Tonight I went out with my friend Chris for an impromptu Flickr walk. We walked in downtown Lexington. Well, when we turned the corner onto Broadway, imagine my surprise when I saw the Weinermobile sitting there in all it’s beefy glory! I just had to get a pic!!! And Chris even had his wide angle lens on him, so he got the whole thing!
Oh,and I’ve officially decided now that I want to be the queen of campy celebrity photos. I don’t want to meet celebrities, I want to be photographed with the look-alikes and all the weird kooky pop culture icons I can find. That’s my new pop-culture goal!
In honor this great Weinermobile spotting, here’s some super fun facts!
Height: 11 feet (or 24 hot dogs!)
Length: 27 feet (60 hot dogs)
Width: 8 feet (18 hot dogs)
Weight: 14,050 pounds (140,500 hot dogs)
Grilled Fiberglass hot dog resting on a lightly toasted fiberglass bun; converted Chevrolet 4-speed/W4 series chassis
– Gull-wing door with automatic retractable step
– Hot dog-shaped dashboard
– Hotdogger voice-activated GPS navigational system
– Ketchup walkway (oops, looks like we spilled some mustard!)
– Condiment-splattered carpet
– Computerized control panel with a sound system to “relish”
– Removable “bunroof”
– Rear navigational camera
– Blue sky ceiling art
– Six mustard- and ketchup-colored seats
– Smiling front grill
– Official wiener jingle horn
V-8, 6.0 liter 300 Vortec 5700; runs on high-octane mustard
More Fun Facts
– Carl Mayer, nephew of Oscar Mayer, designed the first Wienermobile in 1936.
– The Wienerwhistle was developed in 1951. In 1958, this soon-to-be icon was included in packages of Oscar Mayer® Wieners.
– Since the inception of ‘Hot doggers’ in 1988, more than 300 college graduates have held the prestigious position.
Here’s a great article on Promo Magazine’s site for you to check out if you want to read more detailed classic Americana info about it.
Have a great Wednesday Swellions!
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