Project: Peugeot 206 GTi – John McEnroe
Client: Automobiles Peugeot SA
Year: 1999
Brand: Peugeot
Campaign: 206 GTi pan European brand campaign
Agency: EURO RSCG Worldwide

Target groups

Owners of second hand cars in the GTi class. E.g. Peugeot 205 GTi, Golf GTi, etc.


Build up interest in the 206 GTi.


Just animatic, the film has not been completed as yet.


I could not stop myself from including this animatic. As late as 2003 I heard that it was still being talked about in the corridors of the headquarters of EURO RSCG.

The reason John McEnroe comes into the story is because Christian Peugeot is a tennis lover and the Spanish agency had an option on a name tennis player. The client simply wanted to see what such a commercial would look like.

The idea came as soon as I had got my brief – it could not have been clearer. Maybe that is why I’m still so keen on it. Even though it assumes that you saw John McEnroe in his prime.


Senior Creator and Script.



Peugeot 206 GTi “John McEnroe”