Being a country star certainly has its perks. Case in point, our favorite George Strait sound-a-like, Easton Corbin, having the time of his young life in the video for his latest hit, "All Over The Road".
I'm not sure what the premise of this video is. It could be, "Crime DOES pay", or "The Fringe Benefits of Stockholm Syndrome". Anyways, most importantly, y'all, the video conjurs up that age old question...which came first, the Roadrunner car or Wile E. Coyote's nemisis?
The answer...drum roll...the cartoon character. Plymouth, a now defunct division of Chrysler, paid Warner Brothers $50,000 to use the name and likeness of their roadrunner. Plymouth also developed a "meep meep" horn at their own cosiderable expense.
BTW, Road Runners are actual birds and are found primarily in the southwest and northern Mexico. Taxonomically, Roadrunners are classified as Geococcyx californianus, meaning "Californian Earth-cuckoo," a long-legged bird in the cuckoo family, Cuculidae. Hoo-kay...moving right along...
Easton's Road Runner is a gorgeous, 383 cubic inch, 1969. Chrysler made some magnificent engines back in the day and the 383 was up there with the best of what Mother Mopar had to offer. Along with the pot whopping 383, all Road Runners came with a Dana 60 axle with a 4.10 gear ratio. Man, oh man, I can feel my neck straining just thinking about how strong this car launches off the line. Meep-meep!
Most muscle cars, this one especially, don't handle or stop a lick. Based on the time Easton's having in the video, (he told Bob Kingsley he did all his own driving) he doesn't care.
Photos: Screen captures from Easton Corbin's "All Over The Road" video via youtube.com.