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Motor City Food Hot Dogs from a 1965 Pickup

DETROIT, MI — The trend has been burgeoning on coasts, and now these restaurants on are trolling into Midwestern like Autoweek’s hometown of

Working out of refurbished vintage Volkswagens, travel trailers and old catering the proprietors of these mobile are using some creative work and a lot of elbow grease to movable meals to the Motor

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Bill the Dog Guy” of Frank’s Anatra hot dog was inspired to bring mobile to the masses when he saw an Oscar Wienermobile cruising the streets of his neighborhood as a kid. He ran up to the truck to get a hot dog and was crestfallen upon discovering the people onboard were handing out plastic wiener-shaped He vowed to save future hot dog from similar disappointment, founding an itinerant eatery in The truck can be found parked at the farmers market or catering at the Woodward Dream Cruise, hot dogs, Polish and Italian salads and vegetarian options.

“While browsing eBay, I hit the ‘Buy it now’ button for a single-cab ’65 Volkswagen pickup,” said. “I got the VW home, and here I am years later, writing a name on his hot dog with ketchup.”

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Bill worked for Volkswagen in the and knew that the German had produced a pickup. He sought one thinking it would be perfect for his with enough room in for his equipment, an open-air bed so that he interact closely with his and a hint of nostalgia. He flew out to to buy the 1965 model that his restaurant and had it shipped home than driving it. The engine, a VW would have seriously highway speeds. The truck came with a 1200 when it was built.

Bill makes small to the truck each year, the Porsche wheels that on it when he bought it remain. So far he has disc brakes (before, the would drift into the lane whenever he tried to Bill says), propane and tanks and a surfboard rack supports an awning covering the for meeting health-department standards. years ago he had a transmission specially with lower gearing in the few gears to help with the loads his truck generally

One of his favorite parts of his job is chatting nostalgic customers about memories in similar old VWs. “A lot of my is spent talking to people what Volkswagens they to have, saying, ‘My first my first kiss was in one of these Bill says. “I love stories; they bring so happiness out of people. It’s fun.”

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