Monday, April 26, 2010

Bowled Over

Not too long ago it wouldn't be uncommon for you to see a giant bowl of chicken and potatoes being chauffeured down the street.

KFC (or Kentucky Fried Chicken for the non-acronym crowd) wanted to promote their line of "Bowls" (containing fried chicken, potatoes, gravy and cheese all in one handy, heart stopping container) so they decided to construct a giant version of the southern fried concoction and send it on tour.

Below is an article from GoMobile Advertising's newsletter about the tour and the vehicle's features:

The mysterious bowl even garnered enough attention to become a news story on Seattle's KOMO Channel 4:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

More on the Promotion Exhibit

James Hale, author of "The Wonderful Wacky World of MarketingMobiles – Promotional Vehicles of the World" has sent us some more pictures from the Promotion Exhibit at the National Motor Museum in England.

The Bird's Eye Pea Car:

The Bushy's Beer Bottle:

The Cadbury Creme Egg Car:
The exhibit 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

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Blizzard of Ahs

Even though Summer is right around the corner you can expect a blizzard to come to your town.

Dairy Queen recently announced that to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their frozen treat the "Blizzard" they will conduct a 25 city tour of the new Blizzardmobile!

Below is a behind the scenes video of the making of the newest product mobile on the road:

To see when the Blizzardmobile is coming to your town check out their Facebook Page.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Meinhardt Raabe, the Original "Little Oscar" Dies at 94

Meinhardt Raabe, best known as the Munchkin coroner in the film "The Wizard of Oz" has passed away at the age of 94.(Photo Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society)

Raabe was also known as the first "Little Oscar"and traveled with the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile for years.

Click here for his NY Times Obituary.