This Oscar Mayer Wienermobile video is actually several put together into one. After combining & re-encoding the quality is downgraded from the original unfortunately. You can see a much higher quality up close and personal Wienermobile video I took at the 2012 Illinois State Fair linked below.
As we left Chatham heading into town for the Springfield Downtown Farmers Market – we came across the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. I was aware that it was in the Springfield area yesterday – I didn’t figure on locating it today. The Wienermobile was pulling out of the Prairie Crossing shopping complex onto Route 4 / Veterans Parkway. Not sure if it had done a quick morning event at Meijer, getting gas or had stayed the night at one of the hotels in that area.
I had my girlfriend pull to the side of the road so I could get out to record this iconic vehicle. Unfortunately my video camera decided to act up in the cold – so I didn’t get much of that recorded. Since the Wienermobile was heading in our direction of travel we decided to follow it. The video above shows that adventure. Our Wienermobile stalking ended at the County Market ( formerly Jewel ) on Monroe.
This Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is NOT the same one that was at the Illinois State Fair. That one had Wisconsin license plate OUR DOG – the one above has Wisconsin license plate WEENR. Unfortunately a few years back in Chicago I didn’t get a photo of that Wienermobile’s license plate. So it may have been one of the two I’ve seen this year or a completely different one. The front plate on that one in Chicago was missing when I took photos in 2009.