In July 2014, the #BuyMyBarina online campaign became a social media sensation worldwide. The offers to buy the Barina came streaming in, many involving half eaten snacks and mystical precious items such as unicorn tears. After much deliberation, David Johns sold his car to NRMA Insurance and the amount was donated to Cancer Council Australia. David handed over the keys at the NRMA Insurance Research Centre, where the Barina was crash tested.
Based on some true events, the film follows the journey of the Barina as it enters a secret testing and research lab. However, a freak accident turns this hubcap-lacking hatchback into… BARINAGEDDON. Threatened by nothing and seeking revenge on no-one, but the question remains how will humanity survive?
Love the trailer? David Johns and his equally brave colleagues at Chimney will make it into a film should it be funded, pledge and get involved to make it happen.
While movie blockbusters would have us believe mutant destructive small cars are possible, thankfully in reality this is yet to be seen. However the NRMA Insurance Research Centre does exist and it works with the automotive industry to carry out physical testing and data analysis, advising consumers on car safety issues and helping reduce the cost of comprehensive car insurance.
LESS INTENSE TESTING
Here are some examples of what really happens at the NRMA Insurance Research Centre