Football and tailgating are a classic pairing that bring together some of America’s favorite past times: sports, food and cars.
Just like cars are built for racing or hauling, you have to admit that some seem to be built for tailgate parties. Here are 16 such vehicles, all available on ClassicCars.com.
A mahogany roof rack and unique appearance make this 1950 Willys Utility Wagon stand out from the tailgate crowd.
Be the envy at every tailgate party in a 1945 Flxible Bus complete with a refrigerator, sink and generator for all your grilling needs.
This beaut screams brauts and beer. Click through the see the incredible hardwood in the bed of this 1947 Willys-Overland Jeepster.
The bright red body and wide white wall tires on this 1949 Willys Jeepster would be epic for an Arizona Cardinals tailgate party (or for any other team with deep red uniform colors).
Sliders and chili just taste better from the bed of a 1953 Studebaker Pickup.
There’s nothing like a classic T-Bucket to enliven any pre-game. Nicknamed “Break Time,” this beautiful 1923 Ford Model T is the vintage version of every tailgater’s dream.
No bandwagon fans allowed. This ’54 Plymouth Plaza Suburban is perfect for carting little tailgaters to soccer practice.
Its all thrills and grills with a 1955 Willys Overland Station Wagon — this one includes a pop-up sunroof and trailer towing package.
There’s nothing more American than a pickup truck with military-style tires. This 1956 Willys Pickup still has her original color scheme of Julep green with Midnight black fenders.
You might hear country music blasting from this 1957 Ford Thunderbird. In fact, this extremely rare E-code model is from the collection of legendary country music star, Jim Owen!
A lowrider turns heads in any location but this ’59 Chevrolet El Camino almost makes you forget about the big game.
Tinted skylight windows and brand new headliner make this ’64 Volkswagen Bus a true tailgating gem.
Didn’t get tickets to see your favorite team? Watch the game in a 1965 Dodge Van with eye-catching ghost flame headliner with red lighting, television and rocking stereo.
Incredible power wrapped in brilliant style. Did Tom Brady show up to your tailgate? Nah, just a 1968 Dodge Dart.
Get a little dirt on the tires! This 1970 Ford 150 is ready for a back road tailgate now that its just been completely restored including a repaint and big block upgrade.
If the Star Chief Convertible can make it from New York to Hollywood in I Love Lucy, then you know it can withstand any beer pong tournament. Browse more pics of this 1955 Pontiac Star Chief.
What classic tailgating vehicle are we missing?
When and where was your favorite tailgate party?