Yep, that’s right. The Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile is at the N.C. State Fair.
We think it would be great fun to have the Big Cart race the “big hot dog,” but the logistics would just be too difficult to work out. So we’ll just have to live with our own mental image of that “race.” Anyway … I digress.
Fairgoers coming today or Friday can peek inside the hot-dog shaped vehicle that sees plenty of road time going from event to event. Can you imagine riding down Interstate 40 and getting passed by a hot dog in a bun on wheels?
According to one of the hot doggers (those are the people who take the mobile from place to place), the vehicle gets about the same gas mileage as an SUV.
A quick peek inside revealed a fancy interior decked out with a jamming sound system, mustard-and-ketchup-colored bucket seats, a graphic that looks like a cool squiggly line of mustard on the floor between the seats, and a bun-warmer-shaped glove box on the dashboard.
Apparently, there is a singing portion of the interview process for becoming a hot dogger for good reason. They are occasionally called on to sing “THE song.” One of the hot doggers was more than happy to oblige with the “Oscar Meyer Weiner” song when asked.
Be sure to stop by and take your picture with the Weiner Mobile. It is located near Gate 8. And, of course, feel free to sing the song if you want to.