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April Fools Fun

There’s certainly a raging sense of humour in the automotive industry if manufacturers’ efforts to fool the public on April 1st are anything to go by.

We’ve come across some brilliant and rather extravagant dupes from around the world that fooled thousands of gullible viewers.

Let’s start off with Peugeot from the UK. They produced a news story on their RCZ sports car, where they claimed to have developed a ‘mood paint’. The car, we are told, changes colour to suit our moods. Sounds sensational, doesn’t it? But then suspicion kicks in when the presenter is a very professional young lady by the name of ‘Flora Polis’ (anagram experts take note). Anyway let’s hear what April Fool..sorry, Flora Polis  has to say here.

Almost believable? Well, it certainly duped a lot of people, but Subaru were not to be outflanked when they announced the World’s first self-cleaning car on April 1st here.

Perhaps the most elaborate of all was the collaboration between Google and Nascar. Nascar are American oval racers and the most popular form of motor sport in the USA. Google we all know about. But many don’t know about the Google Driverless car. However, put the two together and this is what you get.

Glad to see that a sense of humour is alive and kicking, eh? So which do you think is the best, the funniest, or the most convincing? Do you have any April Fool japes to share with us?


  1. ian says:

    In Sydney an advert ran offering us the chance to build our own Mini Clubman – the FIRST SCREW was only 99c, (plus postage), with the rest of the car being sent out on a weekly basis – with several thousand parts.

    Sorry – applications had to be posted by midday on 1/4/12

    April 18th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

  2. Lynda says:

    I would’ve loved the option to add a ‘clean’ button to my Subaru XV key sensor! Guess I have to get that carport built after all.

    April 19th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

  3. Robert says:

    I remember many years ago when Leyland Australia Introduced a car named ‘P76’
    It should have been released on the 1st April…

    April 20th, 2012 at 6:47 pm