Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Beep Beep (said in mousey voice).

Source: www.chevroncars.com
Remember the Chevron Car Commercials with those cute animated cars? As I was looking for a picture of one of those cars, I came across this website: http://www.chevroncars.com. You can actually buy toy versions of these cars. How cool is that (maybe you already new that)?

According to wiki: The commercials themselves, done in a similar fashion to Creature Comforts, were crafted by Aardman Animations, the same studio that has produced films such as Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (I never saw it). A year later, Chevron gas stations began selling the toy cars featured in the commercials. Chevron underestimated demand in 1997 and increased production to 700,000 on each of 4 or 5 new models at the time, compared to 500,000 in the previous year.

Anyways, my friend Sendil just bought an M3 (BMW) in yellow and I was trying to find a Chevron car that looked most similar to it. I came up with two options: Casey Coupe and Tina Turbo… I’m not sure which one fits better (neither are perfect).

…Any thoughts?

I think I like Tina Turbo better, since it’s more box shaped like Sendil’s car, but Casey Coupe looks more sportier, which better characterizes the M3.

Okay, if you take nothing else from this post, at least note the following two points:
  1. There is a really cool website where you can go and buy miniature Chevron Cars, play games, print stickers, color (yes like coloring), etc =).
  2. You should ask Sendil for a ride in his wicked M3, it goes from 0 to 60 in no time.

Also, do you think Chevron would ever be willing to make a hybrid "Chevron Car" (such as the Toyota Prius), or something similar to the Tesla Roadster (www.teslamotors.com – once I get to the show room, I’ll do a post on it)?

1 comment:

  1. Sweet car! No seriously, are Casey and Tina both girls? Tina looks less girly than Casey, but the names throw me off. I'll go with Tina Turbo. She looks more sporty.