• Nov 9, 2006


UPDATE 1 - Commenter TheOne442 points out the most obvious confirmation (which your eagle-eyed Autoblog staff missed completely) that it's a Buick viral: the Buick logo that appears over the YouTube logo as the thing ends. Props to Buick for the neat stuff, though.


Taking advantage of a level of security that could be best described as "relaxed," a videographer showing some serious testicular fortitude nonchalantly filmed portions of the upcoming Buick Enclave ad production featuring Tiger Woods, catching the new CUV in its birthday suit. According to Tiger, he's "never seen anything like it on the road." We're not sure about never, but more interesting than Tiger's forced Buick-speak is the sense of humor he shows when a plane buzzes overhead as he prepares to deliver a line.

Our favorite part comes at the end of the video, when someone gets all in the camera operator's face, covering the lens a wee bit too late to do any good.

So, while we love it, we wonder if it's a real "spy" vid or slick viral advertising from the General. For what its worth, the YouTube poster, "tigerstyle" has no other videos uploaded. Also, the camera used to record the action zooms in and out much faster than consumer cans we've used, which leads us to believe it was shot with professional video equipment. Watch, enjoy, and decide for yourselves.

Thanks to tipster "Tiger Smith" for the link.

[Source: YouTube}


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Also at the end of the video the Buick logo shows up in the lower right corner. it's a fake, good though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Seems like a fake to me. The camera operator seems to be trying not to get the car, only showing small pieces like the rear quarter and front grill.
      • 8 Years Ago
      yeah...looks fake to me as well. i love how that guy at the end turns around like he already knew there was somebody behind him taping, because he already has this "get out of my face" look from the beginning. bad actor, bad!!

      plus, i hate to say this, but i don't see what all the hullabaloo about this 'enclave' is about. yes, it definitely is very attractive, great, but thats about it. it actually looks like a mix between an RX335 and the new santa fe (solely because of the taillights). but then again all cars look alike nowadays, right?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think some of your readers need a vaction. Seems like a buch of guys making the best of a bad day of shooting. Try it some time what can go wrong will! Tiger might have a cool ride after all and guess what I might get one and I am only 44 with all my teeth and hair. Also my cars don't have to make up for my penis size..... Or ego!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Obviously, the first few commenters are not well educated, and in fact have nothing better to do than bash blog sites, with little interest or knowledge of American Manufacturing. Get off your dead asses and do some research regarding some of these GM vehicles vs the foreign competitors these days rather than just speeling off crap you really know nothing about.
      • 8 Years Ago
      GM WANTS TO MAKE BUICK THEIR LEXUS DIVISION -- THAT IS SO SO SAD, BUT AT LEAST THEY HAVE A CREDITABLE VERSION.
      MAYBE NEXT YEAR, THE LS460 COPY, AND TIGER CAN SHOW HOW THE CAR PUTTS INSELF.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Agree it's a fake. Plenty of screen time for the Buick logo and wheels, Tiger centered in the screen, reaction of the "security guard" was unnatural to say the least. Even the plane noise sounds like an effect.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This Enclave is awesome! Anyone who doesn't think so must drive a beige Camry and doesn't know a thing about cars. Go Buick!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Buick spy shots = 'news' .. gimme a break, no one under 70 will care.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is going to be a Buick ad.
      • 8 Years Ago
      FAKE
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think it looks great. I'm going to buy one. Did you see the national news last night saying American made cars are just as good as foreign made cars? And GM now has the best warrantee of any car out there.
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