The Pickle Wins Ugly RV Contest

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/345428532/345428533" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

A 30-year-old motorhome called The Pickle wasn't always ugly. When the dashboard broke, the owner replaced it with plywood. The outside of the RV is painted bright green. His creativity paid off.

DON GONYEA, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Don Gonyea with an ugly duckling story, sort of. A 30-year-old motor home called The Pickle wasn't always ugly. But when the dashboard broke, owner Jim Thompson replaced it with plywood. And then he painted it bright green. But that creativity is now paid off. The Pickle won a very attractive thousand dollars in an ugly RV contest. Asked if he'd ever consider repainting it, Thompson said no, it's his wife's favorite color. It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2014 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.