Volkswagen wins surprising trophy against Tesla
Volkswagen (VWAGY) – Get the Volkswagen AG report annoys Elon Musk.
The German automaker recently knocked out CEO Musk’s Tesla (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc report in a main category.
Sales numbers are all well and good, but the two automotive giants have focused on something really important: tattoos.
It turns out that Volkswagen, the company that brought you the Beetle and the VW Bus, is the most tattooed car brand, according to a poll by Zutobi, an international driver education company.
“Some people have an incredible passion for cars, from the moment they learn to drive until they own their last vehicle,” Zutobi said. “Many of these car fanatics have a particular car or brand of car that they prefer to all others, a dream car or brand.”
Consequently, Zutobi said, “the temptation to transfer that passion to your body through a tattoo is extremely appealing.”
Volkswagen garnered 6,058 Instagram posts, well ahead of Tesla, which garnered 3,284 such posts.
“Even though Tesla is one of the newest kids on the block, it’s made a huge impact on the market and people’s choice for tattoos,” Zutobi said.
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Jeep, whose parent company is Stellantis (STLA) – Get the Stellantis NV reporttook third place with 2,946 Instagrammers, followed by General Motors. (GM) – Retrieve the General Motors Company Report Pontiac at 2,093 with GM’s Cadillac rounding out the top five at 2,001.
Pontiac is the most popular tattooed car brand that no longer exists after ending production in 2010.
“Getting car brand tattoos is popular on Instagram as we discovered that 89 different car manufacturers have at least one tattoo post on the social media site,” Zutobi said in his report. “The average score was 305 posts, with the top ten brands all having over a thousand posts.”
Well, if you’re interested in the most tattooed car models, that’s another bucket of ink.
fords (f) – Get the Ford Motor Company Report The iconic Mustang left everyone else behind with a staggering 16,614 Instagram tattoo posts.
This is hardly surprising, Zutobi noted, “because the king of muscle cars has captured the imagination of petrolheads for nearly 60 years.”
GM’s Chevrolet Impala followed with 1,069 and Volkswagen Audi’s TT, the most tattooed European car, took third place with 968 posts.
Chevrolet’s Camaro had 241 Instagram posts and BMW’s M3 had 205.