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Videos for road trip inspiration

June 15th, 2011

The road trip starts in just over four days!  I’m excited.

While browsing YouTube the other day, I came upon two videos that seemed particularly relevant to the trip.

The first is a mini documentary of a Motor Trend road trip through the Australian outback — in a Subaru Outback, natch.  I don’t think I’ll be traveling on quite so many dirt roads, but it’s nice to see that the car is capable of doing so:

The second is a long-form ad from Ford that follows a group of friends on a road trip from Missouri to Minnesota to play pond hockey on a frozen pond.  Yeah, it’s an advertisement, but it’s beautifully shot and keeps the pitch tastefully in the background.  The lead also plays goalie, as told on this forum post, which is how I found out about the video in the first place:

I’m not planning to do much (if any) video during the trip, but I hope my still photos will tell the stories as well as these two videos.

  1. Chazz
    September 29th, 2011 at 20:47 | #1

    I just started reading your site and I think what you’re doing is great. I am actually a Ford stockholder and huge hockey fan stuck in Florida (Go Flyers!). I never knew of this ad, but I don’t watch YouTube much. Anyway, I just wanted to say that I hope your luck keeps up and you reach your goal. Also, if you do make it to Hawaii, if you haven’t already, by Christmas time, let me know. I’ll be down there visiting family.

    Have fun Dude.

  2. Jeff
    September 29th, 2011 at 21:57 | #2

    @Chazz Thanks! Enjoy your hockey from the comfort of warm weather. 🙂

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