My Valentine has a first name, it’s O-S-C-A-R…

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:

Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner

Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner

That is what I'd truly like to be

That is what I’d truly like to be

'Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner

‘Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner

Everyone would be in love with me

Everyone would be in love with me

Frankvergnuegen

Frankvergnuegen

Back in my day, kids, even the hot dogs were in black & white!

Back in my day, kids, even the hot dogs were in black & white!

Free sticker? Just for showing up? Oh, yeeaaahh...

Free sticker? Just for showing up? Oh, yeeaaahh…

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.

You might say I sang for my supper.

You might say I sang for my supper.

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?!)

~WM

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