Firestone Slow Ride Auto Care
In this commercial for Firestone Complete Auto Care we see a guy driving by used car lots, making fun of the salesmen because he still drives his same old car. The name of the actor that plays the guy driving the blue convertible and playing his music loud is Steve Hanft.
The name of the song that the guy is playing in the ad is Slow Ride performed by Foghat, originally released in 1975.
(Song playing): Slow ride.. Take it easy.. Slow ride, take it easy.
(Announcer): Sometimes, the best used car on the road is the one you’re still using. Firestone Complete Auto Care. Whatever you drive, drive a Firestone.
This ad is intended to make us aware of Firestone Auto Care and make the point that by keeping your car maintained, you can save money. The wording in this commercial seems legit!
The driver of the used car is actor Steve Hanft. The first (heavyset) used car salesman is actor Lyle Knouse. Wild Ray, the used car lot owner/salesman in the cowboy hat is me, actor Jack Forbes, and my customer is actor Liz Gabor. The third used car salesman is actor Tom Konkle. This spot was directed by the talented Lance Acord, and was shot In December, 2013 on location in Lancaster, California.