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.

Appropriately licensed as WEENR, the Wienermobile sports gull wing doors with an automatic retractable step, a removable bunroof, rear navigation camera, a smiling front grille, and of course, the official Wiener Jingle horn.

This is where all the magic happens. The esteemed pilot of the Wienermobile benefits from a voice-activated GPS navigation system and a computerized control panel with a sound system, all from within a hot dog themed dashboard.

Last but certainly not least, the Wienermobile features a ketchup walkway, condiment splattered carpet, blue sky ceiling art, and six mustard and ketchup colored seats.

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Andrew Wolf

Andrew has been involved in motorsports from a very young age. Over the years, he has photographed several major auto racing events, sports, news journalism, portraiture, and everything in between. After working with the Power Automedia staff for some time on a freelance basis, Andrew joined the team in 2010.
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