We imagine that Jeff Gordon and his friends at Pepsi got bored one day, and decided to prank a car salesman. So they disguised Jeff as a slightly older and more “dorky” guy, equipped him with a video camera or two, and sent him into a dealership to test drive a Chevy Camaro. Introducing himself as Mike, a minivan-driving fella who thinks the Camaro just might be “too much car” for him, Gordon proceeds to turn the dealer lot and surrounding buildings into a high-speed drifting arena, while Steve the salesman almost soils himself:
Our favorite part is when Jeff (aka “Mike”) asks the sales associate: “You alight over there, Steve?”, who replies with a candid “You’re an idiot and I’m gonna kill you.”
The GM Authority Take
Still laughing as I write this, let’s note a few inconsistencies in the video: for starters, the 2013 Camaro V6 (with the new steering wheel, MyLink, and 2013 wheels) has an ’09 sticker on its windshield. And even though it’s a V6, the video has a throaty V8-like soundtrack to it. And that makes us wonder whether Chevy, the dealership, and/or the Steve the salesman was in on the prank as well. Gordon does drive a Chevy SS (ahem) in NASCAR, after all.
But given the comedic/entertainment value of the video, would you care if Chevy were behind it, or if Pepsi Max gets an occasional shout-out from Mr. Gordon here and there? Also, is it just me, or did Jeff not make any right turns?