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Top 10 Tailgating Cars for 2011

For a huge population of sports enthusiasts, tailgating season (known to the rest of the world as “autumn”) is the most wonderful time of the year.

There are numerous givens when we speak of tailgate celebrations. Frosty adult beverages will be plentiful and will possibly be consumed in new and creative ways. Whether the food is catered or homemade from treasured family recipes, it’s going to be the opposite of healthy. It, too, will be plentiful. All men, women, children, dogs and accessory pets are required to wear team colors. Trash-talking about the opposing team of the day shall occur with regularity.

Another given is automobiles: You can’t very well host a tailgate party without a tailgate, not to mention the vehicle attached to said tailgate. Monstrous recreational vehicles with more amenities than some permanent homes dominate game-day parking lots, but not everyone can afford the $100,000 or more to buy a private-party lot yacht.

The editors from Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com compiled a list of the Top 10 Tailgating Cars with an eye toward the best attributes including passenger space, cargo space, sound systems, and other special features. “While almost any car will do for such a party, we've selected a few that go the extra yard to ensure a rockin' good time,” say the editors. Let the countdown commence.

By Colleen KanePosted August 30, 2011

Ben Vardi