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Shell Oil commercial, AWESOME!!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by shotsfired, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. shotsfired

    shotsfired Ridgefield Active Member

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    "Guns are a lot like parachutes. If you need one and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again." --Major, Richard Winters





    Can you just imagine the red tape, permits and cost to pull off this commercial? Not to mention the problems of clearing all of those streets and roads!


    Here's a link to a Shell commercial shown in Europe. Ostensibly, they're selling gasoline, but the cars used in the video steal the show. Ferrari pulled several of their race cars from various ages out of storage, flew them around the world and filmed them running through the streets of Rome, Rio, New York, Hong Kong, Honolulu and Monaco.

    No computer graphics, these are the original cars on the original streets.

    The best part is the sound from the basso-profundo notes of the early, front-engine era, each scene cuts to a later generation, ending with the wail of a modern F1 car.

    Even if you're not a gear head, this video will stir the soul.

    There's just something about 3 liters and 14,000 RPM!!!




    Ferrari Shell Commercial High Quality
     
  2. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Good flick!
     
  3. Cryobot

    Cryobot Portland Area Member

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    Went to an F1 race at Indianapolis. If you love the sound, you owe it to yourself to go to a race. Not sure where they are at now a days. Show up early, like 6am. Cold air intensifies the experience.
     
  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I thought showing up naked did that... o_O
     
  5. timac

    timac Loading Magazines! Well-Known Member

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    I love open wheel racing, been to Silverstone a few times.
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Shell oil developed the first high octane aviation fuels working with then Air racer Jimmy Doolittle in the early 1930's
     
  7. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    Nice ......I wanna drive it ............
     
  8. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This one actually goes to HiDef