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Driving the point home.

Postby Enzo » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:59 pm

I used to follow formula one racing back in the 1960s. And now recently we are seeing TV ads for Heineken that feature Sir Jackie Stewart. I always appreciated his helmet with the plaid stripe around it. He was a very successful driver, but I was more of a Graham Hill fan myself. I found the Brabham H-16 to be an interesting motor.

Meanwhile people are complaining the beer ad is bad because "no one knows who the guy is." Sorry, I knew who it was the moment he appeared. But then I am ancient.

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Re: Driving the point home.

Postby Мастер » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:20 pm

Jackie Stewart, he was a bit squeaky, wasn’t he?
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Re: Driving the point home.

Postby g-one » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:43 pm

Still is. :D
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Re: Driving the point home.

Postby g-one » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:55 pm

Enzo wrote: people are complaining the beer ad is bad because "no one knows who the guy is." Sorry, I knew who it was the moment he appeared. But then I am ancient.

I know who he is and I'm only semi-ancient. If you watched Wide World of Sports you should remember him. I guess among the demographic they're aiming Heineken at, you wouldn't know of him unless you follow F1, where it's still common to read of him commenting on the current state of the sport.

Very cool ad, interesting take on the Bowie classic too.
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Re: Driving the point home.

Postby Мастер » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:52 pm

I know him more as an announcer than as a driver.
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Re: Driving the point home.

Postby Enzo » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:40 am

I got into an argument with my sister once about the pronunciation or "Porsche". She declared it was "Porsh" and I claimed it was "Porsh-uh".

Her defense of "Posh" was that Jackie Stewart said it that way, and "He ought to know."

I countered that Jackie Stewart also pronounces the word for automobile as "MOOT-uh-CAH."

Not sure who won the argument.
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Re: Driving the point home.

Postby Arneb » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:34 am

If it is of any help, PORR-shu is the way it is pronounced in German. But what do we know.
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Re: Driving the point home.

Postby Enzo » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:13 pm

My sister voted for Trump. What does she know?
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Re: Driving the point home.

Postby wring » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:21 pm

Enzo wrote:My sister voted for Trump. What does she know?

and she married Bob. so there's 2 strikes. Plus she's kept the killer dog who chewed a hole in her kitchen floor.
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Re: Driving the point home.

Postby Arneb » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:44 pm

Here's one who knows America needs more great, apparently.
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Re: Driving the point home.

Postby Heid the Ba » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:32 am

The Mem met Jackie Stewart once at a corporate bunworry. He had some connection to the company she worked for and was there when they went clay pigeon shooting; a sport he was very good at. She said he was quite quiet but friendly enough.
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