Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012 Wrap Up

Thanksgiving has come and gone once again and we got a visit from the usual suspects.  Not family or friends of course, but the typical gang of product mobiles that roll through our lives at this time of year.  Starting with the Houston Holiday Parade we have the Houston Chronicle Star Car:

Along with the "high top" version of the Ronald McDonald Big Red Shoe:

And a bit of a surprise in that the HEB Shoppibg Cart Car is now joined by the BasketMobile.  While the Shopping Cart is an old favorite, this is the first time I've seen the Basket.

Moving on to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the product mobiles got short shrift from NBC and were barely featured for more than a few seconds (Boo!).  Here's the "low top" version of Ronald McDonald's Big Red Shoe:

And Planter's Nutmobile:

Another year, another visit from old friends.  As always, I'm holding out hope that new product mobiles will show up next year but, if not, we still have plenty to be thankful for.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Moximum Overdrive

If you remember our MoxieMobile entry from awhile back and are in the Key Largo area you have a chance to see an old school product mobile in person.

This beauty will be on display on the weekend of Nov. 29 - Dec 2nd at the Ocean Reef Club's Vintage Weekend:

They also seem to have any number of other vintage cars and airplanes on display during the event.  Looks like fun.

(Source: Hemmings Daily via our pal Uncle Frank)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

2012 Thanksgiving Day Parade Preview

Not a lot of surprises this year.  It looks like we'll be spending Thanksgiving with some familiar faces.

This year, like the past several years, both the Planter's Nutmobile and the Ronald McDonald Big Red Shoe Car will be be making an appearance at the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

As always we were hoping for some different product mobiles to show up on the big day but we will be watching some of the smaller parades to see if we spot any of our other favorites.