Monday, June 9, 2008

Gerstenslager: Education and World's Largest Legacy

As many members and fans know, WLT Inc. is developing a new Mobile Museum, utilizing a retired Bookmobile from the Gerstenslager Company.  One of the exciting tie-ins to World's Largest Things is seen here - Gerstenslager designed the 1952 Weinermobile body, adding the all-important bun element.  Here's an amazing resource site that details Gerstenslager history, with an addtional set of links to some thoroughly dangerous sites;

"The years from 1950 to 1954 brought five new versions of the Oscar Meyer Company’s Wienermobile, one of which is in the permanent collection of the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan.

The museum’s 1952 Weinermobile, the focal point of its popular Wienermobile Café, was built by Gerstenslager, as were all five of Oscar Meyer’s early 50s advertising vehicles. Built upon a Dodge chassis the hotdog on wheels featured a high-fidelity public address/sound system and “bunroof”."

-Erika Nelson, Director
Worlds Largest Things, Inc.

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