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Old 12-28-2017, 02:24 PM   #21
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Weinermobile

When I was 9, I lived in a Milwaukee suburb and my friend Kurt's father (they lived at the end of our street) worked for Oscar Mayer. It was not uncommon for the Weinermobile to be seen driving down Vera Lane toward their house. All us kids just thought it was the coolest thing ever.

One day, I followed it down the street on my metallic purple Schwinn with the banana seat and sissy bar, purple vinyl streamers blowing in the wind off both handlebars.

Though I was shy, I asked Kurt if I could go inside the Weinermobile, and he gave me a tour. I got to go up in the cockpit and everything, and when I left, he gave me a handful of those little plastic weiner whistles as a souvenir or my time in Cooltown. I saw one of those whistles in an antiques store last year for $10. No, I'm not kidding.

It never occurred to me that the WM was a fiberglass creation! How fun!
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:39 PM   #22
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when I left, he gave me a handful of those little plastic weiner whistles as a souvenir or my time in Cooltown. I saw one of those whistles in an antiques store last year for $10. No, I'm not kidding.
Last Summer the driver gave us a few whistles for the kids after our tour too. Somethings haven't changed.

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In '62 Little Oscar & his Weinermobile stopped at our local shopping center cheered on by hundreds of kids. Kind of wish I still had one of the little cars he passed out to us.
They're still on the road; stopped at a local shopping center (near Portland, Oregon) last year and I got a car/whistle just like I had in the late 50s!
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:12 AM   #24
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They're still on the road; stopped at a local shopping center (near Portland, Oregon) last year and I got a car/whistle just like I had in the late 50s!
Cool, I'm 1100 miles from Portland and if they showed up here they'd be lost big time .
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Classy front end.
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Actually I would love the job of driving that about 2 or 3 months in the spring.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:28 AM   #27
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I saw one in Spokane Washington last year. The interior is as amazing as the outside.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:45 AM   #28
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This rig appeared on my block last Summer. Seems the driver was a friend of one of my neighbors. She reported that its very hard to drive.

I heard only a few of these were ever made. Sales were poor due to limited inside space and strange meat product odors.


We had one pass us going East on I-10 in Blythe Ca in April 2005.

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Old 01-09-2018, 01:56 PM   #29
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I used to see one parked outside Anthony Weiner's house all the time in New York
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:20 PM   #30
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This rig appeared on my block last Summer. Seems the driver was a friend of one of my neighbors. She reported that its very hard to drive.

I heard only a few of these were ever made. Sales were poor due to limited inside space and strange meat product odors.
When I was young, I delivered pizza to the Claytons. They owned "Boot's and Sonny's" hotdogs in Spartanburg, SC. They exclusively used Oscar Myer products and they had a wiener mobile for a while. It was always posed outside their home to make the neighborhood people jealous.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:19 PM   #31
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Talk about odor problems:

I'd recognize it anywhere.
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