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8 Perfect Rides for Football Tailgating

George Kennedy

It’s that time of year again! Football season is upon us! Both college and professional football has kicked off, and though the game itself is the highlight of the day, the several hours of tailgating before hand is just as much part of our true national pastime (sorry, baseball). So if you’re planning on tailgating this weekend, might we suggest one of these vehicles perfect for the task:

Ram 2500HD Power Wagon

Ram Power Wagon

Some lists have been kicked around that suggest a minivan is the best way to tailgate. What are you tailgating for? The Bolshoi? Cavalia? No, this is football, and real men tailgate in real trucks. There is perhaps no badder truck out there than the Ram Power Wagon. It features two drainable storage lockers are capable of holding something like 50+ cans. Do we even need to continue this list?

Cadillac Escalade EXT

Cadillac Escalade EXT

Everything about tailgating is ‘Biggie-Biggie,’ like a big box store, manifested as a Sunday pastime. So why not drive the perfect vehicle? The Escalade EXT has a rear wall that folds out, so that you could place the TV behind the rear seats, and watch it from folding chairs placed in the rear bed. The rear seat DVD player should also be great for watching old NFL Films discs.

Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey Vaccum

Okay if you HAD to take a minivan, why not take the one with the built in vacuum? Let’s face it, your friends are slobs, and those crushed chips won’t clean themselves. Also, the HDMI input and rear seat TV screens means you don’t have to cart your flatscreen around with you to tailgate.

International R-140 4X4 Wagon

International 4X4

So you’re tired of everyone rolling up in brand new trucks to tailgate? Well then perhaps its time you go old school. The International R-140 Station Wagon will certainly turn heads, and it has enough capability to tow the biggest trail-able grills and smokers.

Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar F-Type

You know what’s better than lugging all that crap, just to have your friends leave a mess in your truck that you have to clean up? Being one of the useless friends! It has two seats, so you’re not going out of your way to pick friends up on the way to the game. Oh and with 380 horsepower under the hood, you’re leaving after the game with the quickness!

Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

Porsche Panamera Hybrid

Okay, so you don’t want to be that jerk that doesn’t carpool, shows up empty handed, and takes off when it’s time to clean up. In addition to being responsible, perhaps you are also environmentally responsible. Then pick a car that allows you to pick up two friends, cart down a decent amount of goods, and still manage 30 mpg highway. Heck you can probably even run the engine while you’re tailgating and still use less fuel than a truck did driving down to the game.

Land Rover Range Rover

2014 Land Rover Rnage Rover

You could try and outmuscle the next guy over in the parking lot outside the stadium, with a bigger truck. Or you could not only out muscle (with a supercharged V8) but you could also out-class, with one of the most regal and capable SUVs on the planet. It has plenty of room for all the gear, but we might suggest putting a tarp down if you are transporting a grill.

Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

What’s American, V8-powered, has room for the family and has a tailgate? Sure, plenty of pickups, but so is the V-Wagon! These are essentially the hallmarks of an ideal tailgating vehicle, but this wagon piles on the style, ands its exhaust note will likely drown out any modded-up pickup.

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