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Idaho Potato Truck To Cost $300K

Move over, Oscar Mayer; Your weinermobile is about to have some competition. A giant potato, hauled on a semi, will hit the road in 2012 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Idaho Potato Commission marketing Gem State potatoes. Frank Muir, head of the group, told Monday that there is a $700,000 budget for the 2012 anniversary celebration, which includes the cost of taking the giant potato across the country.  The commission is spending $269,200 to design, decorate and build the custom tractor trailer along with the potato. After its completion, the group will spend a project $58,000 in fuel for the diesel truck, which has planned stops in New York, Florida, the West Coast and several locations in between/Dustin Hurst, Idaho Reporter. More here.

Question: Will the Potatomobile replace the Wienermobile in the hearts & minds of the American people?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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