16 classic tailgating vehicles

16 classic tailgating vehicles

Could you see yourself grilling a braut and sipping a beer behind one of these classic tailgating vehicles?

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.

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A mahogany roof rack and unique appearance make this 1950 Willys Utility Wagon stand out from the tailgate crowd. 

17 Classic tailgating vehicles | ClassicCars.com Journal

Be the envy at every tailgate party in a 1945 Flxible Bus complete with a refrigerator, sink and generator for all your grilling needs. 

17 Classic tailgating vehicles | ClassicCars.com Journal

This beaut screams brauts and beer. Click through the see the incredible hardwood in the bed of this 1947 Willys-Overland Jeepster.

17 Classic tailgating vehicles | ClassicCars.com Journal

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). 

17 Classic tailgating vehicles | ClassicCars.com Journal

Sliders and chili just taste better from the bed of a 1953 Studebaker Pickup.

17 Classic tailgating vehicles | ClassicCars.com Journal

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.

17 Classic tailgating vehicles | ClassicCars.com Journal

No bandwagon fans allowed. This ’54 Plymouth Plaza Suburban is perfect for carting little tailgaters to soccer practice. 

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17 Classic tailgating vehicles | ClassicCars.com Journal

Its all thrills and grills with a 1955 Willys Overland Station Wagon — this one includes a pop-up sunroof and trailer towing package. 

17 Classic tailgating vehicles | ClassicCars.com Journal

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.

17 Classic tailgating vehicles | ClassicCars.com Journal

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!

17 Classic tailgating vehicles | ClassicCars.com Journal

A lowrider turns heads in any location but this ’59 Chevrolet El Camino almost makes you forget about the big game. 

17 Classic tailgating vehicles | ClassicCars.com Journal

Tinted skylight windows and brand new headliner make this ’64 Volkswagen Bus a true tailgating gem. 

17 Classic tailgating vehicles | ClassicCars.com Journal

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.

17 Classic tailgating vehicles | ClassicCars.com Journal

Incredible power wrapped in brilliant style. Did Tom Brady show up to your tailgate? Nah, just a 1968 Dodge Dart

17 Classic tailgating vehicles | ClassicCars.com Journal

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.17 Classic tailgating vehicles | ClassicCars.com Journal

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

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What classic tailgating vehicle are we missing?
When and where was your favorite tailgate party?

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  • Robert Chavez
    February 2, 2018, 4:23 PM

    Beautiful cars

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  • Scott
    February 3, 2018, 4:34 PM

    You needed to find something like a 1970s Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser or Custom Cruiser for this list. Nothing screams "tailgate" like the tailgate off the back of one of those beast station wagons!!

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  • Roy Goodin
    February 4, 2018, 6:47 PM

    Base on the badging and grill that’s a 1977 Ford P.U. Not a 1970

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    • Suzy Carr@Roy Goodin
      February 5, 2018, 11:45 AM

      NO WOODIE STATION WAGONS !!!!!!!!!! You guys totally missed out on this !!!! WOODIES actually have a big TAIL GATE that folds down to put all the food and plates and utensils !!!!!!!!! ANY woodie from the year 1932 to 1954 is IDEAL and ALWAYS was used for TAILGATING !!!!!!!!!

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