Oscar Mayer built their first Wienermobile in the late 30's and still has them running all over the country. Did anyone make one in a O scale size? It would be wonderful to have one on the layout. Don

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The picture below is the one that they sell at the Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan.

• The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile 

The full scale one is on display in the H.F.M. They also have a plastic car, Mugs, T-shirts Etc.

Gary

Cheers from The Detroit & Mackinac Railway

  Click on photo to enlarge.

Oscar Mayer Wienermoble at the Henry Ford or Amazon

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I think Gunrunner did one.  I have only seen one and Captain John has it.

 

 

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Yes, gunrunnerjohn did make one and I believe it was also command control operated. He posted a video of it here a few years ago.

Murphy's Law says I can't  find a photo of a Moxiemobile fast, even though I have about a dozen books on vintage automobiles.  Someone on here from New England and familiar with the Moxie "softdrink" (I wonder if Cracker Barrel carries it), will have to

produce a picture.  It was not a make of car, but was a large statue of a horse mounted on various producton automobile chasses (safety freaks would go tilt these

days) to advertise the drink.  Drivers on some sat in the saddle and operated a steering wheel with a long shaft.  I think the idea preceded but is similar to the

Weinermobile.  I have seen the pictures, but not the vehicles or even the drink, but

I will keep looking for them.

??Another one of THOSE!!??  What you want to sell is not what I want to buy!

Moxie is a horrid tasting soft drink. 

 

 

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Thanks, "645".  I know I have photos in books, and was looking for those....

If they commisioned one on a LaSalle in 1928, that is not the LaSalle, for that is a

1932, if it is not a 1932 Cadillac, as the radiator mascot appears to be.  (a ride in the

rumble seat does not give you the best view of a horse, but one common to people

worldwide before the automobile, however, the exhause is more pleasant)

??Another one of THOSE!!??  What you want to sell is not what I want to buy!

Are you ready for more Wienermobile, This video is from Germany

If you want to test out your German Speaking Skills, Check it Out.

They like The Oscar Mayer, Wienermobile in Deutchland 

Gary • Cheers from The Detroit & Mackinac Railway

Originally Posted by gunrunnerjohn:

  I wonder if that's "street legal"?

 

 

 

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Highway use "minimums" looks at displacement, and "maximums" at the horsepower.

Good luck with finding insurance though.

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It is a vintage car, probably carries vintage car tags, and therefore is street legal, IF

you'd dare drive it with its mechanical brakes, modified as the linkage is, in today's

traffic.  Insurance is no problen ($), as there are several vintage car insurance agencies/companies, although if you do not restrict it to show or infrequent pleasure driving, it costs more.

??Another one of THOSE!!??  What you want to sell is not what I want to buy!

Since we hijacked the thread to Moxiemobiles, let me add my 2 cents. Here is a full size replica of one of the Moxie cars, which was on display at Knoebels Amusement Park back in 2006. The information placard was on the vehicle. As you can tell, there was quite a variety of models made.

 

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Originally Posted by Marty Fitzhenry:

Moxie is a horrid tasting soft drink. 

Sorry Marty it's only for "grown-ups!" Sorry but it is my beverage of choice!

Thank goodness I don't plan on growing up anytime soon! Moxie is an acquired taste I guess!  Not for everybody.  

      

Chris.

 

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Originally Posted by Southwest Hiawatha:

I'm kind of surprised that nobody has made a Wienermobile in 1:43 die-cast. Seems to me it would be a natural for collectors. It's a design classic by Brooks Stevens, and if reasonably priced it would appeal to kids - what more could you want? 

my guess is that it's probably more about what Oscar-Mayer wants, ie. licensing fees.

 

why people who put out product toys, shirts, hats, etc do not seem to consider the free advertising they're getting is beyond me.

 

cheers...gary

I had a weinermoble when I was young more the size of the bank but where the coin slit is a flat Little Oscar would Bob up and down.

Little Oscar would drive the weinermoble to different stores and hand out samples. I also remember the weinermoble being in parades. I remember being on vacation in the mid to late 70's in NY I think going along the highway and seeing the weinermoble in front of a store and we got off the highway and made our way back to the store so my wife could see it and Little Oscar (she had never seen it before). The last time I remember seeing one was in the 80's or 90's Little Oscar had it infront of Plymouth Meeting Mall (Plymouth Meeting, PA) Little Oscar(?) was handing out weinermoble whissels.

The first two pictures are of the original weinermobles built in Germany I believe, the others with more glass were later models. I like the original ones much better.

 

No attention to highjack, just interested in whatever advertising vehciles might be out

there (Canadian beer brewers, LaBatt's,  and others?,  used some modern designed trucks to call attention to their products).  I think I saw the Weinermobile somewhere, once, in passing, but being from the Midwest, and much preferring hamburgers (been years since I had a "hotdog"), I paid little attention.  With desert SW photos of the WM, apparently they get far afield.  As for Moxie, I have been told to think "poi", the

Hawaiian ground/pounded? root staple, which I thought tasted like wallpaper paste, but the original poster probably has wider experience with poi.  Looking at the WM site,

I did not see that they are offering, even for sale, a model of the vehicle, which would appear to be a current marketing oversight.

??Another one of THOSE!!??  What you want to sell is not what I want to buy!

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