This Sweet Space-Saving Barbecue Fits Inside Your Spare Tire

The Front Runner barbecue grate clips right into the center of a truck-mounted spare tire, for easy access at camp and streamline storage on the road. It even looks cool while not in use, if you're into that 80's-aerodynamic accessory style. » 11/14/14 1:36pm 11/14/14 1:36pm

Two Crowd-Funded Inventions That Could Up Your Tailgate Party Game

Parking lot party enthusiast Matt MacLean has invented (and successfully Kickstarter-funded) an all-in-one compostable tailgate-party loadout. Burger bro Matt Hureau wants to put a lift kit on your cheeseburgers. » 10/24/14 3:15pm 10/24/14 3:15pm

How This Guy Made Coffee And Shotgun Shells Part Of The 2015 Ford F-150

Ford Stamping Process & Design Manager Kevin Blaser was bummed when the 2015 Ford F-150 didn't address his one beef with the old truck; no good spots on the tailgate to rest a beverage or a few shotgun shells. So when he realized a new tool was being built to stamp tailgates; he made a design request. » 10/22/14 1:35pm 10/22/14 1:35pm

This Custom Airstream Is The Ultimate World Cup Tailgating Rig

Forget The Lasers, Tailgate Seating Is The SUV Option I Want

Land Rover really worked to impress us at the New York Auto Show. No, not like all the other automakers— Rover rented out an aircraft carrier, for real. They blathered on about "unparalleled innovation" but slipped the SUV's coolest feature; fold-out tailgate party seats, into a dark corner of their press release. » 4/23/14 4:55pm 4/23/14 4:55pm

Driver Tailgates Driver, Both Shoot And Kill Each Other At Car Wash

Two Michigan men are dead after what witnesses describe as a road rage incident gone terribly wrong. Really, really wrong. » 9/20/13 10:00am 9/20/13 10:00am

The Ten Best Vehicles For A Kickass Tailgate

The time has come for gorging yourself on meat products and imbibing fermented wheat drinks. In short, tailgating season is upon us, and Jalopnik readers know the ten best rides for it. » 4/19/13 11:23am 4/19/13 11:23am

Toyota's "Brooks and Dunn" Pickup Has Belt Buckle Door Handles

Toyota's Tundra Midnight Rider Tailgater concept by Brooks & Dunn has got western belt buckle-styled door handles. As the name implies, it's designed to be the ultimate tailgating vehicle. But seriously, belt buckle handles. » 11/03/09 1:00pm 11/03/09 1:00pm

What Car Parts Have You Used As Field Expedient Bottle Openers?

I know what you cancer-stick-addicted types are saying: "But you can use a lighter to open a bottle!" Yes, yes, a key works too, but there's something extra satisfying about opening bottles with your car. » 7/25/09 2:00pm 7/25/09 2:00pm

Ten Best Tailgating Vehicles

The season for tossing around the pigskin and gorging yourself on pig products in the shadow of stadiums is here, and in that spirit we've identified the ten best vehicles for serious tailgating. With the help of our grill-happy readers » 9/26/08 3:00pm 9/26/08 3:00pm we've put together a list of cars, trucks and vans that meet the requirements for…

Party-A-CarGo Kicks Tailgating Up A Notch

With football season looming, it's time to begin preparations for tailgating season. And if you want to enjoy all of the fun of tailgating — music, beer and more beer — without any of the hassle, the Party-A-CarGo box is the way to go. This diamond-plated supercooler includes everything you need for a good time,… » 6/30/08 4:30pm 6/30/08 4:30pm

$17k NASCAR Tailgating Trailer Is Drool-Worthy

We regularly mock anything and everything NASCAR-related around these parts, but you can't deny the fanbase of this racing sport, as proven by this ridiculously amazing NASCAR-themed tailgating trailer. It is loaded up with a full size stainless steel Cal Flame grill, CD/DVD combo deck, JVC stereo system with two… » 5/02/08 1:40pm 5/02/08 1:40pm

Beer, Bratwurst, Baseball, and Belvederes: Tailgate Party Madness With…

Last year, Belvedere Adrian brought two vehicles from his fleet of old Plymouths, plus his vintage Serro Scotty trailer, to a tailgate party before an Oakland Athletics game, and a good time was had by all. Last weekend, however, we figured we needed more Belvederes, so Adrian brought five of his favorite B-bodies,… » 4/25/08 5:20pm 4/25/08 5:20pm