Prepare Yourselves For The Wienerfleet!
Oscar Meyer unveils the WienerCycle and the WienerDroneby Kirby Garlitos, on
If there was ever the perfect vehicle that helps capture America’s Independence Day festivities, it has to be Oscar Meyer’s famed Wienermobile. Unveiled in its original form back in 1936, the Wienermobile has served as the official automotive mascot for the Kraft Heinz-owned meat and cold cut production company. Of course, the hotdog-on-a-bun-shaped vehicle has evolved over the years, even welcoming the WienerMini and the WienerRover. But now the family is growing even more with the addition of two new models, the WienerCycle and the WienerDrone.
The WienerCycle is what it says it is. It’s a three-wheeled moped that carries the same hotdog-on-a-bun look as its big brothers. It doesn’t do much in the way of power – it only has 8.5 horsepower on tap – but it does have the capacity to carry and hold up as much as eight hot dogs in its sidecar warming station. Then there’s the WienerDrone, without question the most incredible-looking of all members of WienerFleet. Not only is it the world’s first ever “unmanned hot dog-carrying aircraft,” but it also brings to life our dreams of one day seeing hot dogs raining down from the sky. It can only travel up to a mile at altitudes of 1,200 feet, but that’s besides the point. The WienerDrone and WienerCycle make our childhood fantasy come to life.
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The WienerDrone is a feast for the eyes
The fact that it’s part of the growing WienerFleet is just ketchup and mustard on that hotdog
There are some things in our lives that we don’t know we want until we actually see it. For someone who grew up loving the WienerMobile, the WienerDrone and the WienerCycle count as two of those things. Those two, especially the WienerDrone, are positively glorious. I never thought I’d get to see the day when a hotdog can be delivered to my hands from a drone. The fact that it’s part of the growing WienerFleet is just ketchup and mustard on that hotdog.
Granted, I don’t know if Oscar Meyer has plans for both the WienerDrone and the WienerCycle to function the way its WienerFleet brethren continue to do to this day, but I’m definitely excited to see what the hotdog company has in store for them. One thing I can tell you is that if it is possible to get my hot dogs from the WienerDrone, I’m doing it without hesitation.
For now, though, I’ll temper my expectations so I won’t get disappointed if these two new WienerRides end up being nothing more than showpieces. It’ll be exciting to see them in action though, but doing so means I’ll have to go to Wiener, Arkansas where Oscar Meyer plans to host a 4th of July party with the entire WienerFleet serving as guests. It’ll be hard to make that trip, so I’ll have to settle for watching this video of the two new members of the WienerFleet getting their proper introduction.