Monday, September 14, 2009

M&M’S® Peanut Chocolate takes a Wild, Raised Ride: Jak Boys Customs


With all of the different kinds of candy in this big, chocolate-filled world, only two would go with me in enormous quantities when I am marooned on the desert island: Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, and M&M'S® Peanut Chocolate candies. M&M'S® Peanut Chocolate Candies, with the makes-a-lot-of-sense tagline, "Melts in your mouth, not in your hand," were introduced in 1954. That's the year that the much-loved (and eaten) M&M characters first appeared, too. While literally wandering around today, camera at the ready, I made a turn and the M&M'S car was dead in front of me. I stopped. Stared. Not believing. Was this really a totally raised - "jaked" - 70's era Chevrolet Impala? Covered head to toe in M&M'S? Yep! All my favorite and delicious peanut characters that I like to down by the handful. Holding on for dear life.

With a little sleuthing I found that the company that is responsible for this transformation is Jak Boys Customs. They have done at least one other M&M'S vehicle, an SUV, plus tons of other wild rides. They have quite a big operation and I bet a great reputation to match. They will customize any car or truck, and will do repairs as well. But from the look of their website, and the vehicles I saw, they are customizing experts and are good at it.
They specialist in adjusting ride heights including hydraulic jacking (like the M&M'S car), air bag lift kits, custom wheels and tires, ground effects, air brush murals, freehand pinstriping, and probably anything you can think of and describe. It's a wild, jacked-up ride for my peanut chocolate characters. Hold on guys. I wonder if I should take the car with me to the desert island? It would have to have a trunk full of M&M'S, of course.

10 comments:

Don and Krise said...

Frank, my wife and I are both "peanut butter cup fiends". I understand. I'm thinking you shoud contact Jak Boys Customs and have them build you a custom photography mobile. You'd be able to sneak up on your subject as it looks like "subtle" is what they're all about. (heh-heh) Actually, I'll bet they had one heck of a good time building that car.

Steffe said...

I don't eat much candy, but I have to say that car will probably sell it!

Lois said...

I actually prefer the plain M&M's myself, but to each his own! That car is unbelievable and I bet they get a lot of attention everywhere they go.

James said...

Wow! That's my favorite kind too. ;-)

Jacob said...

Very cute, but I don't think I'd want to drive around in it!

Hilda said...

Never mind the car, just the M&Ms would make me very happy!

Though to be honest, I'd rather have the peanut butter cups. Yummmy! :)

B SQUARED said...

Tell the truth, this really is your car. Right? Must be a hit with kids.

Eamon said...

They are brilliant at what they do Frank. I'd feel a little self-conscious driving this, but I'd love to be riding alongside it - and the kids would love it even more! Great photo.

Frank said...

@ B Squared - I would have to use a ladder I think just to get into this thing. Look at those tires!!

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