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Goodyear Blimp and Wienermobile Make History


SUFFIELD, Ohio. – Two famous American icons, the Goodyear blimp, which began operating in 1925, and the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, which first shifted into gear in 1936, met for the first time today at the blimp’s home base hangar in Suffield, Ohio. The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was visiting nearby Akron, Ohio in support of the Downtown Akron Partnership.

The Wienermobile, which rolls on Goodyear Unisteel G647 RSS tires, and the blimp, both travel the country displaying their respective companies’ brand logo while (among other things) routinely supporting a variety of philanthropic organizations.

Oscar Mayer is a company of Kraft Foods, Inc.

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. The company employs about 70,000 people and manufactures its products in more than 60 facilities in 26 countries around the world. For more information about Goodyear go to


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