Sunday, February 21, 2010


Look! I saw the Oscar-Meyer Wienermobile! It was right there in downtown Sarasota today. There was an art show being held nearby, but I don't think it was there for that. I think it was just passing through. It may look like something out of the acid-drenched sixties, but this vehicle was built in 2004 on a GMC light-truck frame. I asked. The girl seated on the steps is from the local ABC 7 News. She actually got to ride in the Wienermobile. All I got was a sticker.

Wisconsin plates that say YUMMY? How odd. And in case you stumble across this post sometime in the future, the Go! Team USA is because the Olympics are going on up in Canada right now. Are those Trans-Am taillights? Hmmm....

Both the instrument panel and the glove box are large wieners.

The front end reminded me a bit of the nose on a monorail up at Disney. Heaven knows how those wiper blades maintain contact with the glass. The two folks driving the giant dog were Torey Toppings (Go Gators!) and Atta-Dog Adam. I'm sure those are their real names.


Chummy said...

Actually not so odd to be licensed in America's Dairyland as the Weinermobile is an advertising icon of Oscar Mayer and based at its plant in Madison, Wisconsin!

Here's some info >

Anonymous said...

did you get to sing the song I wish I were an oscar mayer weiner!!

Anonymous said...

In June 2007, a Wienermobile was stopped in Arizona by a police office after it was slowing traffic and appeared to have a stolen license plate. Further, there was a question whether the vehicle was even street legal according to strict Arizona motor vehicle laws. Arizona has laws where vehicles have to certified as being safe for use. At first a clerical error determined the "YUMMY" license plate to be stolen from Wisconsin, and the Wienermobile was towed and impounded by the police. Later it was released after it was determined that a clerical error indicated the plate was stolen only if it was not on a Wienermobile vehicle.