Just a little over 3 weeks remain until College Football Tailgating Season begins! Let’s continue the countdown…To recap, number 5 was stadiums and number 4 was color. This week my number 3 favorite thing about college football tailgating is (drum roll)……
The creativity and ingenuity that tailgaters have is amazing! “Every tailgate starts with getting to the tailgate site, so why not create the ultimate vehicle to do so?” That seems to be the mindset of the amazing tailgaters that I saw last season. The most common way to arrive to the game is by car. With only 6 or 7 home game days a year, you can’t just show up in any car……
It has to show off you school spirit! Like this Hokie themed car complete with a horn that gobbles. Or…
Tiger striped suburban renamed the “tigerbourbon”? Or a purple repurposed bread van? Speaking of vans how about this one…
Need more room than a van? Many tailgaters just get a bus and, well, its easier to show than explain….
Then there were the group of tailgaters who brought RVs, but needed a way to get from the RV lot and visit their other tailgating friends…
That is where the golf cart came in handy. They were found in all sizes and colors…
Some tailgaters wanted a little bit of a smaller ride that could bring their drinks with them….
Scooter Cooler race anyone?
Its one thing to ride your cooler, but why not have a tap installed directly on your vehicle like this Washington tailgating ambulance?
Or, how about an automatic beer dispenser like this one in Wisconsin ?
There are some tailgaters that take the green approach and use two wheels to get to their tailgate…
These are all great ways to get to the game. But the best is…..
BY BOAT! The Huskies in Washington….
and the Vol Navy in Knoxville, do tailagting on water (sailgating or boatgating) THE BEST!
Next week, I will continue the countdown with my 2nd favorite part of College Football Tailgating……
Here is the 2011 Season Schedule
Tailgate 2011 Schedule
Sept 3 Boise St @ UGA Atlanta, GA
Sept 10th Oregon St @ Wisconsin Madison, WI
Sept 17th Auburn @ Clemson Clemson, SC
Sept 24th LSU @ West Virginia Morgantown, WV
Oct 1st Alabama @ Florida Gainesville, FL
Oct 8th Central Mich @ NC State Raleigh, NC
Oct 15th Hampden Sydney@ Emory Henry Emory, VA
Oct 22 Samford @ Appalachian State Boone, NC
Oct 29 Miss St @ Kentucky Lexington, KY (Horse race tailgating also)
Nov 12th Miami @ FSU Tallahasse, FL
Nov 19th Nebraska @Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
Nov 26th Clemson @ USC Columbia, SC
If you will be at any of these games, I would love to meet you!
Also, I know I have mentioned it in the past, but some VERY exciting and big changes to announce very very soon!