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(Jalopnik)   Turns out that "Jeff Gordon terrifies a car salesman" ad is completely fake   (jalopnik.com) divider line 62
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2013-03-14 10:11:46 AM  

MFAWG: If said stunt drivers could do so, they would be doing so.


I believe you misread.  There are absolutely both police officers and stunt men with significantly more experience and skill driving a street legal car on public roads than Jeff Gordon has.  They wouldn't necessarily be good in a NASCAR event, but they'd kick the crap out Jeff Gordon in taking a car off the lot and and neatly sliding it sideways between road cones representing a woman holding a baby.
 
2013-03-14 10:31:11 AM  

MFAWG: Go back to telling us how fast drift cars are, because you sound slightly less moronic then, but only slightly


Says the person who doesn't understand that what the person is saying is "stunt driving and racing are two different skills, and the stunt driver costs less than the race car driver, so why would you spend more to use the race car driver to do stunts?"
 
2013-03-14 10:35:03 AM  

Mr Guy: There are absolutely both police officers and stunt men with significantly more experience and skill driving a street legal car on public roads than Jeff Gordon has. They wouldn't necessarily be good in a NASCAR event, but they'd kick the crap out Jeff Gordon in taking a car off the lot and and neatly sliding it sideways between road cones representing a woman holding a baby.


Not only that, but they couldn't do what Jeff Gordon does after any amount of practice, whereas I said Jeff Gordon could probably catch up to a stunt driver in "days". . . as opposed to, you know, years.  It's speculation but I'd say it's fair.  The only point is that it wouldn't be an instantaneous process, and for a commercial the necessary practice is wasted time when someone else could do it for a lot cheaper and without any prep.  I guess it turns out some other racer did the driving and there's really no doubt Jeff could've done it himself, but as someone else aptly put, there was probably a contract, cost or insurance stipulation that prevented that anyway.

But I doubt this is about that.  Some fanbois just feel their peckers shrink when someone points out any sort of human limitation in their gods, and retaliate like their manhood depends on it.  I've met fanbois who were completely oblivious to the fact that Michael Jordan's Bulls were ever eliminated from the playoffs, so this is kinda mild.
 
2013-03-14 10:37:36 AM  

dragonchild: The traction, balance, shifting action, etc. are all different. And when he's behind the wheel of whatever the hell he drives on public roads, he's bound by the same traffic laws as the rest of us (tho I wouldn't be shocked if redneck cops gave him a free pass).


So you're saying that a guy that has DECADES of top-flight racing experience in a variety of types up to 200mph, door-to-door, bumper-to-bumper NASCAR can't tear ass around in a rear-drive pony car when he wants?  I understand specialization, but seriously there are fundamentals to high-speed car control that the racers all have to master.
 
2013-03-14 10:40:01 AM  

dragonchild: I've met fanbois who were completely oblivious to the fact that Michael Jordan's Bulls were ever eliminated from the playoffs, so this is kinda mild.


Based on his legacy (since his fanbois are EVERYONE ON ANY SPORTS STATION), you'd think his teams went 82-0 every year with a championship and he shot 100% from the field while holding opponents scoreless for his whole career. Or, if there were losses, it was all because of his teammates (but that can't be the case, because he'd never allow his team to lose when they needed to win and he played every game like it was Game 7 of the Finals (which he never played)).
 
2013-03-14 10:40:57 AM  
Although, on further review... those were some truly weak-assed drifts and slides.

I am spoiled by Top Gear.
 
2013-03-14 02:53:47 PM  
In other news, trucks can't drive up vertical mountains you see in their commercials.  The price shown in the ad is for the base model but the car shown is fully loaded.  And, it's impossible for an average person to read the disclaimers
 
kab
2013-03-14 03:13:41 PM  
The folks who bought this also think reality shows aren't scripted, so....
 
2013-03-14 09:50:56 PM  
Top Gear US sucks ass.
 
2013-03-15 10:08:31 AM  

jchic: mr_a: That may be fake, but according to the book The Right Stuff, Andrews AFB test pilot Chuck Yeager and friends used to spend weekend breaks taking flying lessons.

That would be epic...


I can't imagine how scared shiatless I would be if some random guy I was teaching to fly started doing hammerheads and split S's for giggles.

As a side note I just watched "the right stuff" tons of great actors.
 
2013-03-15 06:30:32 PM  
Riccardo Patrese on the other hand...  Doesn't stage anything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH3WgpuHgfw
 
2013-03-16 09:38:32 AM  

ekdikeo4: Yeah, it's a big "Duh" but it was pretty hilarious.


It was only hilarious if the salesman was real.
 
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