Paul Newman really did race Nissans and had a longstanding relationship with the company. But how about Diane Lane , star of Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains ? In a real test of the whole concept of suspension-of-disbelief, we see Ms. Lane driving a Mondrian-style Hino Ranger delivery truck through a Japanese neighborhood populated by refugees from the suburbs of Des Moines. Was there a rush on Hinos after this ad came out?