Spot the Difference: Honda's Impossible Dream ad, redux

I think I’ve come to a certain stage in my life, where I’m man enough to admit that the original “Impossible Dream” (Youtube link) commercial by Honda brings a tear to my eye every time I watch it. (Also, I’ve never seen Titanic.) An inspiring song (the aptly-named “Impossible Dream” by legendary crooner Andy Williams) coupled with a rad mustache and a host of eminently lust-worthy vintage machinery, starting with the adorable Z50 Monkey to the S500 all the way up to Mike Hailwood’s Isle-of-Man-conquering RC166 and the RA272 Grand Prix car , makes for a commercial that successfully renders me into a blubbering moron. As someone who grinds his knuckles on a CB550F, I admire a company that doffs its hat to its heritage. Now Honda’s gone and reminded us how much they kick ass by releasing an updated one with some of their new products. Can you spot all the changes? Here’s a hint: there’s a Shamu, some airplaney goodness, some lip service to the green front, and a certain Paranoid Android that features heavily. No bionic unicycle, however (thank God).

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5 responses to “Spot the Difference: Honda's Impossible Dream ad, redux”

  1. Maymar Avatar

    So, could I get away with wearing that hyperrad jumpsuit while driving my rather more pedestrian Honda? I'm working on matching him on the facial hair front, but I've got a ways to go.

  2. BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ Avatar

    And still I must admit that I'm waiting to buy a VFR1200 to substitute the Blackbird, must dream a little while before they get available as used bike in Brazil.

  3. scroggzilla Avatar

    Good ad……..though, it needs more R1300.
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  4. Dogbert Avatar

    The flow of the original commercial was clever, and concluded with a truly epic ending. Everything gets faster and faster, until the boat plunges into Niagara Falls, and the balloon rises from the mist with the finale of the song assaulting your tear ducts.
    Now, the ending is a guy climbing into a hot tub with ASIMO. Not exactly what I'd call "epic".

  5. shitkicker delux Avatar
    shitkicker delux

    Honda makes hot tubs?