Sunday, September 21, 2008

Vintage Le Car Commercial

A friend sent me this awesome 1981 ad featuring the Le Car tearing up the streets of San Francisco! ["The Le Car"? Do you also say, "Rio Grande River"? -ed.]

I never got to ride in one, but Le Car was always a source of debate in French classes in the 1980s. ("Voiture" is feminine, so should it be "La Car"? No, because English words usually are treated as masculine.)

You have to wonder why the driver in the ad is so determined to evade police. I'd like to think he's a repeat sex offender who just violated parole and won't hesitate at massacring a cable car full of tourists if it'll keep him from going back behind the wall.