facebook likes" and "hashtags" and whatever else the cool kids are doing these days, rather than actually, you know, promoting the name or benefits of the product. It's marketing division is run by people with job titles like "Global President of Youth Engagement", I shiat you not.

The result has been about what you'd expect: Pepsi has leaped from being the #2 cola in America to... #3 behind Coke and Diet Coke.

They make sugar water in a can. There is no benefit to their product. Pepsi and Coke have been fighting for the youth market for decades.


So it's sweet and it's wet. That's something we can work with.
 
2013-03-13 01:48:33 PM  

devlin carnate: Seriously, the trip up and along the abandoned loading dock wasn't a dead give away to the guy that this was staged?  And the bladder-voiding, bowel-emptying scream @ 2:50 gets funnier each time I hear it.


Unfortunately a Wilhelm scream would have been too obvious.

I'm a Jeff Gordon fan, just to troll my friends.

/don't tell 'em
 
2013-03-13 02:10:05 PM  

Marshall Willenholly: Anybody who has ever taken a car for a test drive know that they always ask for your driver's license before they turn you loose with a car.  So unless they made a fake ID for "mike", I'm not buying it, along with all the other clues that it's fake.  Of course, some pro wrestling fan will come in here and swear that it's all totally true.


Doesn't matter if it's real or fake, genuine or staged. It's entertaining as all hell.

/see also professional wrestling
//once saw a guy holding a sign that said "Hey, that's not in the script!" on tv
///anything on tv that isn't live news or live sports is scripted to some extent, even non-fiction documentaries (f*cking film editing, how does it work?)
////and even some live sports are rigged (I'm looking at YOU, Olympic Boxing)
 
2013-03-13 02:16:18 PM  
This one was staged too! but pretty awesome still

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_IfM5X7QIU
 
2013-03-13 02:43:46 PM  

angry_scientist: This one was staged too! but pretty awesome still

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_IfM5X7QIU


My favorite all-time commercial featuring a NASCAR driver starred Mark Martin. There was another racer too but I forget who it was. Anyway, in this commercial Mark and the other guy are driving instructors with dorky looking young student drivers but when they see each other they push their students to go faster and faster so as to beat the other guy. Mark is wearing a short sleeved white shirt with a pocket protector and a skinny little black tie and by the end of the commercial he's yelling at his student to step on the gas.

The commercial cuts away to whatever the hell the commercial was for and when it cuts back Martin is standing by the car as his sobbing student runs away and he calls after her "So I'll see you again next Tuesday?"
 
2013-03-13 02:49:38 PM  
Fake, and here's why:

1. Since when has a dealer allowed anyone to put a can of pop in a cup holder during a test drive?
2. The industrial buildings whose ramps they drove up/down had exits along those ramps.  Someone could have exited the buildings and been smushed by the car.
3. Camera angles indicate that they would have had to include lifted rigs of some sort.  Those require quite a bit of setup. You don't just point-and-shoot something like that.
4. The make-up was obvious even on non-HD on YouTube.  It would have been completely obvious to the dealer that the driver was wearing a disguise.
5. Dealers usually require a d/l before they let you test drive a car.  Jeff's would have been fake.  If they had made a super-cool fake ID, they'd have shown it just to show how cool they are.  They didn't.  Because they didn't make one.
6. No company in their right mind would allow its employees to do something like that without a waiver.
7. Dealers AREN'T employees of Ford Motor Co.  They're independent business owners.  The dealership would have had the right to sue Ford into the stone age, and they'd have won.  (Might not be that good for future business relationships, but that's how it would have happened).

Also, in some states that video is evidence of a felony (and it wouldn't require the driver to file a report).

That video's about as real as Dukes of Hazzard episode.  Yeah, it's funny in a "ooh, that would be a cool prank to play if it didn't open us up to criminal charges and insane civil suits" way.

/willing to be wrong, because it WOULD be a cool prank, etc.
 
2013-03-13 02:53:01 PM  

Old_Chief_Scott: "So I'll see you again next Tuesday?"


They snuck that one past the censors.
 
2013-03-13 03:41:48 PM  
Look at how proud these people are to come in and point out how a commercial is fake.

You guys are wasting your time on fark, you should be out foiling terrorist plots and cracking super encrypted transmissions.
 
