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Thursday, 13 August 2020 17:52

On the Lighter Side: Weird 'John Bronco' Mockumentary Coming Soon, Trailer Out Now

Written by Christopher Smith, Motor1

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Men want to be him, women want to be with him. So of course he's not real.

 At long last, the story of the greatest TV pitchman ever to pitch on TV is being told. Of course, we’re talking about John Bronco, the legendary adventurer, Baja racer, and all-around man's man who absolutely nailed it in the 1960s with pretty much everything he did. What’s that? You never heard of this guy? You never heard of John freaking Bronco, the man so amazing that Ford named a car after him?


Yeah, that’s because he’s not real. Or is he?


The life of John Bronco --- fictional or otherwise --- is the subject of a new "documentary" that was just announced today. Called John Bronco, it chronicles his rise to fame as the pitchman for the original Ford Bronco, which started with his 1966 Baja 500 victory driving a prototype Ford SUV. The speech he gave at that victory celebration is said to have changed the world, and led Ford to call that SUV the Bronco. He was everywhere after that, but as with so many Hollywood stories, it all came to an end when he disappeared. Now, a single question remains. Where is John Bronco?

 

Well, we can tell you he was not at Baja in 1966. That’s because the Baja 500 didn’t start until 1969. His name also wasn’t used for the Bronco, because it debuted in 1965 --- a year before this “prototype SUV” allegedly conquered the desert. As for the speeches, commercials, and so forth … you get the idea. It’s a mockumentary produced by Imagine Entertainment with at least a bit of a blessing from Ford, presumably in the hopes of drumming up interest for the new 2021 Bronco. Because you know, Ford is really struggling with that right now.


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