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"That Skoda Fabia Advert - The Cake one!"

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Sat 09/02/08 at 23:30
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"Tempus Fugit"
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Anyone seen that Skoda Fabia advert, you know the one where they make the car out of a cake. i recnetly found out that to do that Skoda enlisted the help of the countries finest chocolatiers, bakers and bricklayers.

This was in order to emphasize that "The New Fabia is ‘full of lovely stuff’"

Skoda swapped rivets for raisins, metal for marzipan and spark plugs for sugar.

Ingredients
• 10kg white chocolate chunks

• 20kg raisins

• 3kg orange peel strips

• 25kg dried apricot

• 12.5kg raspberry jam

• 5kg cocoa powder

• 100kg wheat flour

• 180 fresh eggs

• 100kg caster sugar

• 90kg brown sugar paste

• 50kg icing sugar

• 40kg black sugar paste

• 20kg glacier cherries

• 50kg white sugar paste

• 30kg brown almonds

• 42kg chocolate fudge

But, what a waste, After several days under hot studio lights it was deemed that the risk of scores of children and hospital patients struck down by food poisoning brought on by eating a car cake may not represent the kind of publicity Skoda had hoped for. It probably would have been fine.

Anyone remeber any other really clever adverts? such as that Honda advert where one thing started a ball rolling which hit into something else and started a "chain reaction" of sorts.
Fri 15/02/08 at 17:08
"Was the man of marz"
Posts: 837
pb wrote:
> Incidentally, that ad got 139 complaints when it aired and was
> banned from being shown before 7:30pm!

Wasn't the record amount of complaints (at least at the time) for the KFC, emerging helpline women, singing with their mouths full. I didn't realise a chicken wrap could offend so many people
Thu 14/02/08 at 13:05
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"possibly impossible"
Posts: 24,985
Worst advert is that annoying one focusing on the worst aspect of the Renault Megane, the backside. Why exactly would you want to draw attention to the monstrosoty that is the boot of a Renault Megane?

Incidentally, that ad got 139 complaints when it aired and was banned from being shown before 7:30pm!
Thu 14/02/08 at 11:00
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"eat toast!"
Posts: 1,466
Yeah it was a waste. Whilst people in africa starve, skoda can waste food just to make them richer.

Terrible. put it in a hall, make children sign wavers and let them gorge themselves on it. Or feed it to animals and fatten them up for christmas or something.
Wed 13/02/08 at 20:36
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"Monochromatic"
Posts: 18,487
It was a real cake? What a waste of food.
Mon 11/02/08 at 16:22
"Was the man of marz"
Posts: 837
Twain wrote:
> Anyone remember the Honda dvert with the choir singing car
> noises?

Yeah, here

It believe it's the Nissan Qashqai that was being ridden like a skateboard. The model itself is doing quite well, which I find a bit odd, as since Renault took over all of their models are looking fairly bloated.
Sun 10/02/08 at 23:47
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"tinycurve.gif"
Posts: 5,857
Anyone remember the Honda dvert with the choir singing car noises?

Or one which I particularly like is one which I can't actually remember the make of the car, but you see a pair of legs in smart shoes and nothing else of the figure, standing on top of the car and using it to do skateboard tricks.
Sun 10/02/08 at 21:32
"Was the man of marz"
Posts: 837
Shepps 123 wrote:
> Honda advert where one thing started a ball rolling which hit
> into something else and started a "chain reaction" of
> sorts.

Here it is
Honda do seem to make less irritating adverts, such as the hate something example, or the impossible dream one.

As for Skoda, they're now tidy cars, and VW has achieved a similar feat with Seat (although you could argue that the metaphorical bar wasn't set as low). Volkswagen are still one of the best manufacturers in terms of build quality, but not in terms of price, as I've always thought that their prices where inflated due to their partnership with Audi.
Sun 10/02/08 at 18:54
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"Hellfire Stoker"
Posts: 10,534
Skodas aren't as bad as they used to be, that's essentially what it means. Does that make VWs worse? Not as far as I see it, they've not got an old Skoda influence going, right?

I'd have loved to eat some of that car, though. Definitely something to tell people about... and why not preserve it under a giant cake tin when you're not filming? :)
Sun 10/02/08 at 00:30
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"Author of Pain"
Posts: 395
Skoda Fabia... aka Volkswagen Golf.

That's either a revelation on the quality of modern Skodas, or a damning insight into the quality of the current crop of VW's. Anybody want to vote?
Sat 09/02/08 at 23:30
Regular
"Tempus Fugit"
Posts: 426
Anyone seen that Skoda Fabia advert, you know the one where they make the car out of a cake. i recnetly found out that to do that Skoda enlisted the help of the countries finest chocolatiers, bakers and bricklayers.

This was in order to emphasize that "The New Fabia is ‘full of lovely stuff’"

Skoda swapped rivets for raisins, metal for marzipan and spark plugs for sugar.

Ingredients
• 10kg white chocolate chunks

• 20kg raisins

• 3kg orange peel strips

• 25kg dried apricot

• 12.5kg raspberry jam

• 5kg cocoa powder

• 100kg wheat flour

• 180 fresh eggs

• 100kg caster sugar

• 90kg brown sugar paste

• 50kg icing sugar

• 40kg black sugar paste

• 20kg glacier cherries

• 50kg white sugar paste

• 30kg brown almonds

• 42kg chocolate fudge

But, what a waste, After several days under hot studio lights it was deemed that the risk of scores of children and hospital patients struck down by food poisoning brought on by eating a car cake may not represent the kind of publicity Skoda had hoped for. It probably would have been fine.

Anyone remeber any other really clever adverts? such as that Honda advert where one thing started a ball rolling which hit into something else and started a "chain reaction" of sorts.

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