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Travel Channel Show Seeking NASCAR Tailgaters

Posted by Dave On February - 15 - 2013

Daytona 500

We got this from the folks at the Travel Channel and thought we would pass it along.

Are you a die-hard fan of NASCAR and attending the Daytona 500? Travel Channel will be filming at this year’s Daytona 500 and is seeking NASCAR superfans for a new series. We are looking for:

  • A NASCAR-obsessed family in need of a tailgate upgrade – Do you love Daytona but wish you had a better tailgate setup?
  • The best food – Do you have the ultimate signature dish, award-winning food creations, or one-of-a-kind recipes?
  • The most unbelievable tailgate setup – Do you have a tricked out RV, unique tailgating inventions, or the perfect tailgating spot?
  • The best Daytona 500 events – Do you host the best Infield parties, potlucks, contests, or games?
  • The most unique Daytona 500 fan traditions – Do you have any peculiar or outrageous customs or superstitions?

If you or your family fit any of the above descriptions and will be at this year’s Daytona 500, then Travel Channel wants to hear from you!

Please tell us about yourself by emailing: [email protected] with subject line “Daytona 500,” and include photos of you and your family showing off your NASCAR/Daytona 500 pride!

Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper #105: Kate Upton Edition

Posted by Dave On February - 17 - 2011

Depending on how old you are will determine how fondly you hold the opinion of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. For those that are older, the SI Swimsuit Edition was something that was rare and coveted because of its scarcity. The Swimsuit Edition was coming out on news stands well before the days of Maxim Magazine where today, scantily clad women are commonplace. Before the days of the Victoria’s Secret catalog, you needed to pick up the SI Swimsuit Edition for that one week. If you missed it, you had to wait a whole year. And Sports Illustrated launched the modeling careers of many young ladies whom we all refer to as “Super Models” today. Household names like Cindy Crawford, Christie Brinkley, Rachel Hunter, Kathy Ireland, Heidi Klum, Elle Macpherson, Rebecca Romijn, Cheryl Tiegs and Tyra Banks among others all became household names because of their appearance in the magazine.

In honor of another Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition hitting people’s mailboxes this week, we pay homage to one of the rookies to the Swimsuit Edition, Kate Upton. We’re betting you will be seeing a lot more of her in the next few years. Need more Kate Upton? Click HERE for her complete photo gallery from SI. Links follow the eye candy:

Kate Upton

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Weekend Wrap #51: Post-Valentine’s Day Edition

Posted by Dave On February - 15 - 2009

news_wrap.jpgHopefully you and your wallet survived Forced Affection Day Valentine’s Day. There is nothing like a day wrought with indecision based on what and how much you should buy your significant other on February 14th. Do you risk looking like a cheapskate and hedge on the low end? After all, we are in a recession and nothing screams “waste of money” like something you know will be thrown away within a week, a.k.a. flowers. Do you go unoriginal and go with the box of chocolates and run the risk of your wife’s ass expanding to the width of that BBQ grill you wished you received? The only way I can see a Valentine’s Day well spent would be tailgating with the one you love. Then again, if you can find a woman who will spend V-day tailgating, you better marry her right then and there before someone else steals her away. Now on with this week’s links…

Exclusive Interview With Playboy Playmate Laura Croft

Posted by Dave On July - 22 - 2008

laura_croft_02.jpgBefore you bombard my inbox with hate mail telling me an exclusive interview with the July 2008 Playboy Playmate of the Month is just a shameless tactic to gain more visitors, please hear me out. Laura Croft is a not just an excruciatingly hot young woman. That alone would make we want to interview her. The real reason I sought her out is because she is also an avid tailgater. That’s right, even Playboy Playmates like to crack open a cold one and do a little tailgating before the game starts.

laura_croft_01.jpgWhen I read in Laura’s hometown newspaper that she thought tailgating before a monster truck rally would be a romantic evening, I just had to ask this girl some questions. Special thanks to the Playboy PR staffers, Jessica Sigelbaum and Christina Manzo, for helping me get in touch with Laura for this interview.

Tailgating Ideas: I read in your hometown newspaper, The First Coast News, that you said your idea of a romantic night out “would involve tailgating with friends before going to a monster truck rally”. Normally the words “tailgating” and “romance” often don’t collide in the same sentence. Can you expand on that?

Laura Croft: I’m not into what people call romantic things. I think that it’s kind of corny and it embarrasses me!

Tailgating Ideas: Since you are from the Jacksonville, Fla. area, have you ever tailgated at a Jaguars game or the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party between Florida and Georgia? If so, which one is better in your opinion?

Laura Croft: Definitely the cocktail party! Florida vs. Georgia weekend is super fun! But the Jags are ok too.

Tailgating Ideas: What are some of the things you like to have with you, food, gear, games, etc. while out tailgating?

Laura Croft: BOOZE, food, fun friends and an air horn.

Tailgating Ideas: How did you get into tailgating and who introduced to the tailgate party lifestyle?

Laura Croft: My friend Shelby.

Tailgating Ideas: Describe your first tailgate party and how old were you?

Laura Croft: I think I was 20 and tailgated in the infield of the Daytona 500.

Tailgating Ideas: What is it about tailgating that you enjoy so much?

Laura Croft: Drinking, people watching and tootin’ my air horn.

Tailgating Ideas: While you are hanging at the Playboy Mansion, any plans to take Hef or the Girls Next Door tailgating while you are out in So Cal?

laura_croft_04.jpgLaura Croft: (laughs) I wish! Hef likes to party! He’s a good dancer.

Tailgating Ideas: If your car only seats four people, who are the three other people you would bring to a tailgate party?

Laura Croft: My best friend Shelby, my dog Farnell and someone with a mullet… or my boyfriend. WORD!!

Images of Laura Croft appear courtesy of Playboy.
For more information and more photos of Laura Croft, please visit Playboy.com (NSFW)

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