The first Oscar Mayer Wienermobile left the General Body Assembly plant in Chicago, Illinois on this day in 1936. Designed by Oscar Mayer’s nephew, Carl Mayer, the Wienermobile remains a marketing and advertising device in the form of a hot dog shaped automobile.
Since its inception, there have been 11 versions built, all driven by “Hotdoggers.” While the cars tended to get bigger over the years Oscar Mayer, built a small version in 2008, based off of a Mini Cooper S hardtop. As of 2023 the Wienermobile is now known as the Frankmobile. WHAT?