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 Post subject: Re: A big rig, baby!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:24 am 
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Extremely cool design.


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 Post subject: Re: A big rig, baby!
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Looks like that have some 'to scale' models …

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 Post subject: Re: A big rig, baby!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:27 pm 
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sr wrote:
Looks like that have some 'to scale' models …

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I hope they sell these.

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 Post subject: Re: A big rig, baby!
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waverider wrote:
sr wrote:
Looks like that have some 'to scale' models …

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I hope they sell these.


Hells yeah

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 Post subject: Re: A big rig, baby!
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Never really thought of this. Do teams really drive equipment to away games? I'd assume they'd take it on the plane somehow. So if Miami is playing BC, the equipment is driven all that way?

I want to see Hawaii's truck! Maybe they have an amphibious vehicle?


Yes they do. And as AO Sig noted, so do the bands. It's all just too much to get onto a plane. Drum corps (sort of like professional marching bands that tour the country each summer) often have their own, as do the top college marching bands. Here's a breakdown of the convoy that transports stuff for one drum corps, which are capped by rule at 150 members: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/97/80/42/9780429d6bc7ab1bb99e3ce151f17038.jpg. The NCAA football 18-wheelers even have their own fans: https://twitter.com/ncaafballtrucks?lang=en. I found out that the team has also offered to haul some of the band's stuff to UAB to save on the cost of the band renting their own just for the one game. It's incredible how much cooperation happens on campus now between the band, coaches, dance team, cheerleaders, and athletics admins - everyone's been helping each other out, and it's a good thing to see.

When we were in the Superdome, the band had a rental truck for every home game, and the football team has been renting some trucks for supplemental space, so this probably saves the department/university money long-term (not to mention it's a giant billboard for Tulane football).

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 Post subject: Re: A big rig, baby!
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Looks like it has made it's way on Campus - great pic.

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 Post subject: Re: A big rig, baby!
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I like the reflection of the stadium in the helmet visor.


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 Post subject: Re: A big rig, baby!
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More Rig pics --

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Tulane football notebook: Wave buys 18-wheel equipment truck to keep up with the times

https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans ... dcf83.html

apparently, when WF said he had done it all he wasn't kidding, he drove the equipment truck when he was the HC at Blinn College :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: A big rig, baby!
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This makes me want to get my CDL and volunteer to drive this thing to all the games. Maybe that will be part of my retirement plan.


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 Post subject: Re: A big rig, baby!
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This makes me want to get my CDL and volunteer to drive this thing to all the games. Maybe that will be part of my retirement plan.
Same thing I thought.

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