What a cool idea! Families are allowed to watch a movie (Wreck-It Ralph) from the football field. True family style tailgating!
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The owners are Gregg & Connie Horsman, Doug Johnson, and Tim Johnson. They bought the 1987 turtle top Dodge van on ebay from a Dallas, TX, couple in March of 2007.
Work began by removing the stove, refrigerator, and rearranging the bench seats so shelves could be added to hold our tents, chairs, coolers, etc... We use our ipod to provide tuneage through the upgraded tuner, amp, & speakers.
The self designed vinyl wrap was applied in August, 2008. Tailgating is huge at ISU and we love being a part of it. The family that tailgates next to us, liked our set up so much they got their own vinyl wrapped tailgating van.
If you're in Ames for a football game, stop by C6 for cold beverages!
Charley Bogwill and Jeff Burdick's passion for tailgating was evident way before the idea to build a tailgate van came along. They have been hosting tailgates for many years, which have included items such as gas-powered blenders, tents with construction heaters (for the ladies, of course), custom ISU helmet hitch-mounted grill, and an ISU Scoreboard replica portable bar with TV and running water! These are not your average tailgaters.
So here it is, TailgateLot.com has officially put out its first "All Points Bulletin (APB)" for this absolutely monstrous tailgate machine. Watch the video, and right after about 10 seconds you will catch a glimpse of what looks likes the Holy Grail of electronically equipped tailgate vehicles. It would be a crime if we do not feature this truck on our website. Iowa State Fans, you of course, can help us the most when it comes to capturing this wicked, and probably mythical machine. However, we do have to say the best part of this video comes at about 22 seconds. The guy shooting the film, in an attempt at being as inconspicuous of possible, pulls a move from the 1930's, and whistles to make himself blend in with the crowd. Classic!
Leave a comment if you know the whereabouts of this ISU tailgating powerhouse.