If you were watching TV in the nineties, you’ll certainly recall the Continental Tyres TV advertisement, filmed on the rooftop of a skyscraper. The advert shows a 3 series BMW being driven right up to the edge of the roof by a stunt driver, placing his faith in the grip of the tyres. Well for fans of car and camera grip gear, here’s how they did it.
The video shows the shooting of the commercial from setup to teardown. As you probably suspected all along, the car was tethered to the rooftop at strategic points, but even so, it still gives me the willies to watch the driver going right up to the edge, driving along the guttering and looking down into the street below.