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Wienermobiles: Cruising Around For 71 Years

Today's random piece of trivia comes to us from cold cut company, Oscar Mayer. I have never personally seen the - what can only be described as awesome - Wienermobile, but today it turns 71. Invented in 1936 by Oscar Meyer's nephew Carl, the Wienermobile is an automobile shaped like a hot dog and bun. Used as promotional stunts, the fleet of six wienermobiles are road legal (all registered in Wisconsin) and tour the country handing out Wienerwhistles (toy whistles shaped like the Wienermobile). They also sport vanity plates such as YUMMY, OUR DOG, BIG BUN and BOLOGNA.

Have you ever seen the Wienermobile?

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SugarFreak SugarFreak 9 years
I've seen one of the older ones (the orginal perhaps?) at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, never on the road. Perhaps they don't make out to New York City very often :(
LeRoy-Bidlo LeRoy-Bidlo 9 years
I saw the Weinermobile when I was a child in Wisconsin, more than five decades ago. I got the plastic whistle from "Little Oscar"...not one of the cleancut All Yank teens they have aboard the big wienie now. The same parade had Aunt Jemima in it ... and she was tossing out maple flavoured chewy candies. Now I live in Saskatchewan and there seemed to be little chance of seeing the Weinermobile, but it came into Canada a couple years ago. I remember standing outside Roosevelt Elementary School in Racine, Wisconsin so many decades ago. I've seen Queen Elizabeth, Francois Mitterand, Bart Starr, several ambassadors, Prince Charles and other dignitaries, But none was the equal of Little Oscar ... True Wisconsin Royalty.
tooq2love tooq2love 9 years
definately have seen one. growing up in so cal, and have also had a wiener whistle. long time ago. now live in so wis, but have yet to see one here.
CallMeBoiWonder CallMeBoiWonder 9 years
I live in Madison Wisconsin, right near the Oscar Mayer plant, so we see them all the time. But being an import, its still a little shocking to pull into the gas station and see the Weinermobile there. :)
em1282 em1282 9 years
Haha, seen it, actually was in it once, since my friend's dad worked for Kraft and we got to see it while it was in his office parking lot once. It's pretty cool. :)
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I have never seen the Wienermobile in person. I used to really want to, though, because you'd get those wiener whistles. Oh well. :(
TexasTwinkle TexasTwinkle 9 years
I saw it just about 2 weeks ago on the turnpike in Oklahoma City. It was going the opposite direction so Im not sure what the plates were. So funny!
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
There is a Hershey Kiss mobile?!!??
Marci Marci 9 years
I saw it several times during the 3 years we lived in Texas. I got all excited about it; like seeing a celebrity! But I've never seen it in New York.
partysugar partysugar 9 years
I've never seen it. Maybe it doesn't come around California???
AlliJean AlliJean 9 years
I just remembered, I saw the Hershey Kiss Mobile last night in SF. It was heading down Union…
AlliJean AlliJean 9 years
Saw it in Washington State when I was a kid, but I didn't get a whistle.
bobcatsteph3 bobcatsteph3 9 years
I finally saw it a couple years ago at our Wal-Mart, 71 years is highly impressive! Way to go Oscar Mayer!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Never seen it, but I would love to!
verily verily 9 years
Never up close, but I saw it several times parked or driving around in a single year.
ktjones ktjones 9 years
No but I would love to...I guess I do not drive enough!
ErieIndiana ErieIndiana 9 years
I've seen it about 3 times all while driving with my boyfriend. For some reason we now think we are cosmically linked with the Wienermobile... funny.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
I've seen it in Michigan a couple times and once in Atlanta.
precurser precurser 9 years
My fiance and I saw one on the 15 freeway coming home from Las Vegas a few months ago, I believe it was YUMMY. It was pretty cool, I had never seen it before ;)
cageyme cageyme 9 years
Every man I have ever met has had the same dream of seeing in their lifetime two specific cars: the Batmobile and the Wienermobile. Talk about 2 different ends of the spectrum.
aflower aflower 9 years
definitely have. i was so excited.
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