Nissan Super Bowl Ad Tells Emotive Tale of a Racing Driver and His Son

Automaker Celebrates Dads in Super Bowl Spot

Published On
Feb 01, 2015

Editor's Pick

Nissan's Super Bowl spot celebrating Dads is an emotional roller coaster, whether or not you're a parent. Set to the music of Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle," the spot, which aired in the second quarter of the game, is all about a racing driver, his wife and his son. One of its most tense moments comes as the wife sits watching her husband's car become involved in a smash-up, as her son plays with a toy car on the rug. The spot, by TBWA/Chiat/Day perfectly captures the mixed emotions that come with fatherhood and being a son -- allthough a car brand reminding us of the dangers of driving is always a risky move.

The ad is Nissan's first Super Bowl commercial in 18 years, and the company only released the first ten seconds pre-game. Read the full story over at