Legendary Wienermobile makes a stop in Bowman

Do you wish you were an Oscar Mayer wiener?

One of the most famous vehicles was parked in Bowman. (Photo by Cole Benz/The Herald)

By BRYCE MARTIN | Regional Editor

Do you wish you were an Oscar Mayer wiener?

You might after you saw the authentic Wienermobile in Bowman this week.

One of the only six existing Wienermobiles was parked in front of Bronson’s Marketplace for its opening Wednesday.

Lizzie Duffey of Mcfarland, Wis., said about 70 percent of the Wienermobile’s sightings are at retail stores, openings, parades, food shows, festivals and charity events. Duffey gets to travel the central region of the country with the unique vehicle.

“It is unlike any other vehicle you’re going to see on the road,” she exclaimed.

People were able to peak their head inside the interior of the vehicle and learn about its history.

The Wienermobile has been around for 81 years, according to Duffey, with the first taking its maiden voyage around the United States in 1936. Though the original is no longer around as Duffey explained it is believed its materials were scrapped for World War II.

“We think that’s what happened,” she said. “Oscar Mayer was a very patriotic man.”

Still, people can’t help but hum the Oscar Mayer tune, “I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener,” when they see the Wienermobile driving down the road.

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