Tuesday, August 15, 2006
This past Friday I was able to check off another item from my wish list of cultural experiences as I encountered the Weinermobile.
Weighing as much as a million (presumably Oscar Meyer brand) hot dogs, this baby sits on a Chevrolet W4 chassis, runs on a V-8, 6.0 liter 350 vortec 5700 engine and has a 32.1 gallon fuel tank, which isn't all that great since one of the hotdoggers accompanying the Weinermobile informed us that it gets about 10 miles per gallon.
The Weinermobile also boasts gull wing doors, mustard and ketchup colored seats for 6 passengers, a blue sky with clouds ceiling, and a GPS navigation system on a hot dog shaped instrument panel. Take the virtual tour and see for yourself.
As you can see in the picture of the cabin, it's pretty futuristic looking, circa the early 70s--somewhat reminiscent of the G.I. Joe Mobile Support Vehicle that was my pride and joy as a child. If they ever decommissioned one of these babies, it would be pretty cool to take on a cross country drive with some white pajama-type uniforms. I think they should remake "Damnation Alley" or "Ark-2" with the Weinermobile as the main vehicle.
The hotdoggers were also handing out these little plastic weinerwhistles.