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John Loftus
04-25-2003, 01:37 PM
o.k. not really "humor" but thought my fellow gear heads would get a kick out of a new Honda commercial. I did find one part that did not appear to obey physics... tell me what you think.

There is sound also so make sure your speaker volume is on.

http://www.winisp.net/bogusboy/hondaad.htm

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silky
04-25-2003, 08:10 PM
Very cool!

Do we get that wagon down here in the lower 48?

catfood
04-25-2003, 09:21 PM
I read an article in the press over here (UK) saying the add was all one take from start to finish. Hmmm..... Those wheels were a bit suspect.
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MGTF1250Dave
04-25-2003, 09:40 PM
Reminded me of the Rube Goldberg machines that were in old "Mechanics Illustrated" magazines in the late '50s and early '60s.

Safety Fast,
Dave

78Z
04-26-2003, 12:49 AM
neat.

I read an article on it and it was definitly done in two seperate parts.

DougR
04-26-2003, 03:19 AM
Great find John!
anyway, physics, who needs it?

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John Loftus
04-28-2003, 12:45 PM
Here's an article that goes into the details of making the commercial ... over 600 takes to get it right. It also explains how they weighted the wheels to make them go uphill. You can't believe everything you hear, read or see these days but this does appear to be real action, not computer enhanced.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2003%2F04%2F13%2Fnhonda13 .xml

Cheers, John

Dave Thielke
04-28-2003, 11:46 PM
Pretty neat, remends me bit of the Incredible Machine computer game, except this one works (?)
Fun
Dave T

Shane
05-25-2003, 02:49 AM
Absolutely wonderful! I don't ever think we'll see that here in the states. Part of the reason why I love the internet so much. Thanks for sharing...

aerog
05-25-2003, 04:27 PM
Terrific!

lawguy
05-27-2003, 06:56 PM
I read somewhere that that commercial was all real, no special effects, but it took over 600 tries to get it right. I'll see if I can find a link.

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Here are a couple links:

http://www.marketingfix.com/archives/amazing_honda_ad.php

http://www.adage.com/news.cms?newsId=37700

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