I don’t have the foggiest (“THIS, IS AMERICAN IDOL!”) why anyone would want (“THIS, IS AMERICAN IDOL!”)to do this but AI is running a biodiesel-fueled mobile experience tour (“THIS, IS AMERICAN IDOL!”) to 16 cities around the country (“THIS, IS AMERICAN IDOL!”) over the next couple of months.

Ah, can’t you smell the fumes from the big-rig now?

Visitors to the tour experience can do their take on “THIS, IS AMERICAN IDOL!” and the winner of this contest will have a chance to travel to L.A., get up on stage and deliver the now-famous Ryan Seacrest line while standing next to Mr. Seacrest and his expansive bank account.

AI fans can also play along in the “Be Your Own Idol” singing experience, pose for photos with life-size cut-out standees (how big will Randy Jackson’s really be?) of the judges and view AI memorabilia. You know, exhilarating stuff like Seacrest’s suit, David Cook’s guitar and Carrie Underwood’s finale dress.

Why not Tatiana’s accessories or Adam Lambert’s white suit or the shoes Brooke White kicked off when she sat down at the piano?

OK, here are the dates/sites of that tour:

Los Angeles – Jan. 19

San Diego – Jan. 26

Phoenix – Jan. 28

Houston – Feb. 2

Dallas – Feb. 5

Dallas – (Super Bowl XLV) – Feb. 6

New Orleans – Feb. 8

Birmingham, Ala. – Feb. 10

Chicago – Feb. 13

Nashville – Feb. 15

Atlanta – Feb. 17

Charlotte, N.C. – Feb. 18

Washington, D.C. – Feb. 20

Baltimore – Feb. 22

Philadelphia – Feb. 23

New York – Feb. 24

New York – Feb. 25

Boston – Feb. 26