2013-03-13 03:52:06 PM  
How convenient that cup/can holder was right there in the center of the dash at the perfect angle for the hidden camera. Imagine if it weren't? The whole thing wouldn't have worked! HAHAHAHAHA!! Oh! I love NOT FAKE pranks!
 
2013-03-13 03:54:33 PM  

Marshall Willenholly: Anybody who has ever taken a car for a test drive know that they always ask for your driver's license before they turn you loose with a car.  So unless they made a fake ID for "mike", I'm not buying it, along with all the other clues that it's fake.  Of course, some pro wrestling fan will come in here and swear that it's all totally true.


. Anybody? Ever?  Always?  Maybe where you are, but I've never been asked for my DL, but then again I've only been test driving and buying cars for 43 years or so....

/Agree that it's fake.
 
2013-03-13 04:18:53 PM  

Old_Chief_Scott: angry_scientist: This one was staged too! but pretty awesome still

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_IfM5X7QIU

My favorite all-time commercial featuring a NASCAR driver starred Mark Martin. There was another racer too but I forget who it was. Anyway, in this commercial Mark and the other guy are driving instructors with dorky looking young student drivers but when they see each other they push their students to go faster and faster so as to beat the other guy. Mark is wearing a short sleeved white shirt with a pocket protector and a skinny little black tie and by the end of the commercial he's yelling at his student to step on the gas.

The commercial cuts away to whatever the hell the commercial was for and when it cuts back Martin is standing by the car as his sobbing student runs away and he calls after her "So I'll see you again next Tuesday?"



How could you forget that JJ was the other driver?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_gDGR7u10k">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=v_gDGR7u10k
 
2013-03-13 04:30:27 PM  

tzzhc4: Fake or not still a good and entertaining commercial.


this


and here is my favorite ride along video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ROmX6QfOeY&list=FLieXHBbjKRuacl7aEA5 iv MQ
 
2013-03-13 04:35:55 PM  

angry_scientist: This one was staged too! but pretty awesome still

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_IfM5X7QIU


And it caused JPM to jump from F1 to NASCAR, which caused all sorts of fireworks years later.  Also probably the only time a NASCAR-approved stock car went on the IMS road course.

/they should have the 2nd Daytona race on the infield road course layout
//it'd sure as fark get rid of the plates at that track!
 
2013-03-13 04:51:42 PM  
I don't drink Pepsi, watch NASCAR, drive a Camaro, really know who Jeff Gordon is, or care if it's fake.

I laughed.
 
2013-03-13 04:54:23 PM  

phimuskapsi: It's totally a fake. 

There was no '2009 Camaro', 2010 was the first Model year. 
Wheels on Camaro are from 2013, not 2010
Car almost hit (but not really)
Cut after leaving loading dock

I think the salesman might have been the only person not in on the gag.


Um. Wouldn't that make it legit? Since he's the one they were pranking? Of course everyone else was in on it, including the other car.
 
2013-03-13 04:54:40 PM  

bluorangefyre: And it caused JPM to jump from F1 to NASCAR, which caused all sorts of fireworks years later. Also probably the only time a NASCAR-approved stock car went on the IMS road course.

/they should have the 2nd Daytona race on the infield road course layout
//it'd sure as fark get rid of the plates at that track!


You're right, I forgot about that! That would be great to watch though. Man, the only reason I knew it was Daytona is from playing Gran Turismo 5 apparently too often...
 
2013-03-13 05:52:17 PM  
 
2013-03-13 06:02:20 PM  

non-racer X: Old_Chief_Scott: angry_scientist: This one was staged too! but pretty awesome still

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_IfM5X7QIU

My favorite all-time commercial featuring a NASCAR driver starred Mark Martin. There was another racer too but I forget who it was. Anyway, in this commercial Mark and the other guy are driving instructors with dorky looking young student drivers but when they see each other they push their students to go faster and faster so as to beat the other guy. Mark is wearing a short sleeved white shirt with a pocket protector and a skinny little black tie and by the end of the commercial he's yelling at his student to step on the gas.

The commercial cuts away to whatever the hell the commercial was for and when it cuts back Martin is standing by the car as his sobbing student runs away and he calls after her "So I'll see you again next Tuesday?"


