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Jeff Gordan Pranks car Salesman "Test Drive"
http://uvideo100.com/jeff.html ^

Posted on 03/13/2013 6:16:01 PM PDT by navysealdad

Jeff Gordon and Pepsi MAX go to a car dealership where a disguised Jeff Gordon takes an unsuspecting car salesman on the test drive of his life.

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1 posted on 03/13/2013 6:16:01 PM PDT by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad
My brother just sent me this in email LOL!!!

You wanna do it again? ☺

2 posted on 03/13/2013 6:16:57 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: navysealdad

Good sport to let this go public. He was sho’ nuff scared. A few of us would be too...


3 posted on 03/13/2013 6:23:43 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: navysealdad

Very cool.


4 posted on 03/13/2013 6:24:09 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: navysealdad

Thanks for the post,laughed out loud!


5 posted on 03/13/2013 6:25:43 PM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: navysealdad
I'm not a Gordan fan, but that was pretty good.

Just a good ol' boy.

6 posted on 03/13/2013 6:26:29 PM PDT by A Cyrenian (Timothy Geithner - proving TurboTax is not idiot proof.)
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To: mylife

I dont know if I believe this. Did they give him a fake ID to do the test drive????

And what about the potential liability from a salesguy who didn’t appreciate it, etc.


7 posted on 03/13/2013 6:27:40 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Also, what about that convenient cup holder in just the right spot for the pepsi cam??


8 posted on 03/13/2013 6:28:32 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

It’s still darn funny.


9 posted on 03/13/2013 6:28:57 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RummyChick

It was probably set up via Rick Hendrick so what is the salesman going to say to the owner of the dealership?


10 posted on 03/13/2013 6:29:40 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Average Al

Too much liability.

Like Ad Age says..real or contrived..it will be past far and wide by Nascar fans.


11 posted on 03/13/2013 6:32:39 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Average Al

They bought the car and donated it to a charity — will be sold again at a tidy profit as a Gordon car, no doubt.

I think the salesman was a great actor. Had he not been in on it he would have had a coronary.


12 posted on 03/13/2013 6:38:15 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: navysealdad

Great post, loved it.
Jeff and his parents moved from California to Indianapolis when he was 14 because Indiana lets you race high powered sprint cars at that age.
He attended hs just down the street and was known as a polite young man.

Now he’s living in the most expensive (per sf) building in NYC, where Jay-Z, Lloyd Blankfein (head of Goldman Sachs), and a few other notables reside.


13 posted on 03/13/2013 6:38:45 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: navysealdad

Funny, but fake. NO WAY would Pepsi assume such liability.

1) Opened themselves up to lawsuits for the prank alone
2) Not to mention what would happen in the case of an accident
3) Jeff Gordon is now a stunt driver?
4) The stunts were dangerous, even for an experienced stunt driver (jumps, etc).

Still, a funny idea.


14 posted on 03/13/2013 6:44:07 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Hey Rush, you forgot to tell us when to panic.)
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To: navysealdad

And once again:

Here is the link directly to the video without going through all the scripts and tracking cookies:

http://youtu.be/Q5mHPo2yDG8


15 posted on 03/13/2013 6:59:42 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
That Jeff Gordon Terrifying A Car Salesman Pepsi Ad Is Totally 100 Percent Fake
16 posted on 03/13/2013 7:01:55 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Hey Rush, you forgot to tell us when to panic.)
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To: navysealdad
"It was all just fun"

Sums up so much about America today. Sigh.

17 posted on 03/13/2013 7:04:41 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: navysealdad

Reminds me of this scene with Jack Lemmon in the 60’s movie “Good Neighbor Sam.” (LOL!!!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeuwL29nvek


18 posted on 03/13/2013 7:04:59 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Good acting. Still made me laugh.


19 posted on 03/13/2013 7:07:24 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

I agree. A hilarious viral ad, and very well done...if it was a movie.

But it screamed “fake” from the first time I saw it.

Who cares, it’s fun, and a great idea.


