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Saturday, July 18, 1936. :   The first Wienermobile, a giant hotdog on wheels, rolls out of the General Body Company in Chicago.

     The Wienermobile is essentially an all-metal 4m long hotdog on wheels. The first Wienermobile was built for $5000. Carl G. Mayer, nephew of the lunchmeat tycoon Oscar Mayer, created the Wienermobile to transport the company's first spokesperson, "Little Oscar", through the streets of Chicago, Illinois, promoting Oscar Meyer's "German Style Wieners" and handing out "Wienerwhistle" toys to children.

By 1988, ten new Wienermobiles joined the fleet. These new vehicles were fibreglass and 7m in length. Manufactured by the Stevens Automotive Corporation of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, they were built on converted 1988 Chevrolet van chassis powered by V-6 engines. The Wienermobile continues to be upgraded and developed each year.

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