Sunday, September 27, 2009

81 Year Old Ex-Hotdogger Reminisces

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.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Super Bowl

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 Non-Blog.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Product Mobile Documentary Trailer

Here is the trailer for an upcoming documentary on product mobiles:

This is from Versa Video Productions (and is not to be confused with the documentary we did in 2003). Here is the website for the film:

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Autoweek Kissmobile Article

Here's a short article from a 1997 issue of Autoweek Magazine about the Hershey's Kissmobile.

Friday, September 18, 2009

SpamMobile: Stripped Down & Sold?

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

Thursday, September 10, 2009

"Not a Product Mobile" Part 3: The Budweiser Clydesdales

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.

This is another segment from the TV show we produced a few years ago: "North Texas Explorer."