Five Favorite Tailgating Classics
Football season is in full swing and there’s no better time than now to turn your SUV or wagon into a mobile restaurant and table dedicated to your favorite team. In anticipation of the scheduled battles of your favorite teams, we’ve assembled some of our favorite vintage cars that are perfect for tailgating and are bound to get your essentials to the stadium in style.
Which classic would you take to a tailgate party?
Introduced in 1963, the Jeep Wagoneer was the first luxury 4×4 sport utility vehicle on the market. It provided ample interior space, off-road capabilities, and comfort matched with bold design features. Roll up to the football game in one of these bad boys and the lifted monsters of today will perhaps shed a tear of respect for the vehicle that started it all in the tailgating world.
The Chevrolet Nomad is a slice of Americana in its golden years. The Nomad offers comfort, functionality, and futuristic design to keep up with your contemporary mid-century modern lifestyle. Argyle socks, houndstooth, and vinyl interior with enough chrome to blind you even with sunglasses on, the Nomad commands attention everywhere it goes. On the tarmac of a tailgate oasis the Nomad has the home field advantage.
Mercedes 300TD Wagon
Previously received as a ’80s yuppie family icon, the Mercedes 300TD Wagon has morphed into the jack-of-all-trades sub-culture people mover with everything from hipster bio-diesel conversions to rock bands rolling up to the Troubadour with gear in tow. In the role of a tailgating car, the 300TD will surely attract some attention, especially when you decide to pop the tailgate and whip out the grill and coals for all to enjoy.
The Volkswagen Bus is the iconic cult car of the bunch, a real vintage nomading tailgater’s dream. The Volkswagen Bus stands the test of time with its various models, custom options, and happy-go-lucky design. Some buses were even outfitted with a hot-plate, refrigerator, foldable bed, and canopy. Why go into the stadium at all when you have your very own suite box?
Toyota FJ50 (LWB)
The Toyota FJ50 Long Wheel Base is a truck that actually looks better with battle scars. This utilitarian warthog has been tried and tested across the Sahara Desert to the Amazon rainforests. While yours may not come with such mystique, you’ll likely share these facts happily with fellow motorists whilst popping open your favorite Belgian brew and waiting for your handmade bratwursts to cook on the grill.