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Life Inside the Wienermobile Vehicle

Stories from the road

Playing Wienermobile Bean Bag Toss

Wienermobile Bean Bag Toss? Count me in! As an avid sports fan, I’ve spent countless hours of my youth perfecting my skills hoping to become a bean bag champion. During Hot Dog High, when my superiors Ed and Sam challenged Beefalicious Ben and I to our first ever Wienermobile bean bag toss game, my skills were quickly tested. We put up a fight, but needless to say, we were terribly outmatched by these veterans. The only thing Ben and I gained on our game was added humility…

After this embarrassment, it has become my mission to become the ultimate Wienermobile bean bag champion. Luckily, being a Hotdogger provides many opportunities to perfect my craft. At every event, we are given the chanceto pick the activity that we would like to spread miles of smiles with. Perhaps the most popular activity is bean bag toss, which gives me the perfect opportunity to practice up for the next big game.

I’ve been working event after event, taking on numerous challengers in my quest to be the best. We play many different versions of bean bag toss with the Wienermobile, as we want to include people of all ages in the activities. For kids, bean bag toss can be as simple as tossing the Oscar Mayer bean bag into the hole in order to win cool prizes such as stickers, whistles, and keychains. For adults, they can also play one on one with a friend or challenge a Hotdogger to a game.

I must say, after numerous games of triumph and defeat, as well as learning from some experts on the road, bean bag toss has become my game. If you think you’re up for the challenge, find me, Deli Eliot, at a Wienermobile near you. If you beat me in a regulation game, I can personally guarantee a one of a kind Wienermobile plush beanie coming your way. Even if you don’t win, everyone still receives a Wiener Whistle, of course!

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Delivering Meals on Wheels with the Wienermobile

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While in Orlando, Florida, Anggie Dogg and I had the opportunity to spread miles of smiles while helping those in need. Teaming up with Seniors First, we drove around the Orlando community delivering meals to seniors who are not able to leave their homes. Check out this bunderful video of one lucky lady’s first ever encounter with the Wienermobile

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Hot Diggity Dog Story Time

People of all ages love the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile vehicles, but I have never seen anyone more fascinated by the vehicle than children. They walk up to it and have no idea what to think of the Wienermobile, but you can tell they are completely intrigued and have never sausage a thing. This was the exact response when we stopped by the Rochester Public Library this month.

We started the day by opening up OUR DOG for the children and parents to take a sneak peek. Everyone relished the opportunity to see our large comfortable ketchup and mustard seats. We continued the day by joining story time. Pepper Jackie Cheese and I read, “The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog.” The children thought the book was bunderful and they were even more excited to parade around the library with their brand new Wiener Whistles.

We ended the day with a scavenger hunt, coloring our very own hot dogs and talking to the children about their favorite part of the day.

Ketchup with me soon!

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America the Bunderful

Over the last five months on the hot dog highways the Southwest Wienermobile team has taken this national treasure to several national parks. Seeing America the bunderful from the cockpit of a 27-foot-long hot dog has been something to relish in.

One of the first parks we braked at was Arches National Park in Moab, Utah.

We also cruised over to Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona. Abe-the-Ham and I made sure to stay on the scenic drive though. We didn’t want to accidentally hit a cactus with OSCRMYR and become a prickly pork sausage!

On our drive haulin’ buns to Lubbock, Texas we made a pit stop at the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. The largest gypsum dune in the world, seeing the White Sands in the middle of the New Mexico desert was as surprising as seeing a wienie-on-wheels cruising through the park!

 


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Fitting our Buns in Tight Spaces. .

We all know how parking can be a problem at any local grocery store or mall, but have you ever thought about how difficult it would be park the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile? Driving the Wienermobile has been quite an adventure, but nothing compares to the tight spots we have gotten our buns into.

