Corvette Funfest 2011: Inside The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile
Trivia time: what is 60 hot dogs long, 24 hot dogs high, 18 hot dogs wide, has a GM V8 engine for power, and looks like something you might eat at a ball game? Okay, so it’s not a Corvette, or even a car at all. But the infamous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, first created in 1936 by founder Car Mayer, has been a traveling icon up and down the highways and byways of America, but few have ever seen inside the giant hot dog on wheels. So we took the opportunity to step inside and see what it’s like to traverse the nation in the one and only Wienermobile (actually, there are six; but you get the point).
The Wienermobile, built upon a converted Chevrolet 4-speed/W4 Series truck chassis, is powered by a 6.0 liter, 300 HP Vortec 5700 V-8 that runs on, ahem, high-octane mustard. Hey, we just print what we’re told.