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September 27, 2009

Awesomeness on wheels

the skittles carLoooook! It's the Skittles car! How awesome is that?!?!?

I was walking around on the West Side when I encountered the Skittles car. It stopped me in my tracks.

I wanted to lick the side of the car, and see if it tasted like the rainbow.

What prompts someone to paint Skittles all over their car? Is it the Official Skittles Company Car? Or just the family car?

How awesomely bad would it be if it was a gift from a set of parents to their 16-year-old daughter?

Mom! Mom! I want to go to the movies! Can I go to the movies?

Sure, but you have to take the Skittles car.

But, Moooooom I don't wanna take the Skittles car.

YOU'LL TAKE THE SKITTLES CAR AND YOU'LL LIKE IT YOUNG LADY! DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY PACKS OF SKITTLES YOUR FATHER AND I HAD TO EAT TO EARN ENOUGH RAINBOW POINTS TO GET THE SKITTLES CAR?!?! I HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES NOW!

Hee hee.

Anyway, I really enjoyed witnessing the Skittles car.

(Photo by me)


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:00 AM | | Comments (17)
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Ok, I've been wondering about this too.

Not only is there the Skittles car, but there is the Wire car and the Gatorade car just to name two more.

The Wire car is not affiliated with HBO. Are these other cards affiliated with the respective advertisements?

They are all crown vics with large rims too.

Strange.

Yo, that's my street name, fool. Keep dissin' on my ride and I'll bust a rainbow cap in you. Best be aware that the shorties dig on my candy-coated dream wheels. Wanna know how I roll? Slow and fruity, that's how. Skittles out.

Doubt my power? Well just touch the rainbow and find out. I got mad Skittle power.

Skittles wrote, "Wanna know how I roll? Slow and fruity."

hahahahha. too funny.

There's a Cookies 'n Cream car too. All seem to be rollin on dubbs

There's a Gatorade, Skittles and Cookies n Cream car? Seriously?!?!?

What is this, like a gang?

The Goodie Mob?

sam, i've got construction paper, a glue stick, and a lot of heart. let's go make your car the midnight sun car.

midnight sun does not advertise ...

hee hee.

It's not exactly the Oscar Mayer Wiener-mobile, but I like it.

there used to be a push from some major manufacturers who would pay ordinary people to allow them to advertise on their cars. perhaps this is evidence of that enterprise.

Looks like the Charlotte Observer did some digging into these sweet rides as well

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/104/story/966500.html


Legitimately just laughed my ass off. nice way to end the day.

Just another way to keep your company and/or your product name in front of the public.
It really isn't that much of leap from the printed tee shirt companies give out with their name on it or their product that needs a sales boost. Which is regarded as one of the most effective ways to advertise.
It isn't any mor preposturious than, say, to rent the right to rename someplace FedEx Field.

Ain't promotion & name placement wonderful

There is also the very same kind of silver crown vic with huge chrome rims on it that is an Under Armour car. It has a huge UA logo on the hood and trunk and says Under Armour really big on the sides. It must be part of the same gang. I have a picture of it on my phone but don't know how to upload?

i saw a goober car [parked all kinds of illegal, btw] outside mondawin mall!

I saw the Weinermobile a few years ago. Yeah, that was a good day.

BTW, props to Skittles for being able to roll slow and fruity without dropping a single "No homo." That's hardcore.

Well, Patchen, maybe our little blog is growing up. Besides, I may roll slow and fruity, but my rainbow bullets roll fast and deadly, like unicorn sarcasm. Hey, I'm secure in my identity, even if my shorty, Rainbow Brite has doubts. Word to your fruit flava.

Patchen - Everyone should be polysexual and polyamourous, then there will be not stereotypes, and we'll all have world peace

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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