Sunday, October 04, 2009

A Hotdogger's Ride

The hot dog on a bun-shaped automobile was created back in 1936 to advertise Oscar Mayer's meat products. Today, the Wienermobile, still exists and from what I read there are now 7 traveling throughout different parts of the United States.
I spotted this particular one at last week's local fair.


Traveling all the way from Oscar Mayer's headquarters in Wisconsin to California, you can see what I assume are deceased bugs and grime gathered on the enormous windshields from their journey.


This is the back view. A little intimidating if one was following the mobile from behind.


As a "Hotdogger", this is your driver's seat.
A "Hotdogger" is a college senior who drives this unique mobile around the United States and be an Oscar Mayer spokesperson and goodwill ambassador for a year.
Think of the adventures and the people you could meet!
From what I read, over 2000 applicants apply for this job annually, but only a handful of lucky souls are selected for this adventurous task.


Like the front seats, the back seats look just as colorful and cozy. The little logos add a nice touch and they never let you forget what you are riding in.


If you are interested in following the Wienermobiles on their journeys, click here for their blog.

- Karen

13 comments:

Adrian LaRoque said...

This a great shots Karen, really like it!

Sue said...

Maybe some day I'll get to see a weinermobile!

betchai said...

wow, this is one big hotdog ride, and all the while I was thinking of some hot dog festival :)

rainfield61 said...

You have managed to show us some of the extra-ordinaries.

yayix said...

nice one! here's the hotwheels' counterpart.. enjoy!

http://hotwheels.wikia.com/wiki/Oscar_Mayer_Wienermobile

AVCr8teur said...

Thanks everyone for visiting & commenting!

Sue: It travels around the U.S. If you don't see it, I wonder if they take requests to come to people's hometowns.

Betchai: It would be appropriate for it to show up at the hot dog eating contests.

yayix: I've been thinking about buying one from ebay. :)

Roschelle said...

Makes me think of the two hot dogs I had for dinner in a whole new light. Cool pics!

Jim K said...

You think the wienermobile is 100% beef?

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I sure would enjoy a ride on this :) Love the Wisconsin Weenr - pretty cool.

AVCr8teur said...

Roschelle: What a coincidence!

Jim: Yes, it's 100% beef and it plumps when you cook it.

Poetic Shutterbug: Me too! One can't help but smile when in that Weenr.

RuneE said...

It does look a bit special... :-)

Re you comment: I was looking up

Anna Nida said...

It makes feel for my pet animal... I miss her...you d enjoy as I did..

dot said...

Great post! I'd love to have that job. lol. My daughter used to have a bird that would whistle the oscar myer weiner song.