Hot Dog! An American Icon

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

Reg and I had the chance to ketchup with a favorite childhood memory today when the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile hauled buns into town. I hate to say it, but we relished the idea of reacquainting ourselves with such an iconic symbol from our baby boomer childhoods.

The two Hotdoggers who pilot this deli delight on wheels shared some fun facts with us. Just sink your teeth into this: The Wienermobile measures, 60 hot dogs long, from front to back.  It’s 18 hot dogs wide, and 24 hot dogs tall. Now that’s a lot of weenies!

Inside we found a couple extra seats…I think we’d make a pretty good Hotdogger team!

The Wienermobile is equipped with four passenger seats located behind the driver seat and the seat in the shotbun position. Let me be frank, driving this thing is no picnic! The teams of Hotdoggers who canvas the country spend three weeks at Hot Dog High, a boot camp where driving and parking skills are put to the test. They also beef up their knowledge of Oscar Mayer products.

Make your own jokes here folks…

And who can forget that deliciously popular “I Wish I Were an Oscar Mayer Wiener” song that premiered on television in 1965? Sometimes dreams really do come true!

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13 thoughts on “Hot Dog! An American Icon

  1. Craig Haskins

    I saw an ad, a month or so ago, that was looking for an adventurous couple to drive the wiener mobile around the US. I thought about it for a second. But, that’s it! Just for a second. 🙂


  2. A real wiener of a post!


  3. elaine

    Where did you see this? And didn’t you bite off a little more than you could chew in that last photo?


  4. Hey, Craig…road trip! Don’t be a weenie! 😉


  5. Cynthia Elliott

    Next time I see you, Slap!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jamey Myers

    Okay, you two tie for Top Dog with this post filled with puns! Really, I could not stop giggling as I read this! Super photos! Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Kathy Chappell

    Too fun! You gave us both a good laugh this rainy morning.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Ha, ha! Thanks for the memory of when the mobile rolled into our little town. I wonder what ever happened to my whistle.

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