Well, K-Day was a bust for your Humble Webmaster. The “Special Colors / First-to-Market” cars offered didn’t impress me, so I wasn’t looking for them. However, there was such a number of fellow collectors ahead of me that by the time I got a chance to rummage through the bins, it was slim pickin’s. I ended up leaving the first K-Day of 2014 with nothing (well, I did pick up a pack of socks).
Nonetheless, it was an enjoyable day. After leaving K-mart, I headed south a few miles, to where the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was stationed.
Yes, you read that correctly: I did indeed type Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. That well-known, well-loved street-legal sausage made appearances here in Pinellas County over the Valentine’s Day weekend. And I, not wanting to pass up such a culturally (and photographically) opportune opportunity, did my civic duty and dutifully took these photographs:
While the sticker was free, the whistle had to be earned: I sang the “Oscar Mayer” song, out loud, in public, and got this toot-sweet prize for my effort. Specifically, the one in the lower-right corner. Note that its base is similar to the road body of the actual vehicle; whereas the one at upper-left, a mail-in premium from a few years ago, has a broad, square base, more like a parade float.
My only regret is that I couldn’t find my Hot Wheels version to include here. But I assure you, I do have one. (C’mon, you don’t actually think I wouldn’t have one, do you?!)