[Update: Even more advanced Google searches than the one we previously conducted reveal that the car was supposedly built by Steve Cantin of PetSitterVideos, who brought it to LA for use in a movie, where it was impounded, sold at auction and bought by race car driver Tommy Kendall. This was back in 2006, when Cantin was trying to get his car back from Kendall. The Trans-Am champ and his brother supposedly named it El Gallo and drove it around the country. Unclear who owns it now.]
We have no idea why this exists or where it's from, but we can, without a doubt, say that it is the best food art/automobile hybrid ever conceived in the history of humankind. Spotted yesterday in a Santa Monica parking lot, it's hard to miss this Oldsmobile 98 with its bright, sunshine yellow body and four-foot chicken head perched on the roof, proudly if inscrutably surveying the city's sad phalanx of gray and black vehicles. A beautiful tail sprouts from the trunk, completing the theme that dominates the car from stem to stern.
We know almost nothing about the car. Maybe it's the coolest, if most gas-guzzling, food delivery vehicle ever, but there are no ads anywhere on its body. Sporadic sightings indicate it has been around since at least 2005 and it hasn't always looked this good. Harry S. Truman wanted a car in every garage and a chicken in every pot, but we'll take a chicken in (or is that on?) every car.
If you have any further info about the Chicken Car, drop us a line!
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