20 posted on 03/13/2013 7:09:04 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Hey Rush, you forgot to tell us when to panic.)
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To: navysealdad

Corny vid, but brings back memories of when I really did that, many years ago.
I was trying to buy an economy car, but the salesman insisted that I try the fancy car.
Entering the highway at about twice the speed limit,the salesman started to wig out. I said “Shhhh, I’m trying to drive”.


21 posted on 03/13/2013 7:16:22 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Seems to be two schools of thought on this. It is still hilarious.

What happened behind the scenes of Jeff Gordon’s PepsiMax prank
22 posted on 03/13/2013 7:19:16 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: navysealdad

I got this on my facebook page yesterday. I was ROFL. Fake? maybe. Commercial, already happened via this video. Makes me want to go car shopping, we have a couple Camaro’s on the lot at work and a couple new salesmen who don’t know me yet or that I drove stock cars for 5 years. Better not. At any rate I loved the video, best laugh I’ve had lately.


23 posted on 03/13/2013 7:34:37 PM PDT by stratplayer
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To: PA Engineer

I’m still very skeptical. But like I said, who cares? A fun video.


24 posted on 03/13/2013 7:53:07 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Hey Rush, you forgot to tell us when to panic.)
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To: navysealdad

According to this report the Dealership owner was in on the prank and the car was supplied for the stunt. The salesman however was not in on it. http://www.examiner.com/article/what-happened-behind-the-scenes-of-jeff-gordon-s-pepsimax-prank?cid=rss


25 posted on 03/13/2013 7:54:51 PM PDT by stratplayer
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To: navysealdad

bfl


26 posted on 03/13/2013 8:22:55 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: navysealdad

I did almost the same with a German car - which I in fact did buy. I drove it like a German. Not quite up to 120 mph though (I have driven at 220 km/h in Germany).


27 posted on 03/13/2013 9:17:58 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: navysealdad

That Jeff doesn’t have a broken nose at the end of the video makes me lean towards the “it’s fake” camp.


28 posted on 03/13/2013 9:26:41 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (John Winthrop's "City upon a Hill" just became a midden heap. Infested with rats and other vermin.)
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To: navysealdad

Laugh out loud funny.


29 posted on 03/13/2013 10:01:05 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Fred Hayek

Years ago, I was looking at and later bought a Dodge Omni GLH Turbo. On the test drive, I ran it a little hard. He was in the back seat behind my wife and told me that the little car was pretty fast and that he took it up to 80 once. I looked back and said “I;m doing 85 now dude.” This was back in the 55mph days so I was doing 30 over.


30 posted on 03/13/2013 10:14:45 PM PDT by cyclotic (In a society of wolves, you do not fight back by creating more sheep-Dan Bongino)
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To: mylife

The new Camero was downgraded in horse power so that it would be just under the Cadilac that has the same engine.

As light as it is it’s one hot car!


31 posted on 03/13/2013 10:21:42 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: navysealdad

Funny, yes.
This would have been very bad if the salesman had a bad heart condition and this stunt caused a heart attack. Just saying.
Makes me think that this ad was planned and everyone was involved from the get-go.


32 posted on 03/14/2013 12:52:04 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: navysealdad

Fake but accurate.


33 posted on 03/14/2013 3:24:45 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: navysealdad

Funny. But I’m reasonably sure driving that way on public street is illegal, even if you’re a pro. The cars he was passing didn’t know what was going on and he could easily have caused a serious accident.

Overall, a dumb stunt.


34 posted on 03/14/2013 3:36:34 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: MarineMom613

for later reading


35 posted on 03/14/2013 4:07:13 AM PDT by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: navysealdad

Waaaay too funny,
Good job.


36 posted on 03/14/2013 4:09:17 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: verga

BTTT


37 posted on 03/14/2013 5:37:01 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: RummyChick

Well I am sure they looked at a Camaro beforehand and told Jeff ‘this is the perfect spot, when you get in, put the can just like this.’


38 posted on 03/14/2013 6:39:27 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!!)
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