The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Is Visiting Jacksonville

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The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is has been drawing stares, grins and thumbs-up since 1936.

The hot dog company’s original car was created by Carl Mayer and built by the General Body Company.  Mayer was the nephew of the company’s namesake.

Since then there have been a series of quirky specialty cars built over the years on variety of chassis sources ranging from Dodge to Willys Jeep to a Mini Cooper S.

Perhaps the craziest version from a parts standpoint was the one built in 1969. It featured Ford Thunderbird taillights and a Chevy motor home frame.

Today there are six different Wienermobiles touring the country, including the one coming to Jacksonville for a Winn-Dixie/Oscar Mayer promotional tour.

It will be on display at the following times and locations Thursday – Sunday:

Thursday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. - Noon
Winn-Dixie #179
11101 Old St. Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. - Noon
Winn-Dixie #7 
10915-122 Baymeadows Road, Unit #12
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. - Noon
Winn-Dixie #141 
11701-10 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32223

Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. - Noon
Winn-Dixie #18
1209 Atlantic Blvd.
Neptune Beach, FL 32266     

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at bbortzfield@wjct.org, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.