If you're in Hershey, you rarely have a chance to see Hershey's Kissmobile — normally, the two Kissmobiles are dispensing Kisses and inspiring smiles around the rest of the country. With chocolate-scented air in Hershey, we don't really need extra marketing, do we?
But now, Hershey residents (and visitors, too!) have a chance to see one of the Kissmobiles almost any time: it's on display until March 2009 at the Antique Auto Club of America Museum just north of the Hersheypark complex on Route 39. And if you're lucky, it'll be parked outside with a board of cool Kissmobile facts so you can wander up and take a closer look (but seriously, the AACA Museum is well worth the price of admission — don't pass it by).
If you're not in the Hershey area and don't plan to visit soon, you can check out the Kissmobile's tour schedule here. With any luck, The Hershey Company will update the site soon. In the meantime, you can see the scrapbook of Kissmobile photos and some fun facts about the two Kissmobile cruisers.
Here are a few facts from the AACA display:
- It took Prototype Source, Inc. of Santa Barbara about six months to design and build the original Kissmobile cruiser in 1997;
- Each Hershey's Kiss is eight feet tall, and each plume is four feet long;
- The Kissmobile is built on a GMC W-4 W-Series truck and cab, and it's 25 feet, six inches long;
- When they're in active use, each Kissmobile cruiser travels about 30,000 miles annually;
- Each Kissmobile has the capacity to store 230,000 Kisses in its refrigerated compartment.