How could you forget that JJ was the other driver?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_gDGR7u10k">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=v_gDGR7u10k


THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!! I have looked all over for that farking thing!
 
2013-03-13 06:02:59 PM  

Old_Chief_Scott: HANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!! I have looked all over for that farking thing!


Holy shiat Jimmy looks young in that...
 
2013-03-13 06:49:59 PM  

UncleStumpy: tzzhc4: Fake or not still a good and entertaining commercial.

this


and here is my favorite ride along video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ROmX6QfOeY&list=FLieXHBbjKRuacl7aEA5 iv MQ


On the public roads? not cool
 
2013-03-13 07:06:06 PM  
How could you forget that JJ was the other driver?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_gDGR7u10k">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=v_gDGR7u10k

THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!! I have looked all over for that farking thing!



No problem, helps that I remembered that it was a Gatorade commercial.
 
2013-03-13 08:09:08 PM  
Wanted to believe......wanted to.
 
2013-03-13 09:28:21 PM  

Ronnie_Zman: [www.troll.me image 553x484]


FAKE
 
2013-03-13 10:36:19 PM  
dont forget the farking kill switch they carry with them in their pocket...

lol
 
2013-03-13 11:13:10 PM  

Cup Check: I dislike Jeff Gordon as much as anyone from Talladega, but that's damn funny right there! It was feeling kind of fake until he started dropping expletives all over the place. Glad they didn't use JJ or I'd have been rooting for a rollover.


This.

Chagrin: Not saying it's not fake, but the road clear of (non-professional) drivers or the cupholder are basic preparations that a company like Pepsi would prepare for beforehand. The dealership was probably prepared for this but it doesn't mean the particular salesman had a clue what was going to happen.


It looks like a industrial park on a weekend.  A good place to set up something like that.  I do hope that one car was in on it, or Jeff earned himself another enemy.

/Jeff's first wife asked for a divorce when she realized they were both cheating with the same pit crew member.
 
2013-03-14 02:09:00 AM  
I lol'ed. and I dont even like auto racing. IDC if it was fake or real.
 
2013-03-14 03:10:46 AM  
Watching this video, seeing all the fakeditude (including that Ol' Jeff didn't even drive the farking car) and then reading the thread has done wonders for my self esteem.  I guess I'm not that dumb after all.  Thanks Fark.
 
2013-03-14 10:08:59 AM  

non-racer X: No problem, helps that I remembered that it was a Gatorade commercial.


That's probably why I could never find it.
 
2013-03-14 10:50:11 AM  

mrbach: Most of you guys must spend your time pissing in everyones good times. How does anyone stand you when all you do is criticize and crap over every little thing that is entertaining?

So what if its fake or real or anything? Pull the sticks out of your arses and try and enjoy life a little.


/everyone else, high fives.


Hallelujah brother!

Of course the course and car were set up ahead of time.  The only thing that wasn't was the passenger.  Jeez people, you think they'd pull a stunt like that without closing off the road or testing it out first?  You think Gordon is going to risk his life or the life of his passenger going up ramps without checking them out first?  He may be a Nascar driver, but he isn't a freaking idiot.

//favorite part was when he backed into the parking space at the end like it was completely normal.
 
2013-03-14 11:35:06 AM  

ladyfortuna: You guys take all the fun out of stuff like this, you know?


Agreed.  I though this was a great commercial.
 
2013-03-14 12:34:37 PM  

prjindigo: dude

SOOO farking fake... cupholder over the radio?!?  bullshiaaaat


Used to have a Mitsubishi Diamante that had a cup holder over the radio. DUMBEST DESIGN EVER!

Left a taco bell cup in it on a hot day, the bottom of the cup busted open and had soda all down the back of the radio.
 
2013-03-14 02:12:17 PM  

ChrisDe: elaine_benes.jpg


well played.
 
2013-03-14 07:14:00 PM  
Of course it's fake! As if there's someone called Jeff Gordon - Jeff and Gordon are both forenames.
 
2013-03-15 10:59:08 PM  
Pepsi definitely has the best sugar water. Anyone can see that here.
 
2013-03-16 09:32:16 AM  
Scripted, set up and farking lame. Jesus don't Farkers have any respect for themselves?
 
2013-03-16 06:30:44 PM  
fark commercials.

fark cars.

fark pepsi.

fark nascar.
 
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