I was watching television the other night when one of the insipid ‘I bought a Jeep’ advertisements came on. If anything, the commercials make me think of Jeep owners as wankers, but I did notice one interesting thing…
And that thing was the filming location at the 21 second mark, where there is a tail view of the car driving along the coast.
Yep – by the water in Geelong, with the car driving along Hearne Parade with Corio Bay in the background.
Skip forward to another day, and another ‘I bought a Jeep’ commercial, with another familar looking location.
This time it is a car driving over a bridge at the 24 second mark, followed by a parting shot of the same bridge.
Again the footage is from Geelong, but in a much more remote location –
Blackgate Road in Connewarre, with the bridge crossing over Thompson Creek.
You can take the boy out of Geelong, but you can’t take Geelong out of the boy!