Web Exclusive: Shopping cart you can drive getting attention - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Web Exclusive: Shopping cart you can drive getting attention

Posted: Updated:
  • CBS19.tv Web ExclusivesMore>>

  • Web Exclusive: Technology helping house calls make a comeback

    Web Exclusive: Technology helping house calls make a comeback

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:44:03 GMT
    You know the feeling when you or your child gets sick, it can be really tough to get out of bed and drag yourself to the doctor's office.  In some places now technology is bringing the doctor to you.More >>
    You know the feeling when you or your child gets sick, it can be really tough to get out of bed and drag yourself to the doctor's office.  In some places now technology is bringing the doctor to you.More >>
  • Moms-to-be learn how to be Fit for Two

    Moms-to-be learn how to be Fit for Two

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:54:43 GMT
    Exercising during pregnancy may have more benefits than you realize. Research finds it can make labor and delivery easier on your body. There are also benefits for baby. As little as 20 minutes of moderate exercise, three times per week enhances the newborn child's brain development.  In this week's Fit City, find out how ETMC is trying to create strong moms and healthy babies with one of its programs. More >>
    Exercising during pregnancy may have more benefits than you realize. Research finds it can make labor and delivery easier on your body. There are also benefits for baby. As little as 20 minutes of moderate exercise, three times per week enhances the newborn child's brain development.  In this week's Fit City, find out how ETMC is trying to create strong moms and healthy babies with one of its programs. More >>
  • Web Exclusive: Rob Lowe is getting "sharky" for a TV network

    Web Exclusive: Rob Lowe is getting "sharky" for a TV network

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:45:11 GMT
    Actor Rob Lowe is lending his comedic talents to the Discovery channel.  In a new promo for Shark Week he throws up chum while riding two sharks.More >>
    Actor Rob Lowe is lending his comedic talents to the Discovery channel.  In a new promo for Shark Week he throws up chum while riding two sharks.More >>

(CNN/WGAL) - A family owned grocery store in Pennsylvania has a new promotional tool that's supersizing expectations with a shopping cart you can drive.  The owner calls it his masterpiece.  The basket is 115 cubic feet.  That's more than a dozen regular sized grocery carts.

Grabbing a shopping cart at the grocery store doesn't seem to be a big deal for most shoppers.  You do it without even thinking.  That's just what you'll get when you come to Musser's Market in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

"We took a regular shopping cart like ours and just blew it up," said Brent Musser, Musser's Market. 

Their shopping cart is a big deal.  Complete with steering wheel, brake pedal, and a Chevy small block 350 motor.  Shoppers leaving the check-out; stop to check it out.

"Hey, I saw it, I said hey, I better take a picture of that for the grand kids," said a shopper. "Something you don't see everyday."

It's a 12 foot long, 9 foot tall shopping cart that rolls through the parking lot.  It's built like a race car, but the owners wouldn't dare.  "I said listen, I got too much time, too much money in this thing to do that," said Brent Musser, Musser's Market. 

It took 2 years and tens of thousands of dollars.  Brent Musser admits he knows his way around a grocery store, not a garage.  "We didn't really (know what we were doing), lot of Google search," said Brent Musser, Musser's Market. 

Now it's mostly used in parades and parked in front of the store, but serves its purpose of drawing a crowd.  "I wish I could drive it.  I also don't want my wife near it.  Can't afford to fill this thing up," said Joe Helveston, Drumore Township, Lancaster County.

"You could probably get a skid and a half of turkeys on it if you wanted to," said Brent Musser, Musser's Market.  And they may.  It will also be used to benefit food banks.

"That will take care of a whole bunch of people, whole bunch of people," said a shopper. 

It's for charity and for profit.  A business can rent it for the day for about $800 bucks.  It's even open to competing grocery stores.  So maybe one day it really will be a 'giant' shopping cart.

But it will always be a Musser creation and in their minds, a masterpiece. 

The Musser's call their cart, the "Shopper Chopper."  They say they based their design off of some of the other 10 carts like it in existence.

Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.