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Advertising agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Paris, France
Executive Creative Director: Chris Garbutt
Creatives: Emmanuel Bougneres, Benjamin Dessagne
TV Producer: Antoine Bagot
Head of digital and branded content: Frederic Levron
Director: Gustav Johansson
Production company: Moonwalk
Post production: Nightshift
Music production: Studios Appollo
Oops, it’s a £700,000 prang… Hapless blonde crashes her Bentley into a Merc, Porsche, Ferrari and Aston Martin
What do you get when you combine the movie â€œChitty Chitty Bang-Bangâ€ with a bottle of Makerâ€™s Mark? Apparently, if you are an old Kentucky boy like 62-year old Mickey Nilsson of Bardstown, a bourbon-powered junk car.
It only took Nilsson six months to create his bourbon-powered junk car. He got the idea when someone came and offered to take an old still off his hands. He didnâ€™t sell, but he wasnâ€™t sure what to do with it either. Then he got the idea to watch the old Disney classic movie, â€œChitty Chitty Bang-Bang,â€ and the rest is history, according to iSpyce.
It really gives readers pause to think that someone rummaging around in their backyard can create a vehicle that runs on a $24 bottle of bourbon (although some would pose that itâ€™s a waste of good liquor) in as little as six monthsâ€™ worth of tinkering. If a single guy can come up with a car like that in his spare time, just what are all those auto makers doing? With millions poured into automobile design and production each year, why are drivers still gnashing their teeth over rising gas prices?
Maybe what auto makers need is a few creative minds like Mickey Nilssonâ€™s? Or just a good bottle of bourbon?
A 62-mile-long traffic jam on a highway leading to Beijing has now entered its ninth day, with no relief in sight, according to Chinese state media.
The gridlock on the National Expressway 110, also referred to as the Beijing-Tibet expressway, began on August 14 due to a spike in truck traffic heading toward the capital, AFP reported. The problem was exacerbated by a construction project on the roadway that began five days later, a spokesman for the Beijing Traffic Management Bureau told the Global Times. Small accidents and broken-down cars have also been a factor since the congestion started.
While state media reports noted that Beijing drivers are accustomed to such delays, having suffered through similarly epic gridlock in July, they may have to be especially patient in this instance as the construction project is not scheduled to end until mid-September.
Residents in the area have reportedly sought to capitalize on the captive drivers by setting up food and drink stands along the roadway. However a number of the drivers complained about exorbitant prices.
“Instant noodles are sold at four times the original price while I wait in the congestion,” one trucker said, describing the inflated prices caused him to suffer “double blows.”
A rally car driver wrecked his car in New Zealand, but it is the apparent cause of the accident that has drawn attention. According to Autoblog, Mark Tapper was distracted by a mooning bystander. “A very white bottom that was beside the road put me off for a fraction of a second, then I just ran wide and rolled,” he explained.
Tabloid Prodigy writes that Tapper “was poised to win” the race at the time of his butt-fueled wreck. Scroll down to see the crash in action.
MALIBU â€” A California teen who made headlines as a pioneering mountain climber could face charges for allegedly surfing up the Pacific Coast Highway on top of a car on his way to school.
Authorities say 18-year-old Johnny Strange of Malibu was photographed Wednesday by a bus passenger after climbing out of a BMW’s passenger window and standing on the car as it moved with traffic in a 50 mph zone.
Strange was later confronted by sheriff’s deputies in the halls of Malibu High School. Prosecutors are deciding what charges to file.
Strange made headlines last summer when he climbed Mt. Everest and then Australia’s Mt. Kosciuszko, becoming the youngest person to summit the highest peaks on all seven continents.
ULSA, Okla. – A 67-year-old Oklahoma man had quite a fright after backing his car at high speed through a seventh-floor exterior wall of a parking garage. Ralph Hudson says his foot got stuck between his Mercedes’ brake and gas pedal as he was backing up in a towering parking garage in downtown Tulsa on Wednesday. The car burst through the building’s exterior wall and sprayed debris on a parking lot below before stopping just in time. The car’s trunk and part of its back wheels were left hanging precariously out of the building but officials were able to safely drive it back inside. No injuries were reported. Police officer Jason Willingham says Hudson was not ticketed over the incident.
According to The Telegraph newspaper in England, a 40-year-old man was pulled over by the police as he drove a modified electric Barbie car â€” maximum speed, 4 miles an hour â€” on a street near his home in Clacton-on-Sea, England.
Paul Hutton, a former Royal Air Force aeronautical engineer who is studying electrical engineering, later admitted in court that he had been drinking. â€œI was very surprised to get done for drink-driving, but I was a twit to say the least,â€ he said.
He had added larger wheels to the toy car, which is designed for toddlers to scoot around the living room. â€œIâ€™m in the third year of my electrical engineering course, and it was a little project I was doing with my son, who is doing a car mechanics course,â€ he said. â€œWhen it was done, I couldnâ€™t resist the temptation to take it out.â€
The Sun reports that Mr. Hutton said he was driving it to a friendâ€™s house when he was pulled over. The police administered a breathalyzer test, which showed him to be over the legal limit.
â€œIâ€™m not unhappy with my punishment, just a little bit surprised,â€ he said.
Because Mr. Hutton had been previously cited for drunken driving within the past 10 years, his license was revoked for three years, and he was ordered to pay $130 in court fees.
â€œThis is most unusual,â€ said Magistrate Neil Munson. â€œI have never seen the like of it in 15 years on the bench.â€
While it was not clear exactly which model Mr. Hutton was driving, Fisher Price builds a Barbie Jeep that runs off a rechargeable 12-volt battery and retails for $250.
â€œThe vehicle is not even capable of doing the speed of a mobility scooter,â€ said Mr. Munson, â€œand could be outrun by a pedestrian.â€