Welcome to Jack Colby’s Blog (Jim Myers filling in for Jack once again) and a real treat today, thanks to our good friend, Fred Ferrier (a 356 owner). The link will take you to a two-minute video as described below but then you’ll also get a wonderful 15 minute video by Chris Harris on the Ferrari track with a new 900hp toy – the 488 GTB!
You値l like this one, you have no idea it is Shell until the end!
Can you just imagine the red tape, permits and cost to pull off this commercial?
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.
The sounds alone bring a tear to the eye. 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!
Watch full screen with volume up !!!!!!!