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Hot Dog Wienermobile Offers Luxury Transport!

Posted on May 1, 1991 by LCT staff

If you see a 23-foot long hot dog on wheels traveling down a road near you, don't be alarmed. It's just the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. Six Wienermobiles, built on 1988 Chevy van chassis with V-6 engines, tour the United States performing promotional activities for Oscar Mayer like riding in parades and festivals and chauffeuring school children with perfect class attendance.

"Chili Dogs" when it's cold outside, the vehicles — sometimes called "Lamborwienies" or "Wieniebegos" — feature amenities such as microwave ovens, refrigerators, cellular phones, stereo systems, and steam vents which emit the aroma of freshly-grilled hot dogs.

Hotdoggers, recent college graduates who attend Hot Dog High for training before hitting the road, pilot the 5,800-pound vehicles, which were designed by Stevens Automotive of Milwaukee, WI, the designers of the Excalibur automobile.

The Wienermobile has a "relished" past history, dating back to 1936 when a 13-foot metal hot dog carried the world's smallest chef, Little Oscar. Today, four additional Wienermobiles have been built and shipped to Oscar Mayer affiliates in Spain and Japan.

So keep your eyes and ears open—you never know when the Wienermobile might "ketchup" with you.

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