Volkswagen Phaeton Found on the Moon!

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

This weekend, a conspiracy of VeeDub owners will assemble in Roswell, New Mexico for the seventh annual New Beetle “2K Car Show Weekend." According to VW PR flack Clark Campbell, this bizarre intersection of dead aliens and live Bug owners began with a VW ad claiming that the new Beetle was reverse-engineered from an alien spaceship. Needless to say, TTAC has uncovered previously classified government documents that prove that the commercial was created by an ad exec who'd been kidnapped by aliens, given the usual complimentary colonoscopy and returned to earth to spread disinformation: an ad that claimed that the new Beetle was reverse-engineered from alien craft to make people think it wasn't reverse engineered from alien craft, when, of course, it was. You know, this stuff practically writes itself. How spooky is that?

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  • Robert Farago Robert Farago on Jun 22, 2006

    I'll ask the web guys...

  • Qfrog Qfrog on Jun 22, 2006

    I'm sooo glad I stick to the Audis. Sure I'm a non-conformist oddball liberal individualist of sorts, but I simply cant get with the VW thing. There are several reasons for this and I'm sure some of them offensive so I'll refrain from detailing my complex when it comes to the VW cars.

  • Sajeev Mehta Sajeev Mehta on Jun 23, 2006

    All this hubbub for that ad? We need Mr. Campbell to promote an annual "German Engineering in Da Haus" gathering for GTI faithful...ya know, where folks get their rides un-pimped. Yah.

  • Terry Parkhurst Terry Parkhurst on Jun 23, 2006

    The "New Beetle" has lost the appeal it had, when it first hit these shores, because it was supposedly the latest incarnation of Dr Porsche's original idea. Of course, those of us who knew what lay beneath the underpinnings were amused but not bowled over. True enough was the fact that the original Beetle had terrible brakes - front disc helped a bit by the mid-Seventies on the so-called "Super Beetle" - but it cornered well, especially when shod with good radials. The new Beetle generally understeered in large measure and the latest editions have steering as numb as your jaw, after going for a root canal. And now, with the "new Mini" and the Scion Tc coupe and, yes even the Pontiac Solstice, garnering the boobgeoisie's eyeballs, the advertising folks for Volkswagen came up with an ad campaign to garner interest in a concept grown long in the tooth. Gee, sort of like an ad campaign about a 1930s car, still being built in the 1960s, using cute and witty sayings such as "Think Small" or simply "Lemon" to grab attention, eh? As Casey Stengel reportedly once said, "It's deja vu all over again." Or as Public Enemy sang, "Don't believe the hype."