What the hell is this? Brand suicide? 15 Jul, 2007 By sport 8 Comments Adland: adnews Someone just emailed me this "Hover" car ad, what the hell...? The torn middle suggests that the ad is real but would anyone really run an ad like this? Scam or portfolio piece, what do you think? facebooklinkedintwitterredditpinterestpocket Add new comment Comments (8) Dabitch reply Hahaha, elephant as roadkill. Sorry, is that not supposed to be funny? Jul 15, 2007 argantil reply Easy to understand. Presumably the car is sturdy enought to run over baby elephants without missing a beat. Nice. Where did it run? Jul 15, 2007 sport reply Sorry but I don't know. It was just forwarded to me without credits. At first I wasn't even sure that it was a real ad. Aug 13, 2007 sport reply I love your bio Argantil: "I've been around here for ages. I think my feet have grown into the floor." For that I will buddy you with the new buddy dohickie. Not sure what it does other than connects our profiles. Aug 13, 2007 Allan1 reply I'm a bit confused by this ad. First off, it does not appear to be a BABY elephant, otherwise it wouldn't have tusks (or certainly not that size). Secondly, one of the tusks is broken. Also, there appears to be the tracks of the vehicle (on the right-hand page, near the insert of the car). They seem to either just stop there, or begin there. Finally (I just know you've been waiting for this), is anybody aware of any car company or vehicle brand called "Hover"? If you try to google for Hover car, you'll get all sorts of references to either hovercraft (which must be full of eels by now :-)), or to Science Fictional hover cars. I even tried "The strongest 4X4 in its environment" tagline - got nothing. Does any of this sound like a parody/homage to Land Rover? Allan Aug 13, 2007 TDD reply The elephant and the Hover charged each other, collided, and the elephant lost? The scene is after the collision, perhaps? I'm just guessing from reading the small print at the bottom of the ad. Now, who can tell me which sex of elephant has tusks? ;) Aug 14, 2007 Dabitch reply I think Allan1 is right, this is probably some students Rover homage. Also note that the elephant is illustrated. Probably a portfolio piece. Aug 14, 2007 Allan1 reply "One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know. * Then we tried to remove the tusks. The tusks. That's not so easy to say. Tusks. You try it some time. As I say, we tried to remove the tusks. But they were embedded so firmly we couldn't budge them. Of course, in Alabama the Tuscaloosa, but that is entirely ir-elephant to what I was talking about." Groucho, as Captain Spaulding, "Animal Crackers" Allan Aug 14, 2007 Leave a comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Homepage Comment * More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Lines and paragraphs break automatically. CAPTCHAIf you don't see a spiffy Captcha here, you need to surf httpS:// - sorry .onion riders Math question * 14 + 3 = Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4. Comment UploadUpload an image or file to go with this comment. Add a new file Files must be less than 400 MB.Allowed file types: png gif jpg jpeg.