The Salisbury Post just ran a great article about a retired art professor and former Wienermobile driver being reunited with the four wheeled wiener of his youth. Click the picture for the link.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Another vintage product mobile survives within the comfort of museum walls. While I don't have all the details, the Bowling Pin Car seems to have originated as a 1936 Studebaker and seems to have advertised a Recreation Center in Ohio.
More recently it had a home at the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame in St. Louis. The museum is currently closed with plans to relocate and reopen next year in Texas.
Bowling enthusiasts nervously hold their breath as they await the return of their mecca. Until then you can purchase your very own Bowling Pin Car postcard from the Museum's website. The contemporary picture of the car is from the Cleavelin.net Non-Blog.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
While I knew that the SpamMobile had been retired I still held out hope that someday, in easier economic times, the ultimate meat wagon would make its triumphant return.
Those hopes were dashed when I learned that earlier this year the vehicle (stripped of its "Spamliness") was put up for sale on eBay.
A half cocked smile is all that remains of this once proud purveyor of processed provisions.
I don't have any information about the actual auction and I don't know if it sold or not. If anyone has any details please let me know on this sad day for product mobiles.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Here's a great article from a 2000 issue of Car and Driver Magazine about product mobiles.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
In the tradition of our posts on the Onstar Batmobile and Elsie the Cow, we give you the next entry in our "Not a Product Mobile" series: The Budweiser Clydesdales.
This impressive equestrian ensemble travels the country promoting Budweiser Beer.