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Anomaly Turns The MINI Into A Roller Coaster Ride…Kind Of

Anomaly has launched a new MINI Roller Coaster spot as part of their NOT NORMAL campaign for the automaker’s Canadian division.

The ad features people riding atop a customized version of the BMW-owned brand, strapped in to a roller coaster car attached to the MINI’s roof, screaming, holding cotton candy, and generally acting as if they’re on a looping coaster and not a British vehicle obeying the speed limit. Onlookers, meanwhile, wonder what the hell is wrong with these people. The genesis for this idea, ostensibly, is to show that the MINI is “not normal,” and the people treating a ride on the MINI as if they were at Six Flags certainly could be described as such (although they may have crossed over into “crazy”). I realize there are safety concerns involved, but I have to wonder if maybe they could have done a little more to make the ride on the MINI seem exciting (you know, like a roller coaster) and less like some kind of experimental therapy. But maybe that’s just me.

If you’ve ever wondered how to turn your car’s roof into a roller coaster car, you should definitely check out the “making of” video after the jump (along with credits). We’re pretty sure you’ll get pulled over for that one, though.

Agency: Anomaly
Executive Creative Directors: Pete Breton, Dave Douglass
Wrap Design/Illustration: Omar Morson, Jeremy Thompson
Senior Integrated Producer: Jen Mete
Junior Integrated Producer: Sharon Langlotz
Production House: Asymetric
Executive Producers: Geoff Cornish, Kristina Anzlinger
Line Producer: Dwight Phipps
Director: Finn O’Hara
Director of Photography: Mark Peachey
Car Modifications: Performance Solutions
Precision Driving Supervision: PLB AutoSport
Casting: Steven Mann
Editorial House: Bijou
Executive Producer: Stephanie Hickman
Editor: Mel Hider
Assistant Editor: Cian McDevitt
Telecine: Alter Ego
Colourist: Wade Odlum
Post House: Fort York
Online: Ernie Mordak
Music and Sound Design: SNDWRX
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