Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
Back in 2008, the slightly inbred residents of the Bavarian village of Oberpfaffelbachen decided to build a ramp. A ramp that would be greater than the nine wonders of the world. Forget Oktoberfest. Forget Neuschwanstein. This ramp will be greater than any of your ugly national monuments.
This is the story of a group of people who dreamed of a better future. A group of people who knew deep down their destiny was greater than it appeared. A group of people who refused to listen to those who said "impossible."
They would launch a car not only in America, but to America.
SPOILERS BELOW, KIND OF, IF YOU DON'T WANT THE MAGIC OF DISBELIEF RUINED FOR YOU OR ANYTHING, SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE THAT
Alright, so this is not actually a documentary about the small village of Oberpfaffelbachen. In fact, there is no Oberpfaffelbachen. This short mockumentary was created as a piece of viral marketing for BMW, when they originally launched the 1-Series a few years ago.
But it's delightful, hilarious, and contains a story that's remarkably well told. Which is more than you could say for most attempts at viral marketing.
So when I heard about the epic BMW Films coming back, I hoped against hope, I dreamed against dream, that there was a small chance we'd get an update on the folks of Oberpfaffelbachen. Unfortunately, my response to the original post was met with a firm "???" by the populace, so it might be a good idea to revisit the world of Rampenfest.
We probably won't see a sequel, but I firmly believe that this is the best BMW Film ever made.