Friday, June 24, 2011

1942 Jeep CJ-2A Hot Wheels Art

Love this piece of art from Hot Wheels.

This Custom 1942 Jeep CJ-2A featured a roll bar, a parachute, a blown V8 engine, and rear paddle tires. According to Hot Wheels this Jeep® 4x4 "eats up the competition like a ham sandwich."

M38 Jeep Altar

The Wichita Eagle had a nice tribute to Father Emil Kapuan who served as a chaplain in the Korean War. This image is of Father Emil Kapaun as he celebrates Mass using the hood of his M38 Jeep 4x4 for an altar. Image was taken on Oct 7, 1950. According to Kapaun was captured by Chinese troops less than a month later. He died in a prison camp May 23, 1951 at the age of 35.

Image: Col. R.A. Skeehan

Monday, June 6, 2011

Schande auf Audi

2012 Audi A6 Avant "internal communication" on YouTube?
2011 Chrysler 200 ad from Super Bowl XLV.

No subtlety here. It's a total rip off. Guess imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Same riff, same imagery, same angles. Audi says the video is not an ad? Good luck in court.

UPDATE: Audi has gracefully admitted its error and settled with Detroit rapper, Eminem over the sound-alike track used in this Audi A6 Avant video. The offending track was created from an unauthorized sample of Eminem's Oscar award winning "Lose Yourself" song used in the Chrysler 200 commercial. One of the terms of the out-of-court agreement was that Audi would support specific Detroit-area charities.