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.
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One of you has to have a converted ambulance partymobile, right?
Photo Credit: Dave Herholz
10.) Ford F-150 Galpin Tailgate Party Truck
Sure this thing cost $75,000 when it was new in 2004, but it comes with a full BBQ grill, a blender, ice chests, running water, two beer taps, and a motorized cover hiding a 37 inch TV. Worth it.
Suggested By: $kaycog, Photo Credit: Galpin Auto Sports
9.) Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser
You can't front on a classic American station wagon. It might not have a thousand features built in, but it's got room for all your crap and it will be the classiest thing in that beer- and urine-soaked parking lot.
Suggested By: Monsterajr, Photo Credit: Oldsmobile via Alden Jewell
8.) Range Rover Holland & Holland
It's a Range Rover, but with more leather and a wood drinks chest. Because you don't show up at the Ashes in a lorry.
Suggested By: Brian, The Life of, Photo Credit: Land Rover
7.) Mk1 Saab 900
Need a tailgate and lots of room for stuff, but you don't have space in your garage for a wagon, truck, or SUV? Just about everything you could possibly need will fit into the back of a five-door Saab 900. You'll have a tailgate, too.
Suggested By: Highball!, Photo Credit: ThisAfternoon
6.) Citroën HY Van
It's a box on wheels. The sides fold down, and you get what's basically a food truck on the low.
Suggested By: Jonee, Photo Credit: Klaus Nahr
5.) Any Campervan
It's a box on wheels, but comfier. Reader McMike's VW comes with tinted windows, seats that face each other, a table, curtains, a bed, a roof box, an awning, and "44Ah of battery to run blenders, radio, charge phones and mi-fi hotspots for hours while your starting battery is separated and ready to go at the end of the day."
Suggested By: McMike, Photo Credit: McMike
4.) GMC Envoy XUV
You may have heard that the Honda Element has a hose-down interior. This is false - it's wipe down. If you want to be able to hose downt he inside of your midsize SUV, get yourself a retractable-roof GMC.
Suggested By: MontegoMan562, Photo Credit: GMC
3.) Cadillac EXT
If you're looking for the top tier American tailgating vehicle, you've got to make the step up to a Cadillac. Ice chests in the back complete with drain holes and attachments for an aftermarket, uh, fireman's pole.
Suggested By: Viperfan1, Photo Credit: Platinum Stages
2.) An RV
It's a kitchen with an engine. That's really all you need, but any RV is gonna have a bed, too, for when you realize that all those cans of Coors Light made you so sleepy.
Suggested By: Brian, The Life of, Photo Credit: Chuck Stanley
1.) A Converted School Bus
When school districts unload their old buses at auctions, that's your chance to grab the ultimate tailgating vehicle. We're just improvising here but these are just a few things school buses have room for:
- A full kitchen.
- A barbeque pit.
- Multiple beds.
- A shag carpeted mini-den.
- A dunk tank.
- Several refrigerators.
- That oak longtable from your great great grandmother Hilda.
- At least a dozen TVs.
- A zen gargen for quiet contemplation.
And that's just a few suggestions of what could fit in there. You could always just load the entire thing with watermelons and go from there. The possibilities are endless.
Suggested By: Mallory McMorrow, Photo Credit: dbr ATL