Planters NUTmobile — America's Second Most-Famous Food-Shaped Automobile — Is Looking For Drivers

In the world of food-shaped automobiles, one name sits above the rest: the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. Being given the job — no; the honor — of piloting the iconic wheeled tube steak is one of our nation's highest civilian honors.

However, the Wienermobile isn't looking for drivers right now, but the Planters NUTmobile is.

I mean, it's no Wienermobile, but it's still pretty good…

The NUTmobile — which sounds like what some college kid who is trying to lie to his friends about his prowess with the ladies would call his Honda Civic — is exactly what it sounds like. It's a giant peanut-shaped automobile that crisscrosses the nation spreading the good word about various nuts (and probably those cheese balls in a can Planters makes for some reason). According to KTLA, the company needs three people — which they're calling "Peanutters" — to hop behind the wheel.

"From being the grand marshals of parades to making appearances at community events and grand openings, our Peanutters are fun-loving ambassadors of the iconic Planters brand," Planters director of marketing Patrick Horbas said.

First of all, I love the idea that somewhere there's a parade that landed the NUTmobile as its grand marshal.

"You guys… the guy who played a background Ewok in 'Return of the Jedi' and the Wendy's "Where's The Beef?" lady's granddaughter were both busy… but we still booked the NUTmobile!!!"

Still, I used to have a job as a promotion assistant at a radio station which meant I drove the vans. We used to do parades sometimes and those were the best. All you had to do was drive 5 mph and listen to baseball games on the radio.

But don't get it mixed, Peanutters aren't just out on the road living it up. The company is looking for recent college graduates with a media background because Peanutters have to handle interviews and media appearances.

So if you're camera shy, don't apply… although I feel like anyone who would volunteer to drive a giant nut around the country is probably a-oh-kay with being the center of attention.

…also, it's probably not best to apply if you have a nut allergy, but that should go without saying.

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Matt is a University of Central Florida graduate and a long-suffering Philadelphia Flyers fan living in Orlando, Florida. He can usually be heard playing guitar, shoe-horning obscure quotes from The Simpsons into conversations, or giving dissertations to captive audiences on why Iron Maiden is the greatest band of all time.