Entries in Van (16)


Arrowhead Assault Vehicle

Here is the Arrowhead Assault Vehicle.  Roger Michler and his crew have been season Ticket holder for about 20 years.

The assault vehicle came about in 2010, and features a 32" Flat screen TV with Dish network satellite.  There is a 10 speaker surround sound system, a 5 foot long modified grill with custom swing away bracket, retractable cooler for the bar and a lot of one off custom graphics.

They did all the work themselves, and have been featured by the KC Chiefs.

Their tailgate averages about 20+ as you can see in pictures and videos.

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Tailgating Fail: You're doing it wrong

This person is clearly doing it wrong!



Iowa State Van: The Suck

Here is the story of the Iowa State van known as "The Suck".

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!




UCF's Knight Force One

UCF's Knight Force Once

With the success of Monday’s Wake Up Call, we are going to keep it moving with UCF this week, and bring out Knight Force One. They have been a game day staple since September of 2007, which coincides with the opening of the Knights’ on campus stadium, Brighthouse Networks Stadium.

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Country Roads, Take Me Home: WVU Tailgate Van

West Virginia Tailgate VanJohn Stimer, who is one of our readers, and a giant West Virginia Football fan, sent us this 1988 Ford E150 Econoline Conversion Tailgate Van. Even though it is well over 20 years old, there are only 88,000 miles on the original engine, and it was actually bought for $1,800, which is a steal with that many miles.

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Tailgating with the Eye of the TIGER

LSU Tailgate VanThere is something about SEC Football and tailgating that just go so well together. And there is something about ex-Swat vans and tailgating that just seem to go hand-in-hand. Well, at least to the Beyl’s and their “ELLESYOU” tailgating crew. They took a 1977 Chevrolet P20 step van, which isn’t winning any LEED contests at 14 MPG and a top speed of 65 MPH, and turned it into a heckuva conversion project.

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Fully Outfitted Tailgate Step Van for Sale

Tailgate Van for SaleIf you are currently in the market for a no work, ready to party, tailgate machine, look no further. This WorkHorse Step Van has very low mileage, and is ready for exterior vinyl art. This incredibly customized tailgate vehicle can feature up to three 46” outdoor sunlight viewable HD LCD Samsung screens. Two of the screens are built into the driver side wall of the vehicle, and the third screen slides into the service window on the passenger side if desired. The professionally installed TV’s are optically bonded with tempered glass so they are rugged and waterproof. Includes DVD/tuners and sound system for both sides of the vehicle, and a third set of outdoor, waterproof speakers for the roof.

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The Iowa State Cyclones Tailgate Van

The Iowa State Cyclones Tailgate VanCharley 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.

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Guide to Buying & Building a Tailgate Rig

Gators Tailgate BusAlthough the thought of buying and building a tailgate vehicle may seem absurd to some (Although, I'm not sure who!), it can seem like a worthwhile expense in the quest for the world's greatest tailgate party. However, shopping for a vehicle that will strictly be used to tailgate before games is a bit different from buying your standard Honda Civic. Below are a couple points to consider when shopping and planning for the mega-beast of tailgating:

1. Plan out everything you want in a Tailgating Machine First.

Some people want a big outdoor deck while others want the most indoor space as possible. Some groups like roof racks while others are not so fond. Some groups want to sleep in the vehicle on roadtrips while others prefer not to take it on road trips at all. All of these minor decisions need to be discussed before making the leap of actually buying a vehicle. Make sure that the vehicle your buying to modify can accommodate for all of your group's tailgating needs.

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Ravens Tailgate Sprinter by CMI

Once again, our friends over at Creative Mobile Interiors (CMI) have done it again! They have converted a stock 2006 Sprinter into a Baltimore Ravens Fan’s ultimate tailgating machine.

The heart and soul of this tailgater is the entertainment center in the back, which includes a 42" Philips flat screen TV, 3000-watt sound system, DVD player, 12" sub woofer, and strobe lights. There is no need to ever go inside because this entertainment center has two custom built in coolers, and A/C outlets!

Inside, you’ll find upgraded cabinets storage, and four leather captains’ chairs with purple piping that swivel 360 degrees. Other amenities include refrigerator for all your tailgating goodies, and more importantly, this Ravens tailgating machine is equipped with its own bathroom…no "port-a-potties" for this group.

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