‘I recognise that’ in a TV advertisement

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.

Hearne Parade, Geelong, Victoria - via Google Streetview

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.

Blackgate Road, Connewarre, Victoria - via Google Streetview

You can take the boy out of Geelong, but you can’t take Geelong out of the boy!

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5 Responses to “‘I recognise that’ in a TV advertisement”

  1. Andrew S says:

    I was wondering where that bridge was – an example of late 1950’s/early 1960’s CRB design that never had the rails painted white (later white and grey) or the deck asphalted over. Another I am more familiar with is the old Wells Road bridge over the Patterson River in what is now Patterson Lakes, but was built long before the adjacent freeway or surrounding suburb was developed.

  2. mich says:

    It could be worse, she could be an aggro woman driving a Kia and not looking where she is going.

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