Having been excommunicated from his ordained church for an excess of piety, Pastor Herman Mantiss ended up flat broke and in need of direction. After his forty days and forty nights in the wilderness, debauched after his samba with Satan in that unholiest den of inequity, Las Vegas, a dawning of sorts occurred to him.
Beyond the city limits, and taking advantage of charitable status and end enterprise zone tax breaks, he established the Church of Perpetual AutoMotion. It consists of a gas station forecourt, self service restaurant ,chapel and vicarage. Situated just far enough into the desert and offering cut price gas, the Church lured the ill-prepared traveller running near empty. Many failed to continue their voyage – falling victim to the praying Mantiss.