For those Doughnut fans and Krispy Kreme doughnut lovers, this year is a special one for the Krispy Kreme doughnut. It is Krispy Kreme’s 75th birthday. They have restored a 1960 Flxible Starliner and branded it with their signature Bowtie. The neat nostalgic, retro, and just cool Clipper is getting close to celebrating its 75th birthday with the first Flxible Clipper that rolled off the manufacturer line in 1939, so it’s a good fit!
This bus will tour the nation or better yet out on a mission to Glaze the Nation Tour, with about 500 stops booked in 175 days in 37 states over the rest of the year. The Krispy Kreme Tour bus will be visiting local festivals, state fairs, little and big leagues, and sporting events, and much more. It will also be at the New York stock exchange for National Doughnut Day!
And along the way it will stop at nearly 250 Krispy Kreme Doughnut shops, so keep your eye out for this true doughnut mobile to hit your city or town. Although the bus is not setup to make hot fresh doughnuts, it will be stocking up on them every time it visits a shop, so they will have them to share along the way. Check out the tour route by visiting KrispyKremeCruiser.com or GlazeTheNationTour.com, which will be transmitting their location real-time to the sites listed. Also check the sites for schedules, events, pictures and videos as it tours the U.S.A.!
A little history on the cause and the Bus include that it has been restored from the original bare metal and equipped with a new Cummins 5.9L turbo diesel, new transmission, wiring, plumbing, interior, and every other thing you could think, its Brand new classic revival. The Bus was shipped from California to Outcast Kustoms in Mooresville, NC. The estimated travel distance for a year is around 50,000 miles, so it will be solid for the journey. Other talented auto restorers include NASCAR drivers Ron Hornaday and Ted Musgrave. Check out the website for some behind the scenes of the restoration. The bus is operated by Richard Childress Racing.
Something else of value is its connection with Victory Junction. Started in 2000 by NASCAR legend Kyle Petty and his wife Pattie, it was to honor their son Adam. Victory Junction is a camp designed to provide camping experiences for children with chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses from all around the country. Over the last five years, Krispy Kreme has raised over $800,000 for camper scholarships by providing 45 in-store fundraisers and along with the help of employee volunteers.
So if you love doughnuts and doing good things, then try and make a visit to the bus when its in your town!