• Mar 16th 2008 at 10:41AM
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The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile is one of America's automotive icons. The giant hot dogs have rolled around the country since the original appeared in 1936 promoting the brand's products. There have been numerous generations over the last seven decades built on a variety of truck and motorhome chassis. It now appears that rising fuel prices have even forced the weiner to shrink. The newest Weinermobile is built on top of a MINI Cooper S and an ABC news crew got it on camera this week. Unfortunately, ABC hasn't caught on to that whole embeddable video thing so you'll have to head over there to check out the video report. See more images of previous Weinermobiles in the gallery below.

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[Source: ABC, via MotorFile]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I have 2 whistles I got from packages of dogs MANY years ago.
      I also have SEVERAL "versions" of the dogmobile from "hot wheels" to plush that have found their way into my life, & I don't think I'll ever let them go!
      My grand daughters think the are cool!

      • 7 Years Ago
      Are you serious? The hot dog is an American icon like apple pie, what the Hell are they doing putting the weiner on a foreign car? Also you never saw a car just the hot dog, why can you see so much of the bloody vehicle? This is just wrong!
      • 7 Years Ago
      They should make Elliot Spitzer drive this weiner as punishment for his stupidty and his crime against the law. It will let everyone know he's small again.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow!...this isn't even a Vienna sausage--it's a "Li'l Smoky"....with wheels! Hillshire Farms should jump on this one!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Philip Morris, an English company, owned Kraft which owns Oscar Mayer so it seems kind of appropriate that the new "bun" would be what was formerly an English make of car although the Mini is now Greman made by BMW.
      More reason we have served our Oscar Meyer All Meat Weiners with lime, and now, saurkraut.
      I expected Philip Morris to come out with a cigarette-mobile when they bought the company.
      • 7 Years Ago
      For what they paid for the makeover, they could have bought a hell of a lot of gasoline. AND, I agree, keep it AMERICAN.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thats really sad you would think that something as American as the hotdog they would at least put an American made car under it. SHAME ON YOU GUYS!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmph...this is what they get for driving it out in January so often.....;-)
      • 8 Months Ago
      You might want to take a look at Oscar Mayer's website. This is not true. The weinermobile is still as big as ever.

      • 7 Years Ago
      So now the Weinermobile is a Vienna Sausagemobile.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmm it went from looking like A bulldog to a dachhund.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Everybody is misspelling the name 'Weiner' - it's
      'Wiener' named after the sausages from 'Wien' - the great city in Austria - 'Vienna' in English language.
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