LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is in Lexington on Friday and Saturday as part of its cross country tour. There’s also a stop in Richmond.
Hotdoggers Ashley Ferrara, or ‘American Ashley’, and Tommy Derken, also known as ‘Tommy Salami’, stopped by ABC36 Friday morning to explain their role.
“We’re hotdoggers so that means we are the official drivers of the Wienermobile and we get to take it coast to coast on a wiener roast,” said American Ashley.
And it’s quite the sight. The Wienermobile is 60 hot dogs long, or 27 feet, and 24 hot dogs high which is 11 feet tall. It weighs 140,000 hot dogs.
And there’s an actual school hotdoggers have to graduate from to earn the title.
“We spend about two weeks in Hot Dog High and that’s where we do our training. Then once we graduate and become alumni, we then get to take our Wienermobile on the road,” said American Ashley.
There’s 12 hotdoggers who travel the country in teams of two.
The public is invited to ‘meat’ American Ashley and Tommy Salami on Friday, August 14 at Relic Lexington from 4-6 p.m. at 1170 Manchester Street. They’ll also be setup at Kroger on Saturday, August 15 from 2-4 p.m. at the location on 1650 Bryan Station Road.
If you’re in Richmond, the Wienermobile will be setup Saturday, August 15 at the Farmer’s Market at 1238 Barnes Mill Road from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.