HONOLULU, HA, USA In a shocking move the Hawaiian environmental group The Outdoor Circle targeted that much venerated icon of American advertising,the Weinermobile, today.
The Weinermobile is a hotdog shaped vehicle which has traveled the highways and byways of the United States since 1936 spreading good will for the Oscar Mayer Corporation, a division of Kraft Foods.
The Outdoor Circle is a group of local Hawaiian fusspots which was founded in 1912; the group claims responsibility for "ridding the state of billboards" in 1926. Representatives of The Outdoor Circle today claimed that the mere presence of the Weinermobile was a violation of the Hawaii's ban on "vehicular advertising".
Kraft Foods spokeswoman Syd Lindner says to the company's knowledge, it did not violate any laws and secured all proper permits prior to the appearance of the Weinermobile.
The Outdoor Circle says if it was to return, the group will file a complaint and let the court decide whether it is in violation of the ban.
In related news, The Outer Circle later filed an injunction against the manufacture, importation or use of all motorized vehicles throughout the state of Hawaii, reasoning that the actual presence of such vehicles constitutes "vehicular advertising" since the make and model of each vehicle is readily apparent and thus an endorsement of that particular brand of vehicle.