Hot Dog! Oscar Mayer is Taking Applications for Wienermobile Drivers

Car Culture 17 January 29, 2019 by

If you’ve always wanted to grab your wiener with both hands and take it on an adventure across the United States, now’s your chance.

Famed hot dog sausage manufacturer Oscar Mayer is hiring. It’s looking for an elite group of people to fill positions as “Hotdoggers”. This select few will then get to drive the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile all over the United States.

Successful applicants will drive the part-truck, part-sausage, all across the Lower-48. Alaska also merits occasional visits, but the last time the Wienermobile flew to Hawaii there were issues due to the state’s ban on billboards.

Over the course of the 12-month contract, the average Hotdogger will drive over 20,000 miles and visit around half of the contiguous USA. That’s not all road miles either; in recent years the Wienermobile has taken to the track at both Laguna Seca and COTA…

The famous Wienermobile is actually in its tenth generation since the first version in 1936. Originally a custom chassis, it now rides on a GMC W Series chassis derived from the Isuzu Elf truck. Coming in at over 27 feet long, it’s got seating for six and room for 27,000 hot dogs. Power comes from a six-liter, V8 Vortec small-block, packing 300hp. We salute the Hotdogger who took that through the Corkscrew.

There are actually six Wienermobiles, each sporting its own novel license plate — such as YUMMY, WEENR and OH I WISH (everybody sing along now). With each requiring two drivers, that’s 12 Hotdoggers in total.

Along with the full-size Wienermobiles, Oscar Mayer also runs a fleet of other vehicles. That includes a moped, a remote control quad, a drone and a Mini. Naturally, each sports the classic hot dog design:

Driving the Wienermobile is as close as you can get to being an Oscar Mayer Wiener, but you’ll need to be quick. The closing date for applications is Thursday, January 31. Oscar Mayer is specifically looking for graduates, and preferably those with a BS or BA in journalism, PR, communications, advertising, or marketing. You’ll also need a love of puns based on meat and bread products, judging by the social media channels.

You can find the job posting here. In case you’re wondering, Oscar Mayer does indeed class a hot dog as a sandwich.

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