Skip to comments.Jeff Gordan Pranks car Salesman "Test Drive"
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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Good sport to let this go public. He was sho’ nuff scared. A few of us would be too...
Thanks for the post,laughed out loud!
Just a good ol' boy.
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.
Also, what about that convenient cup holder in just the right spot for the pepsi cam??
It’s still darn funny.
It was probably set up via Rick Hendrick so what is the salesman going to say to the owner of the dealership?
Too much liability.
Like Ad Age says..real or contrived..it will be past far and wide by Nascar fans.
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.
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.
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.
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Sums up so much about America today. Sigh.
Reminds me of this scene with Jack Lemmon in the 60’s movie “Good Neighbor Sam.” (LOL!!!)
Good acting. Still made me laugh.
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.
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”.
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.
I’m still very skeptical. But like I said, who cares? A fun video.
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
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).
That Jeff doesn’t have a broken nose at the end of the video makes me lean towards the “it’s fake” camp.
Laugh out loud funny.
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.
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!
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.
Fake but accurate.
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.
for later reading
Waaaay too funny,
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.’