Sunday, February 04, 2007

Obligatory Super Bowl Commercial Review: Garmin "Maposaurus" Spot

Apparently this is an ad for some sort of GPS device. Whatever. The Cortina at the top is a nice, quirky choice, but what clinches it comes half-way through, when dude-bro steps out of a — yes! — honest-to-god NSU. Very cool.

Click on the pic to check out the commercial.


Blogger Alan said...

that's awesome! it's nice to know that someone somewhere at some anonymous ad agency actually went out and hired a ro80 for this ad. i don't think i've even seen one in person before.

3:54 AM  
Anonymous Ben said...

Wait, wait! It gets better!

The ad is a parody of Ultraman, a Japanese kids show (think Power Rangers but retro).

Ultraman's car was a 1960s Mazda Cosmo, the first sports car to feature a twin-rotor rotary engine.

The Cosmo was beaten to release (but not sale) by the NSU Ro80 by a couple of months. The Ro80 was the first car to feature a twin-rotor rotary engine.

So not only is there an ad exec somewhere who is a Ultraman fan but they're also into semi-obscure rotaries. Nice!

2:07 AM  

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