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Newport Viper
Jan 14th, 2005, 10:59 PM
Wow!
What can I say, a truly fun day!

Meguiar's invited me, (more so my car) to be part of their 2005 product release. Let's just say I was very honored to be chosen. Errrrrrr.... I mean that my car was chosen, since Brad Pitt I am not!! :D

The car & I were picked up at 9:00am and unloaded at 11:00am.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/125tow_to_shoot-med.JPG



The shoot took place at a ranch in Encinitas, CA (North, San Diego County). The weather was perfect...65 degrees and sunny! The location was just a few miles inland from the ocean. Lots of beautiful homes on the winding roads through the hills on the way, and horse trails everywhere with many riders enjoying the day!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/125shooting_site-med.JPG



The shoot started around noon. Pizza took priority before the filming started. Yummy!
I parked the car in the proper position, that ended my work for the day. :D

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/125getting_ready_for_shoot-med.JPG



The Director pulled all the moving parts together. Time to film!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/125directing_shoot-med.JPG



One of the first filming sequences was with Gold Class Soap.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/125Gold_Class-med.JPG



Mike Pennington of Meguiar's was the model/actor for the day.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/125Mike_P_getting_ready-med.JPG



Filming the action.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/125Filming-med.JPG



On to another shot of Mike laying down the wax.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/125Mike_P_waxing-med.JPG



Last were still-photos for the new catalog.
still shots here.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/125still_shots-med.JPG



When the action was finished, Meguiar's offered a free detail from Customer Care expert, Jose Torrez. The Viper really needed it after all the rain Southern California had for the last few weeks. Thanks Jose!!!!!!!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/125detail_after_shoot-med.JPG



This was a real fun look at what goes on behind-the-scenes of catalog and commercial work. I observed that it takes a lot of patience and a good crew to pull something like this off. Quite the learning experience for me!

Thanks to everybody at Meguiar's for being CAR CRAZY!

FlaresideLariat
Jan 14th, 2005, 11:19 PM
Wow, that has to be really cool, having your car used for Meguiar's ads! :xyxthumbs Congrats!

Superior Shine
Jan 14th, 2005, 11:31 PM
Sounds like a really fun day. You will have some cool things to collect with your ride on them!

Pats300zx
Jan 15th, 2005, 05:48 AM
WOW...very kewl.....Congrats:xyxthumbs

Tim Lingor
Jan 15th, 2005, 08:57 AM
Hey,

Congrats!!! Your car looks awesome as usual!! :xyxthumbs

Tim

Rick
Jan 16th, 2005, 09:43 PM
How sweet is that. Now you can take your car to shows and have Meguiar's literature with your car in it to show off with.

HotRodGuy
Jan 19th, 2005, 04:54 PM
sweet!

Dustin
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:48 PM
If Meguiar's ever needs a Pearl White Maxima to use, give me a call.:laughing

Mike Phillips
Jan 19th, 2005, 05:55 PM
Hi David,

We've come a long way! ;)

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/125still_shots-med.JPG

:xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs

Mike

Rockpick
Jan 19th, 2005, 06:46 PM
Very cool NV!!

Mr. Pennington... model/actor... :) His hair... was there a stylist on the set? :):)

RP :D

Newport Viper
Jan 19th, 2005, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by Mike Phillips
Hi David,

We've come a long way! ;)

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/125still_shots-med.JPG

:xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs

Mike


To think, it all started from my post on another detail site. This is where I first met Mike Phillips, and found out there was something other then Zaino out there.

I asked in my first post, if anybody wanted to use my car for advertising?

I guess MEGUIAR'S took me up on it!!!!:xyxthumbs

( I think the some folks over there thought I had an ego! Entertaining read below!)


You know the song! Sing along...........Memories.....................................
Thanks Mike!
http://autopia.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=30265&highlight=scottsdale

Jose Torres
Jan 25th, 2005, 07:24 PM
Originally posted by Newport Viper
When the action was finished, Meguiar's offered a free detail from Customer Care expert, Jose Torrez. The Viper really needed it after all the rain Southern California had for the last few weeks. Thanks Jose!!!!!!!

No problem. Actually I should thank you. You dove right in and did half of the work yourself, which was great! Your knowledge of our products was great too!

I ended up detailing about 7 cars, including Barry's '57 Chevy Bel Air and a 2005 BMW. As soon as I started on the car below, the tow truck pulled up, so I had to stop. Whoever the owner is, I owe you a detail.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_0953.JPG

mmoc7
Jan 27th, 2005, 09:01 AM
you must be honored...by the way your car looked great:xyxthumbs . hey did ya get to keep the house in the background?????

Stepinfetch
Apr 27th, 2005, 12:08 PM
How fun would that be there, having your own car in an add. Sweet man, nice car.

Lt1Corvette
Apr 27th, 2005, 06:50 PM
I enjoyed the autopia link. I have heard that thread refered to so many times but never actually viewed it.

Scottwax
Apr 27th, 2005, 08:23 PM
Your car always looks terrific! Sounds like you had a really fun day! :db: