Watching the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile go down the street is something that will catch your eye. The first Wienermobile was created in 1936 by Karl Mayer, nephew of Oscar Mayer, founder of the company. There are six Wienermobiles that crisscross the country every year. You can’t miss a hot dog driving down the road. I have had unusual luck seeing them on the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana campus. The company recruits drivers from college campuses. When a college student is selected as a hotdogger, he/she attends “Hot Dog High.” Here they learn how to be a good ambassador for Oscar Mayer. When the Hotdogger hit the road they make visits to charitable organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House, Red Cross Foundation, and retailers selling Oscar Mayer products. They provide goodwill, enhance public relations, and hand out thousands of wiener whistles.
I usually see them every year on campus. This last time I was able to take a quick peak inside before they started their next excursion. It was extremely roomy and comfortable looking.