Credit is due to Nike for creating a vehicle that makes us suddenly care about the AST Dew Tour. Built on an armored amphibious military truck platform — we think a variation of the XM410 — the vehicle combines a 1970's camper with a mobile skate park. There are multiple unique features on this truck for the extreme athlete, including rails for extreme grinding, speakers for pumping out extreme music, a quarter-pipe for extreme skateboarding and a BBQ gallery for extreme BBQing. Despite the "extremeness" of the vehicle, this has the makings of an excellent Post-Apocalytpic Survival Vehicle for Tony Hawk. Now what to call it? Details below the jump:
HELP WANTED: NAME THE ILL-MOBILE
Nike 6.0 and the BMX Crew are at the first stop of the AST Dew Tour in Baltimore. We've created this beast of a machine and we need help coming up with a suitable name. It's a souped-up, tricked out, action sports shred-mobile: part amphib, part 1970's camper, 100% rock and roll. Let's name this thing!!
The 8-wheeled ill-mobile is capable of crossing deserts, climbing mountains and taking the team to any secret spot. Racks for bikes, surfboards, wakeboards, skateboards, mean going anywhere for any scene. There's an on deck bbq for grilling up fresh meat, a deluxe camper shell salvaged from a junkyard in remote corner of Oregon and a basement couch for a front seat.
Rails to grind are featured on both sides, and a quarter pipe folds down for impromptu sessions. The stereo system requires 2 car batteries, a set of jumper cables and a little luck, but once it's blasting, it's like a stick of dynamite in your eardrum.