Some Seriously High-tech Tailgating Vehicles
- Yukon Denali tricked out by CarTronics:
This Yukon XL Denali makes the rounds to several Tennessee Titans and Vanderbilt University football games every season, along with local auto races, restaurant openings, and concerts. The folks at CarTronics have outfitted their Denali and developed a game day schedule to attract maximum attention from tailgating enthusiasts at their chosen venues. Arriving about 4 hours before kickoff at football games, the CarTronics crew sets up in a great tailgating location close to the stadium, using TracVision to show pre-game broadcasts from ESPN and other sports channels. The vehicle features a 40" LCD screen, which is hinged, so it can be positioned to face out the rear of the vehicle, reaching as many viewers as possible.
The "Jambulance" - a 1993 Ford E-One Ambulance in excellent condition - always draws a crowd at University of Toledo "Rockets" sporting events. It includes a KVH TracVision with a ceiling-mounted 32" flat screen LCD HDTV (so it can pivot and face out the back). a hefty sound system in the Jambulance (including a 12" subwoofer and four 6x9 speakers mounted in the rear doors), and a trailer-hitch mounted Freedom Grill.
- Hummer H2 tricked out by Chaudry Custom Sounds:
Chaudhry Custom Sounds'
Hummer H2 is a focal point for pre-game entertainment at every Oakland
Raiders' home game. Tailgaters never need to miss the pre-game show or
the big games thanks to this vehicle's TracVision satellite TV, DIRECTV
programming with local channels and network broadcasts, plus a 42-inch
LCD TV screen in the back of the vehicle with two additional 15-inch
screens coming soon, four 9-inch headrest monitors, one 10.2-inch
drop-down screen, two 7-inch LCD TVs in the visor, and four more 7-inch
screens in the doors.
The KVH Cadillac Escalade:
the pioneer of automotive satellite TV, wanted to showcase the
excitement of watching 185+ channels of DIRECTV® in your vehicle and on
the road so they set out to create a tailgate party-ready, mega-TV,
sports-lovin’ example of mobile satellite TV technology with the sole
intent of bringing car, sports, and TV enthusiasts to their knees. For
starters, the TracVision A7 satellite TV system was mounted to the
Escalade’s roofrack. Then, the grand vision was shared via a Kenwood
eXcelon dual DIN in-dash DVD monitor head unit with navigation, 2 sets
of Vizualogic 9" headrest monitors with integrated DVDs, and a
motorized 32" Sharp Aquos flat screen TV ensconced in an upholstered
steel frame (to match the Shale leather interior) with a peek-a-boo
effect on the tailgate.
A fixture at Georgia football games, the American Radio Tahoe comes equipped with a TracVision, big screen, and a rocking sound system.
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