Lemon & Paeroa Soft Drink. Grass Skis; C2241


Lemon & Paeroa Soft Drink. Grass Skis

About this object

A 1970s television commercial for L&P soft drink. A man grass skis down a hill, hot and sweaty work, the voice over says “L&P kills the meanest thirst.” (1MB 000:35).

Click here to see the clip Lemon & Paeroa Soft Drink. Grass Skis

Object Type

Film excerpt

Medium and Materials

Video excerpt from the original Umatic video tape

Object number


Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Carl Davidson 22 Jul 2017 11:12 AM,UTC

Does anyone know where this ad was filmed?

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision 06 Apr 2017 22:40 PM,UTC

Kia ora Tim, the soundtrack is by Mike Harvey and it's called "Crusher". Wellington. It was also on his LP record "Great Expectations". More on Mike here: http://www.audioculture.co.nz/people/mike-harvey

tim 06 Apr 2017 02:16 AM,UTC

Such a great add from the past!! Does anyone know what the soundtrack is??

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision 13 Mar 2016 20:50 PM,UTC

Kia ora John,

We have a new website, you can watch the L&P ad at this new link: http://www.ngataonga.org.nz/collections/catalogue/catalogue-item?record_id=147919

John 13 Mar 2016 09:34 AM,UTC

An ad from my dim, dark past! I searched for the tune that ran with this for about 25 years before finding it; it's called "Crusher" and is performed by Mike Harvey from Wellington. It was also on his LP record "Great expectations"...

Shame the link doesn't work, eh; that archive isn't available, at least here in Australia.

Roger 03 Oct 2014 17:38 PM,UTC

Would like to see the similar Rondo ad with grass skiing and the guy who "slams it down fast" because it's "lightly carbonated" if anyone has it.

Patrick 09 May 2014 19:11 PM,UTC

So sweet, I alwasys wanted to do this and then grab a Rondo!

Karin 13 Dec 2013 02:05 AM,UTC

I was in an add in the 1970 for L & P, riding horses and sitting around campfire.
Any chance of viewing it, as I never did see it finished

Brian 09 Aug 2012 04:51 AM,UTC

As the product manager who originally commissioned the ad I can confirm Rondo was a Schweppes brand in the US not Coca Cola! It was similar in formulation and positioning to Solo of Australia (also a Schweppes brand). We positioned L&P in the same way and bought the footage for the Ad from Schweppes USA we at that stage were partially owned by Cadbury Schweppes

David 19 Apr 2010 17:52 PM,UTC

Awesome! The link works now!
This exact commercial footage was used for a citrus beverage called "Rondo" in the mid to late 70's. It was sold in the United States and was manufactured by the Coca Cola company.

Diane 12 Apr 2010 19:24 PM,UTC

Hi there, thanks for letting us know that the link was broken. We've fixed it now so you're welcome to go see the grass skis guy!

Carl 31 Mar 2010 20:12 PM,UTC

arrghhh the clip doesn't work even with the latest quicktime.... something must be wrong with the file.... :( ... I was looking forward to seeing that again

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