Some say it’s a myth, others say they have only heard of its legendary talesâ€¦but few can actually say, ‘Dude, I was thereâ€¦AND felt it’s golden buns.â€ If you have any inclination as to what buns I’m referring to, I can only assume your heart is racing with anticipation. As was mine when I pulled up to the Krogerâ€¦ questioningâ€¦hopingâ€¦sweating profuselyâ€¦and then I saw it. Just over the horizon, the glorious orange and yellow glistening in the sun…I was in the presence of the one and only Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.
This past week, the famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile became the centerpiece for Houston Children’s Miracle Network fundraising event. Children ate hot dogs, stained their clothes with sno cones and sang ‘Oh I Wish I Were an Oscar Mayer Wienerâ€ in harmony while I led the chorus in spelling out O-S-C-A-R-M-A-Y-E-R. Seeing as though my organized choir tale was false, I feel a sing-a-long would have been top notch, possibly increasing my chances at a record deal.
The highlight of the day you ask? Dress your own giant plastic hotdog then stand in front of the Wienermobile while the photographer yelled, ‘Say Cheesy Wienes!â€ And no I did not wait in line for 15 minutes amongst toddlers so I could get my chance of being spotlighted in the magnificent glow of my childhood dream carâ€¦.ok, I’m lying. Hello my name is Courtney Pembertonâ€¦and it was awesome.
For the grizzly men out there, let me give you a run-down of what this wienermobile is packin’ under its lightly toasted buns. This bad boy is a Chevrolet W4 Series chassis, V-8 with a 6.0 liter 350 Vortec 5700 engine with a GPS navigational system and a state-of-the-art audio center with wireless microphone system. I know what you’re thinkingâ€¦Dear Santa, instead of a Toyota Prius this year, can I have a Wienermobile with all the trimmingsâ€¦and a 6 pack of 100% cotton tube socks.
Of course, we all know the Wienermobile would have never come into existence if it wasn’t for the manâ€¦Oscar Mayer himself. It was through the genius marketing of the Mayer family that for the past 73 years, ten versions of the Wienermobile have brought excitementâ€¦and sometimes confusion, but mostly excitement, to children all over the country . So here is my shout out to Oscar G. Mayer III, who passed away this weekâ€¦R.I.P buddy. You made Houston’s day.
Thanks to Guadalupe for being an awesome Hotdoggerâ€¦I couldn’t have dressed my plastic hot dog with out you!