2nd street tunnel in downtown Los Angeles

So what do all the below posted car commercials and 70 other car commercials have in common?

The 2nd Street Tunnel in Los Angeles is probably the most recognizable city landmark most Americans have never heard of but have seen over million times in so many car commercials.

According to FilmL.A. Inc., who is in charge of issuing permits for all the filming locations in Los Angeles, there have been over 80 car commercials shot inside the 2nd street tunnel since 2006.
We should be seeing many new commercials in the new future since car commercials took a huge hit economically in 2009 but seems to be slowly making a comeback this year.

There is couple of factors that makes this tunnel an ideal location for all car manufacturers.
The ceiling of this quarter-mile tunnel is covered with shiny bathroom-like tiles which make it perfect for a “light box” like environment.
In addition, the tunnel could be easily blocked off, so automakers shooting commercials for new unseen models can avoid spy photographer.

Year/Make/Model: 2011 Porsche Cayenne
Tunnel Spot:
0:13 mark

Year/Make/Model: 2010 Audi A6
Tunnel Spot:
0:56 mark

Year/Make/Model: 2010 Audi A5 Sportback
Tunnel Spot:
0:09 mark

Year/Make/Model: 2010 Audi A5 Sportback
Tunnel Spot:
0:13 mark

Year/Make/Model: 2009 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Tunnel Spot:
1:33 mark

Year/Make/Model: 2009 Cadillac Escalade
Tunnel Spot:
0:23 mark

Year/Make/Model: 2008 Cadillac CTS
Tunnel Spot:
0:07 mark

Year/Make/Model: 2007 Hyundai – Entire line
Tunnel Spot:
1:12 mark

Year/Make/Model: 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer
Tunnel Spot:
0:04 mark


Misc   |  July 15th, 2010    | 

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