It does not matter who your favorite team is, tailgating is a sport all in itself and now that we’re approaching football season, it’s once again time to party in style. At Mike’s Auto Body, we want you to have a safe and fun time as you cheer for your Giants, 49ers, A’s, Sharks, Raiders, Warriors, favorite college teams or attend a big arena concert.
Tailgating used to involve simply a vehicle, food and libations, but now people have taken it to a whole new level, including amazing trucks, campers, modified cars and even buses. They’ve also integrated new technology, with high-tech music systems, large screen TVs and outdoor kitchens. And the old days of hot dogs and burgers accompanied by beer have been replaced by gourmet fare and fancy cocktails.
“Tailgating used to be a pickup truck and keg of beer. Now it’s an art form,” says Peter MacGillivray, vice president of events and communication for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a 50-year-old automotive trade organization with 6,500-plus member companies.