Shell Oil commercial, AWESOME!!!

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  1. shotsfired

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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

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    Good flick!
     
  3. Cryobot

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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

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

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

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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

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

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    This one actually goes to HiDef

     

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