Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Oh, I Wish I Were....!

Dear Blog,

Yesterday, as I was merging onto the US 60 I looked in my rear view mirror to make sure there weren't any cars in the way and this is what I saw...

Yep! It was the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you jealous, mom?

And you bet, I started singing the song!

Here are some interesting facts on the Weinermobile that I found on Wikipedia (Should I not consider them facts, then?):

There are seven Wienermobiles in existence currently, with each assigned a part of the country. The hotdogger position of driving the Wienermobile is an open position to U.S. citizens and the duration of the job lasts for one full year: from the first of June until the following first of June. Every March at Kraft and Oscar Mayer headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin there are final round interviews held for the hotdogger position. Each vehicle holds two hotdoggers, and twelve people are chosen from a final pool of 30 candidates brought to Oscar Mayer headquarters. The 30 candidates are screened across the country from over an average of 2000 applicants. Both current hotdoggers and Oscar Mayer recruiters visit college campuses across the country in search of the next round of hotdoggers. Only college seniors who are about to graduate are eligible for applying to this hotdogger position. Currently there are about 300 hotdogger alumni.

Vanity License Plates (There are more than 7...?):

In June, 2007, a Wienermobile with the Wisconsin license plate of YUMMY made headlines after having been stopped by an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer for having an alleged stolen license plate. Officer K. Lankow had observed the Wienermobile slowing traffic and checked the license plate number to determine if the vehicle was street legal. The license plate came back as being stolen out of Columbia, Missouri, so the officer stopped the Wienermobile and detained the driver. The Columbia Police Department, that had flagged the license plate as being stolen, had neglected to add that it should be considered stolen only if not on a Wienermobile. The Wienermobile was released soon after the error was revealed.

I was determined to get a good picture of it so I had to drive about 60 mph for like 3 miles for it to catch up to me. Everyone was passing me and I thought they were just crazy for not wanting to drive next the the Weinermobile. What a privilege.

Emily Wilcock


  1. OHMYGOSH!! you made my day, smems!!
    remember when you and jill and i saw it in hawaii?!
    maybe it will still be in the valley in a few weeks and i can see it for myself!
    hilarious story about the license plate, by the way!

  2. I saw it too yesterday! It was right in Dobson Ranch neighborhood. Really? only 7? I assumed it was for some kid's bday party or something. And that there were thousands of them.

  3. LOVE this post! I don't remember seeing it in Hawaii though? Mom, I think you have too good of a memory...