Want to get a song stuck in your head? I’ll just leave this right here.
Oh, I’d love to be an Oscar Mayer wiener. That is what I’d truly like to be. ‘Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener, Everyone would be in love with me.
Oh, I’m glad I’m not an Oscar Mayer wiener. That is what I’d never want to be. Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener. There would soon be nothing left of me!
And in case you ever wish to visit the Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile, you can do so at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. Last year I wrote about the Rosa Parks Bus which is on display there. I also wrote about their Mold-A-Rama machines and they happen to have a machine where you can get a Weiner Mobile made.
Have you ever used a Mold-A-Rama machine? It’s a type of vending machine that creates a plastic toy in just seconds.
These machines debuted in the sixties and gained popularity at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. It’s an inexpensive little souvenir that provides entertainment while it’s being made. They can still be found operating in some museums around the country and I encountered this one in Dearborn, Michigan at the Henry Ford Museum. They actually have several of these machines. You can have a bust of Abe Lincoln made or even a Weinermobile (just feet away from a real Weinermobile).
I chose a red 1965 Mustang for the bargain basement price of $2.
They’re kinda smelly when they come out but a fun little souvenir. I’m going to fashion my Mustang into an ornament for my travel tree. Huh. I’ll have tell you about my travel tree someday. . .
Mold-A-Romas are pretty collectible and you can often find them on Ebay but I think the most fun is in actually making one for yourself.