Yes, my name is Oscar


I’ll admit it, the only thing cool growing up with Oscar being my given name was the Oscar Mayer hot dog song and the Wienermobile.

A little flashback:
Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener
That is what I truly want to be
‘Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener
Everyone would be in love with me.

On a recent trip to Madison, WI which also happens to be the home of Oscar Mayer Headquarters… I saw a Wienermobile. Well it perked my interest a bit and a quick google search led my to a surprise the introduction of the MINI Cooper Wienermobile.

Being a fellow MINI owner this was exciting but why a MINI? With gas process rising Oscar Mayer looked to downsize the American Automotive Icon. The original Wienermobile has rolled around the country for over 70 years. And in my opinion Oscar Mayer couldn’t have picked a more appropriate car.

Wienermobile Facts:
• The first model appeared in 1936
• The Wienermobile license plates are from Wisconsin the full size wienermobile reads ‘BOLOGNA’ the MINI wienermobile reads ‘LTL LINK’
• The full-size wienermobile is 27 feet long and 11 feet high, the MINI version is 15 feet long by 8 feet high
• The full-size wienermobile is powered by a Chevy truck engine, the MINI version is powered by the MINI S engine.

photo credit: uberculture



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