FEBRUARY 19, 2007

Shell packs up and goes home

The Shell Ferrari advertisement is not going quite as well as had been planned. Motorsport News (Australia) last week reported that the world's most expensive ad hit a hitch in Sydney.

Apparently, production crew and car, all flown in for the purpose were poised to start filming, when there was a last-second glitch in the local NSW-government approval. When it

became apparent that the glitch could be overcome by a charitable donation, the producer called a halt, everyone packed up, and left.

So, no Sydney.