Walmart’s Famous Cars Ad is the Coolest Commercial Ever

Car Culture 21 January 8, 2019 by

There’s a lot of really cool cars in film and TV. From the Flintstones’ foot-powered piece of ancient “history” to the flying DeLorean of the future, our four-wheeled friends can be icons.

If you’re a car-mad marketing executive, which do you use to promote your brand? Well, apparently the answer is “all of them”.

Making its debut during an ad break in the Golden Globes, Walmart’s “Famous Cars” clip features some of the most recognizable cars in the history of entertainment.

The advert is promoting Walmart’s pickup service. You order your groceries online, then head to the store to collect them without the hassle of wandering round a Walmart.

However, that’s almost incidental to the amazing array of famous vehicles on show in the 90-second clip, set to the soundtrack of Gary Numan’s Cars.

The first car we see is the Batmobile from Dawn of Justice. That’s quickly followed by ECTO-1, KITT and Lightning McQueen — and that’s just the first eight seconds. It’s not just the cars either, as during the clip the Walmart helpers have to deal with Scooby Doo, Slimer and a host of tiny velociraptors.

Since going live, the commercial has already picked up over 16 million YouTube views, so it’s sure to be one of the viral hits of 2019.

The Long Goodbye: My 700 Mile Road Trip to Drive the Nurburgring

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti Sport Road Test Review: No Clover, Still Lucky

Toyota Previews Sleek New Second Generation Mirai Ahead of Tokyo Motor Show

2019 Toyota Yaris Road Test Review: The End of an Era

Need for Speed Heat's Hero Car is Coming to The Real World

Aston Martin Reveals the DBX's More Powerful 542hp V8 Heart

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Road Test Review: Top of the Charts

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus Reveals its 2020 Le Mans Hypercar