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.

2 Comments:

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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