Tuesday, March 30, 2010

'"ProMotion" Exhibit Opens in the UK

The National Motor Museum’s latest exhibition, ‘ProMotion’, was unveiled on Friday (March 26th) by Lord Montagu’s son, the Hon Ralph Montagu. The exhibition showcases a number of vehicles that illustrate the imaginative and fun techniques companies have used to promote their products over the years. The exhibit features European product mobiles like the Worthing Bottle Delivery Tuck, The Cadbury Crème Egg Car and the Outspan Orange.
Accompanying the exhibition, a video wall presentation features images of promotional vehicles of the past as well as footage of the Cadbury Crème Egg car during construction.

‘ProMotion’, which runs until March 2011, can be seen as part of a visit to the whole Beaulieu attraction. For more information telephone 01590 612345 or visit www.beaulieu.co.uk

More pictures coming soon!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Wisconsinites Relish the Wienermobile

The Wisconsin Rapids Tribune recently posted an article about a successful stop by the the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. Click HERE to read it.
If you are in the Wisconsin Rapids, WI area you can see the Wienermobile today at Copps Food Center, 900 E. Riverview Expressway from 10 AM to 4 PM today.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mr. Peanut Hits the Road Again!

Celebrity "spokesnut" Mr. Peanut has made an announcement via his Facebook page:

"Mr. Peanut is happy to announce that Planters is the official Nut of the NCAA®. I will be taking the Nut Mobile on the Road to the Final Four® starting this weekend! Make sure you Become a Fan to get my updates from the road, and for prizes and savings."Looks like he's made his first stop at Xavier University. Upcoming stops will be:
  • March 19 & 21 - HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY
  • March 25 & 27 - at Syracuse University
  • April 3 & 5 at (or near) Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN
Meet Mr. Peanut, see the Nut Mobile, enjoy some free samples and get caught up in March Madness!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Roller Roadster

Skateland USA, the coolest roller rink in Anderson, SC, has a suped up skate that can be driven around town to promote their party palace.



The pictures are courtesy of Skateland USA's Myspace page.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tour Caravan

I'm still researching just what exactly the heck this thing is but it seems to be called the "Tour Caravan." It looks like a parade of European product mobiles that may or may not have something to do with the Tour de France.


These pictures are courtesy of PezCycling News and you can see several more on their site.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The United States of Spamerica

Below is an article from Parade Magazine from several years ago. It's a "Hometown Spotlight" that features Austin, MN and it's relationship to the Hormel corporation.Austin, or SPAMTown, USA as it's called in the article, is home to the Spam Museum but this article also features a brief appearance by the SpamMobile:
Awhile back we reported that the former SpamMobile was for sale. I'm not sure if it sold or not but the ad page has been taken down. So if you see a giant blue can without a label driving down the highway please let me know.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Chicken in Every Pothole

Gold'n Plump Poultry wants you to know about their chicken. So much so that their mascot "Cooper" straddles a one ton cargo van in order to crow about the company.
Based in Minnesota, Gold'n Plump sends the 11 foot tall, 7 foot wide, 17 foot long Chik'n Cruiser to various events, usually with a mobile kitchen in tow, to give out samples and instigate impromptu chicken dances.
The Cruiser is currently cooped up in the garage but will hopefully cross the roads again in the near future. Until then you can check out some video of Cooper spreading his wings on the highways:
video

More info on the Gold'n plump website:

http://www.goldnplump.com/

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pring It On

A few years ago kids on spring break got to party with the Pringlesmobile. The touring vehicle had a thirty foot Pringles can and hosted the "Mr. Pringles' Posse Casting Call" which was a dance contest that cast only the crispiest kids in a chip commercial.
Dreams came true that summer and another product mobile drove off into the sunset. Below is a short video about the vehicle:
video
The Pringlesmobile was created by Craftsmen Industries Inc.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Right Click

Click below for a 2004 article about the Zippo Car from JDNews.com:

Zippo Car picture courtesy of Paul Perkins.