Friday, January 20, 2012

These Boots Were Made for Rolling

L.L. Bean is celebrating their 100th Anniversary in the best way possible: with a product mobile tour! Meet the Bootmobile:

Picture courtesy of the NY Times

Check out this video on the making of the vehicle:

And check back here for updates on the tour!

(Thanks again to Uncle Frank)

Monday, January 2, 2012


There's an interesting article on the Bowery Boys blog that chronicles the history of the Thermos company. And, of course, they had to mention the Thermos product mobile:

From the article:

"The product began popping up in truly odd places, all engineered for the maximum of publicity. Most of the 200,000 New Yorkers who lined Broadway for an "automobile carnival parade" in 1909 observed one prize-winning vehicle -- a car in the shape of a Thermos bottle. (The Thermos car below is from the 1909 Vanderbilt Cup races, in Long Island. I imagine it must be the same vehicle. Pic courtesy Vanderbilt Cup Races.)"

Read the rest of the article HERE. And thanks, once again, to Uncle Frank for the heads up!