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Life Inside the Wienermobile Vehicle

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Wiener-mo Playing Cards

After successfully completing Hotdog High, Hotdoggers recite the official Hotdogger Oath, receive our official Wienermobile gear and hit the road. The most recent addition to our Wienermobilia was a set of some of the most franktastic playing cards I’ve ever seen.  Complete with a photo of the coolest hot dog hot rods in town, these playing cards are one-of-a-kind!

Wienermobile Playing Cards

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Sitting Shotbun

When people find out I drive the famous 27-foot-long hot dog on wheels, they always tell me that I’m the luckiest dog in the world. Frankly, I would have to agree! Spending the past year behind the wheel of a giant hot dog, I’ve had the chance to see a lot of the country, meat awesome people, and check out some pretty franktastic sights. Check out my view from shotbun over the past few months in the famous frank!

The Golden Gate Bridge

A beautiful rainbow after a Texas rainstorm

Mt. Shata in the distance

A view of Lake Tahoe from shotbun

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Driving Through the Northwest

As the new Northwest team, Beefelicious Ben and I had our first experience driving through a mountain pass during the winter. Cruising through the snowy mountains of Northern California on I-5, we were required to put chains on IWSHIWR. Can you imagine the sight of a 27-foot-long hot dog with cables on the back tires? It was definitely a franktastic sight to see!

Driving through the mountains

Beefelicious Ben cruising on Interstate 5

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IWISHIWR Hits The Slopes

In Reno, Nevada, Beefelicious Ben and I took IWSHIWR on the scenic kraut to check out Lake Tahoe and hit the slopes. On the drive up the mountain, people were definitely surprised to see our hot dog hot rod round the snowy corners, and we were welcomed with honks, smiles and waves the whole way up.  When we got off the chairlift, the view from the top of Mt. Rose was franktastic. Check out some photos of the trip below and see if you can find IWSHIWR in the parking lot.

Can you find IWSHIWR?

IWSHIWR hits the slopes

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Introducing the New Northwest Team!

As you may know, Hotdoggers spend a year on the road, with our time split between two regions. Beefelicious Ben spend his first half hotdoggin’ around the Northeast, while I spent my time spreading miles of smiles in the franktastic Midwest. After reconvening with the rest of the Hotdoggers in Madison, Wisconsin for our January Staff Meeting, Ben and I set off for our first stop in Portland, Oregon.

As the new Northwest team, Beefelicious Ben and I are bunyond excited to explore our new territory. If you find us in your hometown, be sure to meat up with us and let us know some fun things to do the area!

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The Back of the Bun

Many often wonder about the jingle horn, the blue sky ceiling, the gull wing door – the flashier parts of the hot dog hot rod. But did you know that the our lightly toasted fiberglass bun has a trunk? At least 20 hot dogs long and set between two Thunderbird tail lights, the trunk is one of the most important parts of this frank. What exactly is inside the trunk of a Wienermobile? Well, here is our checklist of essentials:

It's even big enough for a Hotdogger to fit in!

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Honorary Sconnies

As the Midwest team, Sal-Emy and I have spent quite a bit of our tour in bunderful Wisconsin, the home state of Oscar Mayer. As neither of us are from the Dairy State, we like to call ourselves “Honorary Sconnies.” Check out the photos below of some of the things that make Wisconsin, Wisconsin!

Wisconsin welcoming OUR DOG home

LTL LNK in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol

And of course, cheese!

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Wienermobilia in Milwaukee

Recently, the Midwest team visited Milwaukee, the home of Brooks Stevens, who designed the 1958 Wienermobile. We had tons of visitors who came to check out our hot dog hot rod who brought along their vintage Wienermobilia. Check out some of the cool things we saw below!

An old Wienermobile bank

A pedal car

A painted Wiener Whistle used for model train sets

A vintage Oscar Mayer ring

If you happen to come across the famous frank, be sure to bring your own Wienermobilia to share!

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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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Bacon me crazy

The sizzle could be heard around the town. The smell of bacon was in the air. It was time for the celebration of all celebrations – the Second Annual Bacon Festival in Kirksville, MO.

Complete with 2,000 bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwiches, a recipe contest, and the crowning of Miss Sizzle, Young Miss Sizzle, and Little Miss Bacon Bits, Bacon Fest 2012 was definitely a hit.

Each year, Bacon Fest raises money and collects canned goods for three local food pantries, all while honoring the deliciously salty and crispy breakfast (or anytime) food. What could be better?

OUR DOG making some new friends

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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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