Hot diggity dog
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Wienermobile visit
Donald Seelhorst has his picture taken next to the Wienermobile by his mother Angelina Rodriguez during a visit at the Safeway Food & Drug parking lot on Thursday, Nov. 29.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Oscar Mayer’s iconic Wienermobile rolled into Tracy to give visitors a look inside the fiberglass bun vehicle at the Safeway Food & Drug at 1801 West 11th Street on Thursday, Nov. 29.

Kevin Jacobsen and Lisa Rosenblum are the Wienermobile’s “hotdoggers”, piloting the six seat, 11-foot-high, 27-foot-long hot dog on wheels that tips the scales at a hefty 14,050 pound.

Different Wienermobiles have toured the United States for 76 years with the one visiting Tracy originally hitting the road in 2004.

The pair went to a special two-week long “Hot Dog High” to learn all things Wienermobile before heading out from Madison, Wisconsin.

So far the pair has traveled through 11 states racking up many miles and waves along the way.

“It’s like driving a little parade everyday,” said Rosenblum as she handed out Wienermobile whistles to visitors in the parking lot.

Wienermobile drivers spend one year traveling across the United States.

“I love my job, it’s an adventure everyday. We get to see the country and make people happy along the way,” Jacobsen said.

Visitors flocked to the yellow and red Wienermobile parked near the entrance to Safeway.

Jacobsen said the Wienermobile draws a crowd wherever it goes.

Most visitors snapped a quick picture or took a quick look at the mustard and ketchup colored interior that features a hot dog shaped dashboard.

“We get a lot of waves and a lot of honks on the road when they see the Wienermobile, Jacobsen said.

The Wienermobile’s Tracy stop went from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and it will head to the Safeway in Modesto on Friday, Nov. 30 and then to Sacramento.

• Contact Glenn Moore at 830-4252 or gmoore@tracypress.com

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