The #HellOnBuns Wienermobile travels all over the country and stopped in Houston last week. It scheduled stops in parking lots in front of a couple of HEB and a couple of Fiesta grocery stores in town. Did you know there are 6 Wienermobiles in existence today? We spotted Kacee con Queso and Smokey Steph, aka Team #HellOnBuns, aka Oscar Meyer’s South Team in traffic last week. And we couldn’t help but notice these “hotdoggers” and want to learn more about them!
According to Wikipedia, Carl Mayer (Oscar Mayer’s nephew) created the first Wienermobile version in 1936. Gas rationing during World War II kept the vehicle off the road, but in 1950 several new vehicles were created from a Dodge chassis or Willys Jeep chassis. These Wienermobiles were piloted by “little Oscar” who would visit stores, schools, orphanages, childrens’ hospitals; and participate in parades and festivals. In 1969, new Wienermobiles were built on a Chevrolet motor home chassis and featured Ford Thunderbird taillights. In 1988, Oscar Mayer launched its Hotdogger Program where recent college graduates were hired to drive the mobile through various parts of the country during the summer. Read more about these “hotdogger” drivers here at the Oscar Mayer website: http://hotdoggerblog.com/hotdoggers/
We relished the visit and declare the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile as “Advertising that Works!”