Volkswagen Ad Shows Fool-s Gold Not Alaska-s Golden Heart City… — Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

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Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

Faux Fairbanks appears in new Beetle ad

There’s a new Volkswagen Convertible commercial making the rounds, encouraging people to their night” by watching a clip of the car making rounds in the “land of the midnight sun.”

anyone who’s actually that land knows the features something a lot more California and lot less like

The short commercial released month details the early cruise of a young, hip couple their way through a sleepy, town. A woman wakes up in an decorated apartment then her boyfriend waiting at her very manicured curb with his Beetle convertible.

They make their way a snoozing sheriff and an empty They roll past Street — an actual in Fairbanks — where a stands staring down the VW Bug. From there the couple, wind blowing hair, cruises out of town which a roadside billboard to be Fairbanks, Alaska, surrounded by treeless, dun-colored, rolling and a large, still body of

Too bad none of those exist in It was actually filmed in Vallejo, — a far cry from the rolling, covered hills and meandering of Interior Alaska.

Deb Hickok, president and CEO of the Fairbanks and Visitors Bureau said she and the of her staff got a kick out of seeing in the commercial.

“Great that positive, that it puts front and center,” she said. can’t buy that kind of

Still, she wished the company would have consulted some Fairbanksans before the commercial together. There are no in Fairbanks, she noted, and good ever finding a caribou downtown. But at least they to go for some local flair, said.

And, she joked, “At least spelled Fairbanks right.

Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

Dispatch reached out to Volkswagen to a little more about decision to film a “Fairbanks” in a place so very much Fairbanks. So far, no word

It’s not as if Alaskans aren’t to seeing “Alaska” filmed in places, though generally are more Alaska-like British and the Pacific Northwest. In the last few transferrable Alaska state tax have spurred film with two major feature and heaps of reality shows advantage of the lucrative benefits.

But maybe lawmakers who tout the tax should take note. In the Vallejo Times Herald the commercial’s location scouting Wilson Wu. He told the newspaper he lots of Northern California but none fit quite like did.

It’s pictorially and beautiful, and word gets that this was shot and it can engender civic pride, Wu the Times Herald. Plus, why go to if we can do Alaska and a lot of other things

That’s an argument that can be about a lot of things in Alaska, but luck telling that to the people fiercely proud of the state.

Whether or not Volkswagen at all about this remains to be It’s unlikely many care much about a Beetle — much a convertible. Because good getting one of those through the icy of Fairbanks in winter.

Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible


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