At A Glance

Home Team: Minnesota Vikings
Tailgating Since:
Location:  Minneapolis Purple Lot 1
Typical Tailgate Size:  25 Tailgaters
Regulars:  Brad "2.5" Davis, Seilna, Terri, Dan "Coach K" Mike, Jim "Nadog", Todd D, Mike R, Melissa V and Peggy S
Signature Drink: Battle Wagon Juice
Best Local Beer:   Fulton, Summit but our Beer of choice is "Tailgate - Blacktop Blond"
Tailgate Cruiser:  The BattleWagon
Awards: Vikings Gameday program 2001, 2003 & 2004, 2004 Minnesota Vikings Fan of the Year, 2009 - Doug's Wedding Limo
Member Since: October 12, 2008

Member Bio:
Created in 1998, the Battle Wagon stakes its claim as the ultimate tailgating vehicle with an impressive array of options that makes any tailgater “purple” with envy.  Our founders Terry, Doug, TJ , and Michael, developed the main concept for the Battle Wagon while huddled around a camp fire, tailgating in the Washington Avenue Parking Lot. 

The Battle Wagon was built from a 1966 Chevy Step van that was completely restored. The exterior of the vehicle is painted in Viking purple and gold with hand painted custom graphics. The roof of the vehicle has been outfitted with a mobile satellite dish, marine-grade all-weather speakers, and a set of purple colored Federal Signal revolving lights. On the front of the truck are yellow strobe lights, a pair of steer horns on the hood, and flashing purple fog lights to complete the exterior overhaul. Moving to the interior, we find the customized elements that truly make this vehicle the ultimate mobile mancave. Borrowing the interior stylings of a cozy furnished den, the inside walls of the Battle Wagon feature a high quality wood paneled finish accented by an all-weather AstroTurf floor. A fully functional gas fireplace was built over one wheel well while a comfortable couch sits directly across from it on the other. An easy chair, affectionately known as "Grandma's Chair" in honor of the late Laura Moravec (1900-2000), is positioned on one side of the fireplace, with a flat screen LED television on the other. The entire interior is decorated in honor of Viking greats with photos and memorabilia featuring Fran Tarkenton, Fred Cox, and Mick Tinglehoff, as well as more contemporary stars such as, Cris Carter, Randy Moss, and Josh Freeman. The front of the truck houses the command center with controls for the satellite dish, exterior lights, and sound system. This, truly is, the Ultimate Tailgating Vehicle.

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