What's for Breakfast? Ford Offering Bacon-Wrapped Cars and Trucks
Customers Can Order Porky-looking Vinyl Strips From Their Local DealersBy: Michael McCarthy, Published: Aug 28, 2013
Finally, the answer for drivers who've always wanted to wrap their cars in bacon strips. Bacon-mania is coming to the car business.
Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it's selling bacon-wrapped vehicles to mark International Bacon Day on Aug. 31.
No, Ford won't wrap real swine strips around your car. Instead, dealers will offer exterior vinyl graphics designed to look like strips of the popular breakfast meat.
Prices start at $78 for a 4-pick of "Bacon Racing Strips" to the more expensive full "Bacon Wrap" of 10 strips.
In publicity photos, Ford showed off the bacon strips on its smaller Fiesta model. But spokesman Daniel Mazei said customers can add them to any models, from the Ford Focus to the Ford F-150, America's best-selling truck.
Here's how it works. Customers go to a website and order what they want. Then they take their confirmed order to their local Ford dealer. Within a week, they should have their bacon-wrapped vehicle, said Mr. Mazei.