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Ah the "Weinermobile " such a classic and a great promotional item that was viewed by thousands.
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Alistair has a picture of Scumdog's '55 F-100 taken at this event and sent it to me. He said that Scumdog has had it for years and drives the tires off it! Thanks for sending the pic, Alistair! Here it is!
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Now that is one sweet little F-100!
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Alistair, This is the Wienermobile that I used to see as a kid, living in Chicago. It drive slowly, covering all the neighborhood streets, and 'Oscar' handed out little plastic hotdog-whistles.
When I live in San Pedro, CA in the '90s used to see weinermobiles quite often driving on the 405, 5 and 110 freeways. It was my understanding that there was at that time a fleet of like 18 of them based out of Los Angeles.
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When I live in San Pedro, CA in the '90s used to see weinermobiles quite often driving on the 405, 5 and 110 freeways. It was my understanding that there was at that time a fleet of like 18 of them based out of Los Angeles.
Oh, Jed... I'm talkin' about in the mid-50's (and dating myself). Oscar Mayer was huge in Chicago and Milwaukee, then.

Robin concurs with you, though. She saw the Wienermobile driving down Santa Monica Blvd., when she was a kid (a-hem, years after I was a kid). The success was so huge, OM did have a fleet by then.

As Dano said, the Wienermobile was seen by thousands (maybe millions). What a shtick! After seeing the Wienermobile, no kid asked mom for a Butterball turkey or a Tyson chicken... we wanted an Oscar Mayer wiener! Every time we obnoxiously blew that whistle was another reminder. (... 'cause if I were an Os-car Mayer wiener, every one would be in love with me...) -brilliant marketing.
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Alistair has a picture of Scumdog's '55 F-100 taken at this event and sent it to me. He said that Scumdog has had it for years and drives the tires off it! Thanks for sending the pic, Alistair! Here it is!
Wow, great pic, it's always nice to see a pic of your ride that was taken by another person, thanks Alstair, it was nice to say gidday to you at M.C.M.

Yep, owned it since 1974, painted it like that in 1986 (like the paint style doesn't tell you that!) and go to any hot-rod type event I can afford to. (That tickled-up 429 sucks the gas fairly well!)
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GREAT ride Tom, love love love F trucks of that vintage.
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Alistair has a picture of Scumdog's '55 F-100 taken at this event and sent it to me. He said that Scumdog has had it for years and drives the tires off it! Thanks for sending the pic, Alistair! Here it is!
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