In the end, the story of the best TV pitchman ever to pitch on TV is being instructed. After all, we’re speaking about John Bronco, the legendary adventurer, Baja racer, and all-around man’s man who completely nailed it within the 1960s with just about every part he did. What’s that? You by no means heard of this man? You by no means heard of John freaking Bronco, the person so superb that Ford named a automobile after him?
Yeah, that’s as a result of he’s not actual. Or is he?
The lifetime of John Bronco – fictional or in any other case – is the topic of a brand new “documentary” that was simply introduced at present. Referred to as John Bronco, it chronicles his rise to fame because the pitchman for the unique Ford Bronco, which began together with his 1966 Baja 500 victory driving a prototype Ford SUV. The speech he gave at that victory celebration is alleged to have modified the world, and led Ford to name that SUV the Bronco. He was in all places after that, however as with so many Hollywood tales, all of it got here to an finish when he disappeared. Now, a single query stays. The place is John Bronco?
Properly, we will inform you he was not at Baja in 1966. That’s as a result of the Baja 500 didn’t begin till 1969. His identify additionally wasn’t used for the Bronco, as a result of it debuted in 1965 – a 12 months earlier than this “prototype SUV” allegedly conquered the desert. As for the speeches, commercials, and so forth … you get the concept. It’s a mockumentary; a cleverly designed bit of selling to drum up curiosity within the new 2021 Bronco. As a result of you already know, Ford is actually struggling with that proper now.
In Ford’s protection, this concept seems to have blossomed lengthy earlier than the off-roader’s rebirth. There’s an official itemizing for it on the Web Film Database (IMDB), which reveals the movie’s standing as full with an up to date date of March 13. That’s close to the unique launch date for the Bronco, and lengthy earlier than the world would really see it revealed. There’s some modest star energy on the display screen as effectively, with veteran TV actor and Tarantino common Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained) starring as John Bronco. Dennis Quaid narrates the characteristic, which incorporates Bo Derek, Tim Meadows, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar amongst others.
The teaser video on the prime of this text spells out the fundamentals, as does the official John Bronco web site on the supply hyperlink beneath. However when will the total characteristic be launched? If it wasn’t for the IMDB itemizing – which pegs the movie at 37 minutes – we’d be skeptical it even existed. However apparently it does, and till it drops, we’re left with a query that may nearly actually be teased time and again till the real-life SUV really goes on sale. The place is John Bronco?