• Aug 12, 2007
Chicago loves its hot dogs, unless of course they're illegally parked. Then they're getting a ticket just like every other fast food-shaped vehicle breaking the law.

On Thursday, the Wienermobile was caught in a no-parking zone on Michigan Avenue and promptly ticketed by one of Chicago's finest. The 27-foot-long, iconic frank-on-wheels' driver, however, returned to the vehicle just in time to save it from the city's tow truck.

Sydney Lindner, a spokesperson for Kraft, told the Associated Press, illegal parking is against company policy, "even if you're driving a company vehicle that's shaped like a giant hot dog."

It's too bad all the other weenies on the road don't follow proper driving etiquette.

[Source: AP via Forbes]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Autoblog... you have a story as pun-laden as this and I see merely one? It's DRIPPING with pun-portunities. They plump when you cook 'em! Oh wait, wrong brand...

      Props to RicardoHead, that was damn funny.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmm... the driver almost lost his weiner.

      That would hurt big-time. :D
      • 7 Years Ago
      hum.... interesting.

      • 7 Years Ago
      If you put a protective bra on the weinermobile, would it then become a crossover ?? :-)
      • 7 Years Ago
      The weenermobile is still the coolest car to ever hit the road in the history of mankind.

      Plus, even with a fiberglass body, it holds up better in crash tests than any steel car made in China!
      • 7 Years Ago
      If I could have any job in the world it would be driving the O-M Wienermobile!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think that they got a lot of slack from the cops because in a real chicago dog, you don't use an Oscar Meyer hot dog, you use a Vienna Beef. Cops know their dogs, and maybe they thought the wiener mobile needed to get with the times and ketchup.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The mother of this thing's driver should have taught her son to be more careful about where he parked his wiener.
      • 7 Years Ago
      suddenly i feel the urge to sing
      • 7 Years Ago
      if i was the one having to write this thing up for illegal parking
      i'd let it slide just based on the hilarity of seeing it in person.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I agree with Alex, you can't tow the Weinermobile!

      Those Chi-Town cops need a sense of humor ;-)
      • 7 Years Ago
      I find this funny because one of my friend's sister happens to be on the road team, and i saw it two days ago in my town outside of chicago.