Famous Ford Truck Fleet Makes Stop in West Hollywood
Gnarly Crankin’ K9 Wave Maker and its generator-towing Ford Super Duty Lariat visit WeHo to give local pets some hang-10 time.
With the Ford Truck Enthusiasts homebase being in Southern California, we see all kinds of celebrities every now and again, from spotting Steven Tyler at Coffee Bean to seeing Ozzy Osbourne at the supermarket. But when we recently headed to a neighborhood event in West Hollywood for pet owners, we weren’t expecting to run into such a HUGE star: Lucy Pet’s “Gnarly Crankin’ K9 Wave Maker” and its accompanying fleet of Ford Super Dutys!
Then again, considering the famous rolling wave-maker is 125 feet long, it wasn’t hard to miss parked outside West Hollywood Park. The double Guinness World Record breaking Gnarly Crankin’ K9 Wave Maker was built to be a touring promotional vehicle to draw attention to the important work of the Lucy Pet Foundation, whose aim is to bring spay/neuter and adoption mobile clinics to every major city in the country. And to ensure that this important journey gets to where it’s going smoothly, the Lucy Pet Foundation is using Ford vehicles. The Built Ford Tough fleet includes a 2017 Ford Super Duty Lariat that is used for towing the generator for the 5,000-gallon wave maker mobile surf tank.
“It takes a big generator to create waves in 5,000 gallons of water, and a lot of horsepower and torque to tow that generator from one location to the next,” says Lucy Pet Products president Joey Herrick. “That’s why we went with America’s undisputed tow leader, the Ford Super Duty. We’re also relying on Ford Transit vans and an RV built on a Ford chassis to transport our stars and their human trainers.”
Lucy Pet’s Gnarly Crankin’ K9 Wave Maker, which made its national debut during the 2017 Rose Parade, is currently on tour and features talented pooches riding a machine-made surf. Check out Lucy Pet Foundation’s calendar to see where the K9 Wave Maker will show up next.