In the windy city of Chicago, Pepper Jackie Cheese and I stayed downtown at the Essex Inn. We had one issue, where would we park the Wienermobile? After some tape measures were brought out and management consulted we found a great parking spot in their parking garage, that’s right their parking garage.

So if you are ever in a bind looking for a spot, just imagine having to park a 27-foot long hot dog on wheels.

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A Whistle To Call Her Own

Carol was just a little girl when she first saw the Wienermobile at a parade in her home town. She was excited to see that the drivers were tossing Wiener Whistles to the crowd as they drove past, and reached her hand out to catch one. Just as the whistle was inches from Carol’s hand, the person next to her reached over and caught it first. She left the parade that day disappointed that she never got her own whistle.

As Hotdoggers, we relish hearing stories like Carol’s, and being able to give the story a happier ending. Check out the video below as Carol FINALLY gets her very own Wiener Whistle!

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Hotdogger Essentials

 

1. As a Hotdogger, you need to make sure you protect your lips all day as you stand outside smiling and greeting people at the Wienermobile in all types of weather conditions. Chapstick is definitely an essential item!

2. Standing on your feet is made all the better when you have great sole inserts in your shoes. I recommend buying the gel kind :)

3. To keep your eyes protected on the road, a Hotdogger should invest in sunglasses. With all the different styles out there, it’s easy to find one that matches your personality.

4. Bye bye fanny packs, hello waist aprons! Last but not least, a waist apron is a great and convenient way to store lots and lots of Wiener Whistles since carrying so many won’t fit in my regular pockets.

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Miles of Smiles Through The Mail

There are many ways to remember your visit with the famous 27-foot-long hot dog on wheels – stickers, photos, and of course, the Wiener Whistle. But, dijon know that you can send a postcard right from the Wienermobile?

That’s right, when you ketchup with the big dog, you can send your very own postcard to a friend or family member to let them you that you saw it! All you have to do is write your note, put it in the mailbox at the Wienermobile, and off it will go.

So, the next time you see us in your neighborhood, be sure to stop by and send a postcard to let your friends know that you were the luckiest dog in town!

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From FIU Panther to Anggie Dogg

Last October Deli Eliot and I returned to my bunderful home in Miami, FL. I left on June 3rd to start my journey as a Hotdogger and I have relished it every  day since. I was excited to see my family, my friends and my alma mater at an FIU tailgate. Not only did I get the excitment of returning home in the Wienermobile, but it was also my birthday week. WOW best birthday ever!

I carry proudly the FIU name everywhere I go. Even the president of  FIU, Mark B. Rosenberg , came to congratulate me for being selected as a Hotdogger and to see the Wienermobile in person.

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Wienermobile ‘MEATS’ the Batmobile

Long before they were famous, they were best friends. The Wienermobile and the Batmobile first met in  hotdogville, just outside of Gotham City. Frankly, they became best buds right away. They joked around about how one day they would become America’s icons.

Little did they know how big they would grow up to be and how famous they would become. Nowadays, they are both America’s heroes and the bund between them is like no other. They are both busy dogs, so it is a little hard for the to find the time to ketchup. But, this year, they both had the opportunity to meat again and spend some time together, sharing stories from the road.

They relished their time together…..Okay okay, but there is a real story behind this fantasy of mine.

We were in Phoenix, Arizona and we had the opportunity to ketchup with the Wayne Foundation. Their mission is simple: to raise the spirits of those that are ill. And hot dog do they do a great job! The Southwest team was taken on a tour of the bat cave. And here’s what we saw.

 

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The Wienermobile Run


Six Wieners. One Winner.

Join. Share. Win. After years of touring supermarkets, state fairs and the like, we’re taking America’s most beloved vehicle and giving fans unprecedented access! Browse the different Wienermobile teams and join your favorite to receive a team bumper sticker (while supplies last), help them earn points, and have a chance to win a visit from the Wienermobile Run Champion! This summer you’re going to see the Wienermobile Vehicle like you’ve never seen it before.

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