Toledo Gets a Visit from the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!

Folks around Toledo may have noticed an unusual sight in recent weeks: a 27-foot Oscar Mayer Wienermobile (the official name is now the Oscar Mayer Frankmobile), making its way through our city. One of the perks of working in the media? Having the chance to go for a ride in this behemoth with my toddler, Townes! I knew this would be right up his alley because this thing is straight out of a Richard Scarry book.

With “Aioli Anna” and “Jumbo Dog Jimmy” at the helm, we got a chance to take pictures outside of the vehicle at Gunckel Park, take a tour inside it, and then ride around downtown for a bit in it. The duo was generous enough to give us a special Frank whistle and a Frank plushie for Townes!

Here are some “cheesy” facts that the Wienermobile shared with us about this unique vehicle:

  • It’s 60 hotdogs long.
  • It drives coast-to-coast on a weenie roast.
  • It comes equipped with “meat”-belts, ketchup and mustard seats, and a “bun roof.”
  • The first Wienermobile was created in 1936.
  • There are six vehicles across the U.S. at parades, festivals, venues and more!

To track the Oscar Mayer Frankmobile yourself while your family is enjoying summer travels, visit

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