Prius Repellent: This Truck Belongs on "Greetings From Arizona" Postcards

Matthew Hendley


If you had to describe the State of Arizona with just one photo, this might just be that photo.

There's a certain brand of hippie-hating jackassery around here, and many just settle for the "Obama's a socialist" bumper-sticker. Not this guy, whom we spotted on State Route 51 Wednesday. His hatred for hippies has to be demonstrated with exhaust stacks on his diesel rig, with the phrase "Prius Repellent" stuck on the back window.

(The smaller sticker has the Cummins logo, and says, "Mind if I smoke?")

When we saw this truck, it seemed vaguely familiar. That's because a picture of a similar Dodge Ram -- with the stacks and "Prius Repellent" sticker -- has been floating around the Internet for a few years now.

The origin of the license plate on that truck should come as no surprise: Arizona.

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Comanche_Moon
Comanche_Moon

It's funny because diesel trucks are far greener than a Prius. 

Empacee1
Empacee1

Actually, trucks with exhaust stacks sticking up out of the bed are pretty gay and the Prius is a gay little car, they might actually come together in dark alleys downtown...

dtmac
dtmac

I own and drive one of each, but my 06 Silverado doesn't ever smoke like that. I just went thru the emissions test, how the hell does this pass emissions?

Slowrollin
Slowrollin

Isn't it against the law to have the guys license plate clearly showing all the numbers incase someone gets really offended and goes after him or causes damage to his vehicle if they happen to cross paths with it? LET THE COAL ROLL!!! And also your little hybrid junk didn't drive themselves to the dealership, a diesel truck hauled them.

yeahbuddy
yeahbuddy

I guess some people don't realize that diesel exhaust has no effect on humans. For example, start a gas car in a garage with the door down and stay in there and next thing you're dead. Same garage with a diesel car keep on living. And checkmate! SO LET THE COAL ROLL!!!!

john
john

Does Matthew Hendley know how to write an actual useful article? I guess not. Another weak attempt at journalism.

cugagcmu80
cugagcmu80

What better way to disprove the claim that man has no effect on the environment/climate than having someone drive a diesel truck showing black diesel fumes being released into the air?

jeanjb
jeanjb

maybe I could follow this guy home,and fire up my Harley straight pipes at three in  the morning out on the street

that really used to piss my dad off when the neighbor kid did it in 1973!

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

I disagree with you completely, Matthew.  Most Arizonans are great lovers and stewards of the environment, in part, because we use it so much.  Whether it's climbing Camelback, boating on Bartlett or camping near the Canyon (like the alliteration??), Most Arizonans I know love being outdoors and try to be respectful of the scenic beauty around them.  Hell, even our pathetic state legislature enacted solar incentives for both users and manufacturers a couple years back.  Please don't let our state, your state, be defined by one asshole who thinks he's smarter than the average bear, because he isn't and he doesn't represent most of the Arizonans that I know.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Obviously, the driver was already dipped in brain repellent.

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

@dtmac  

Most states don't require an annual emissions test for diesel powered vehicles.  If AZ does, all he has to do is to change the programming on the engine computer back to the original program in order to pass the emissions test.

On the white truck that looks like a coal powered steamer, the owner "chipped" it in order to get more power.  Basically, his engine will be toast in less than 50k miles. He will be complaining about a cracked head or blown head gasket while saying that brand is a piece of worthless junk.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@cugagcmu80  

You have a pretty weak definition of "disprove".  Those black particulates settle back to the ground as carbon.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

And by the way, a quick google search shows that the sticker is sold by House of Grafx in WHITE LAKE, NY.

logicman
logicman

@shadeaux14 Easy hippie, maybe he preferred that his vehicle not be full of conflict minerals like your prius

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