Who hasn't wanted to take a ride in the Weinermobile? Outfitting vehicles to look like something else has been one of America's favorite advertising tools since the '30s, and drivers and bystanders have been treated to cars that look like everything from animals to candy -- even shoes. In fact, carrying on in the tradition of Oscar Mayer, there is a whole bevy of food-shaped vehicles that deserve their moment of glory (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons/MarmaDuke Percy).
Anyone who's watched the movie Dumb and Dumber will chuckle at the memory of the MuttCutts van that Jeff Daniels' character Harry Dunne had made for his dog grooming service -- it's a time-honored visual gag. Just this past weekend comedian David Arquette was spotted riding around Indianapolis in anticipation of the Super Bowl in The Chicken Limo. Party animals like Arquette can rent out this luxurious chicken-topped vehicle for special events.
The most famous food truck and the one that sparked this whole phenomenon, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, first debuted in 1936, but some of the more recent food-shaped vehicles on this list are a food fanatic's personal roving masterpeice, like Harry Sperl's hamburger Harley Davidson three-wheeler and Steve Braithwaite's banana car. Others were marketing tools for nationally recognized brands such as Dairy Queen's blizzard-mobile and the Hershey's Kiss truck.
From a hot dog cart to cupcake- and pig-shaped trucks, and even a lobster car, never has a collection of vehicles looked so delicious.
- Ryan Glasspiegel, The Daily Meal
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This cheese car looks so stunningly exquisite that it’s a wonder how many mice it has successfully tricked into trying to nab a bite. More on The Daily Meal: A Food Guide to 2012's Best Picture Nominees Photo Credit: © DepartmentZero.com
The Twirlees Truck may be the first and last time the world will ever see a truck with a cherry on top. Savor the flavor. More on The Daily Meal: 10 Celebrity-Hosted Cruises to Book Now Photo Credit: © Wikimedia Commons/JoeKelsey
Perhaps the most delicious feature of the Sweet Jenni’s Cupcake Truck is how positively lifelike the sprinkles and frosting look. The only thing that would make it look any better would be a sister truck that looks like a glass of milk. More on The Daily Meal: Kate Upton's Most Delicious Food Moments Photo Credit: © Sweet Jenni's Bake Shop
The DQ Blizzard-Mobile is only slightly bigger than a large Blizzard. Those things are massive. More on The Daily Meal: 'Food & Wine" recognizes pastry chefs Photo Credit: © Prototype Source
How special is your special someone? If you can’t spring for a replica of the Hershey Kissmobile to show how much you care, maybe he or she is worth a bag of Kisses? More on The Daily Meal: Mars Bars to Slim Down by 2013 Photo Credit: © Flickr/Bruno-Girin
In 2011 Planters kicked off their "Naturally Remarkable" tour, which espoused the ideals of conservationism to Americans across the country. Mr. Peanut embarked on this nationwide road trip in the Planters Nutmobile, which is made of environmentally-conscious materials and runs on biofuel. More on The Daily Meal: The World's First Test-Tube Burger Photo Credit: © Facebook/Mr. Peanut
Orlando’s Boston Lobster Feast Car serves as an apt reminder of the classic Simpson’s episode when Homer adopted Pinchy the lobster as a pet, accidentally boiled him in the bathtub, and ate him without sharing, because "he would have wanted it that way." Tough, but fair. More on The Daily Meal: Deep-Fried Gravy, the Burger Topping of Champions Photo Credit: © Yelp/CobraK
As if he needed a legitimate reason to roll around in this awesome banana-mobile, Philadelphia-area native Steve Braithwaite plans to drive the car around the world to raise money for charity. More on The Daily Meal: Heart Attack Grill Customer Suffers Cardiac Arrest Photo Credit: © Flickr/jk5854
This Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee/box of doughnuts truck needs no explanation. There is simply nothing like Dunkin' Donuts to get you going on a morning that otherwise feels like it is going nowhere. More on The Daily Meal: Taco Bell Introduces the Doritos Locos Tacos Photo Credit: © Flickr/macfixer
If Portland, Conn.’s Top Dog cart doesn’t make you yearn for encased meats, you either just ate or didn’t get this far in this slideshow. Very little in between. Click here to see More of America's Most Outrageous Food Vehicles Photo Credit: © Flickr/improbcat
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