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 |  Nov 04 2009, 6:36 PM


Built as a tribute to country music duo Brooks and Dunn, Toyota unveiled the Midnight Rider Tundra Tailgater at the 2009 SEMA Show. Out back, the truck’s bed folds out to reveal a complete tailgating station with countertops, a BBQ, an ice chest and even a draft beer tap. Oh, and let’s not forget an external audio system and a 42-inch flat screen TV.

But the modifications don’t stop there, with this Tailgating machine receiving a long list of toys, ranging from fender flares and a 3-inch lift kit, to a set of 20-inch Mickey Thompson “Classic look” wheels and 35-inch tires. There are also some particularly gaudy western silver door handles as well as a bronze cast and chrome plated Brooks and Dunn steer’s skull logo.

GALLERY: Midnight Rider Tundra Tailgater


 |  Oct 22 2009, 12:31 PM


Thanks to the folks at we have our first glimpse at what the Brooks and Dunn Toyota Tundra SEMA Show truck will look like. Interestingly, the theme of the pickup isn’t so much country music, as it is the Hot Rod car craze. Built to look like a 1950s-style hot rod, the truck will get a wooden flatbed, black paint and the obligatory flames. It will also get a classic bench seat.

The vehicle is being built by motorcycle maker Sucker Punch Sallys and Fender Guitars and will feature a custom Sucker Punch Sally’s Triumph Thruxton straped down in the back. We’ll be sure to bring you plenty of pics when this retro truck debuts at SEMA on November 3rd.

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