No, this isn't about that Weiner.
I live in a small, rural, farming community in Southern, Minnesota. That means many of the locals talk a lot about $300,000+ vehicles with great regularlity - but most of those are made by John Deere or Case IH. We don't have a lot of exciting vehciles here, most everything is functional, and most of it isn't all that remarkable on a day to day basis.
Not familiar with the Wienermobile? Imagine a motorhome sized vehicle shaped like an Oscar Meyer hot dog on a mustard colored base. You can't miss the thing, it's HUGE! The Wienermobile measures 27 feet long and 11 feet high!
The original Wienermobile was created in 1936 by Carl G. Mayer - Oscar Mayer's nephew. There have been ten total variants of the Wienermobile created over the years using various models and brands as the base chassis. In the 50's a Wienermobile was constructed with a Willys Jeep chassis providing the support. In the late 60's the Wienermobile platform moved to a Chevy motorhome base with Ford Thunderbird tailights. Most recently the Wienermobile has found its motivation on top of a GMC-W platform. As you read through the list of the transformation of the Wienermobile, there are parts from all sorts of vehicles over the year that have been grafted onto these sweet rides.
College Students wanted
There are currently seven Wienermobiles assigned to different segments of the country. The "hotdogger" position of driving the Wienermobile is open to U.S. citizens, and the job lasts from the
first of June until the following first of June. Only college seniors who are about to graduate are eligible. I missed my true calling in life. Candidates are screened from an average of 2000 applicants. Every March a pool of thirty final-round candidates are brought to Kraft and Oscar Mayer headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin, for interviews. Each vehicle can hold two hotdoggers, and twelve people are chosen. Currently there are about 300 hotdogger alumni.
The first photo is from my cell phone. Second photo comes from Wikipedia user Scottfamily5.