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Farmer's Commercial with an Early and a Late........watch it!!
Posted by: solo2r ()
Date: October 01, 2017 06:28PM

While random watching the Chargers game today, I glanced at the end of a [I think State Farm] Commercial with a fire burning in the unmistakable opened Late engine lid! I tried looking for it but have not found it! Anyone catch it?



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Re: Commercial with a Late........
Posted by: guttes ()
Date: October 01, 2017 06:36PM

I did see it, but I thought it was an EM.

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Re: Commercial with a Late........
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: October 01, 2017 06:52PM

Its a Farmers insurance commercial and has a EM in a parade with the engine on fire then a LM in the building with a engine fire and "They covered it" pissed me off and will contact Farmers and tell them they suck!





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Re: Commercial with a Early Vert and Late backend........
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 01, 2017 06:58PM

Chris Hand posted his vid on FB... not online yet..



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Re: Commercial with a Late........
Posted by: MoxyRamone ()
Date: October 01, 2017 07:20PM

Most folks are in the dark about Corvairs. They believe everything Ralph told them. They are blissfully ignorant of the reality of these wonderful cars.

They's just I-G-N-I-N-T... Ignint as hell!

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Re: Commercial with a Late........
Posted by: Marco_a_p ()
Date: October 01, 2017 08:25PM

I saw it on FB. Made me laugh!

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Farmer's Insurance Co features burning late model.
Posted by: nnsquared ()
Date: October 02, 2017 04:46PM

Today's NBC network news, 630 EST, had commercial late in program. Something about fire, then fire in engine compartment, from two different angles. Rear cove and taillights clearly visible. We get no respect!

Regards,
Kerwin,
Valley Forge, PA
65 Monza 110 PG, Stinger wannabe SW 001


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Re: Farmer's Insurance Co features burning late model.
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 02, 2017 05:05PM

It was on Sunday during an NFL game





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Posted by: Firstvair ()
Date: October 02, 2017 05:47PM

Tonight on the NBC Evening National News Farmer`s Insurance had an ad that showed a red early model Corvair convertible driving in a parade and catching on fire. Then they showed their building where they have displays of claims where they had a rear section of a `65 Corvair with the engine compartment on fire! Everyone should call their local Farmer`s Insurance office tomorrow and complain about this ad! I certainly will, now is the time to speak up!

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Re: Farmer's Commercial with an Early and a Late........watch it!!
Posted by: SoloCP ()
Date: October 02, 2017 06:38PM

I only caught the last few seconds of the one with the late model rear attach to the wall. Actually made me think I need to fab a BBQ grill of a rear end for something out of the ordinary.

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Re: Farmer's Commercial with an Early and a Late........watch it!!
Posted by: Brizo ()
Date: October 02, 2017 07:54PM

Or complain to the agency that made the ad! Did they get it confused with the Ford Pinto?

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'64 8door Greenbrier 140 PG. "In beautiful Wanamaker Indiana...with one stop light and 5 pizza shops"

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Re: Farmer's Commercial with an Early and a Late........watch it!!
Posted by: gmgmtl ()
Date: October 02, 2017 09:40PM

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/wK6W/farmers-insurance-hall-of-claims-red-hot-mascot


Our club was involved in a parade a few years ago. One early model carrying a VIP had to stop. Seems the blanket under the VIP's butt slipped down over the deck lid intake vents. The blanket got pretty warm but did not catch fire. The engine did overheat and the car had to pull over 2/3 through the parade. Luckily they stopped at a neighborhood bar-b-que which they enjoyed more then the parade. They drove the car home later after it cooled down and they sobered up.
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Re: Farmer's Commercial with an Early and a Late........watch it!!
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: October 02, 2017 09:54PM

Thanks for the link for those not on FB.





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Re: Farmer's Commercial with an Early and a Late........watch it!!
Posted by: flat_six ()
Date: October 02, 2017 10:02PM

I actually think it's funny. But I know its a Corvair. In reality, most people have no clue what kind of car that is, and probably don't understand why there is fire in the back of the car. For that reason it will probably not be a very effective advertisement.

Also, the premise of these ads is that the insurance claims they show actually happened. That means that one of US actually earned that negative exposure. Think about that!



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Re: Farmer's Commercial with an Early and a Late........watch it!!
Posted by: Noel Felty ()
Date: October 03, 2017 03:59AM

If you do a google search for a car fire in parade the only one that shows up repeatedly is a Dodge Durango pulling a float. Happened in 2011. Possible that Farmers insurance does base it on actual claims but maybe changes things for effect. I could also see lawsuits if they based a commercial on exact events. For all the people that come up and ask me about fires and Corvairs I would think this commercial us based off ignorance. I will write them for an explanation. As far as people not knowing what kind of car it is, I have people of all ages come up and instantly recognize my car as a Corvair. So sadly this commercial will only add to the stigma.

Noel Felty
Brevard, NC
1966 Corsa 140 Before

1966 Corsa After

1972 Ford f100

Corsa SC
NC Mountain Corvairs



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Re: Farmer's Commercial with an Early and a Late........watch it!!
Posted by: 63RedBrier ()
Date: October 03, 2017 04:08AM

Another black eye for the Corvair with more negative advertising we don't need! Does the commercial actually say the name of the car is a Corvair?

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Re: Farmer's Commercial with an Early and a Late........watch it!!
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: October 03, 2017 04:27AM

I did some work on a EM several years ago at a fellow's house. It was just supposed to be a carb synchronization and check the timing sort of a deal, he did most of his car work himself. The fuel pump was leaking and I told him he should replace it and he said he would. I explained the danger of gas leaking near the electricity of the generator and distributor nearby. He said yeah, yeah, yeah. I called later to follow up and he said there was a fire and the insurance company totaled the Corvair and covered it. He was more of a Mustang guy anyway.
There was a picture here several months ago of a nice LM convertible that caught fire when the fellow's son was working on it, the whole rear 1/3 was toasted.
I don't like being devil's advocate. I don't think we're especially fire prone but it does happen sometimes.
Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
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Re: Farmer's Commercial with an Early and a Late........watch it!!
Posted by: ROD ()
Date: October 03, 2017 07:08AM

I liked the commercial

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Re: Farmer's Commercial with an Early and a Late........watch it!!
Posted by: Duane1967 ()
Date: October 03, 2017 08:34PM

It was funny. But also gives The Corvair a little bit of a black eye. It already had a black eye anyway, good visibility.

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Re: Farmer's Commercial with an Early and a Late........watch it!!
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: October 03, 2017 09:20PM

My 63 came with a huge fire extinguisher in the back seat. The for sale video showed the car running with smoke just rolling out from under the hood and from under the car. None out the exhaust pipe. Push rod seals fixed it.

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