Looking for the ultimate tailgater truck? Toyota says it’s created just that rig. The Midnight Rider Tundra Tailgater is the Tundra pickup we told you about several weeks ago, and it’s been created as a tribute to the country music duo of Brooks & Dunn.
The Tundra Tailgater started as a two-wheel drive 5.7-liter CrewMax Limited. To turn it into a pre-concert or game truck, Toyota worked with the B.A.D. Company to add a slide-out tailgate and cargo box that houses a Grill N Chill cooking space with countertops, infrared barbeque, beverage tap and ice chest.
It doesn’t stop with the portable kitchen. A 42-inch flat-screen TV and Kicker sound system also sits in the bed. The sound system features a dual subwoofer system and a separate amp, four two-way speakers with tweeters and separate crossovers, and dual two-channel amps with separate equalizers and speaker control units.
On the outside, the Midnight Rider Tundra features a black metallic paint job. The exterior is accented by custom western-engraved silver door handles that look like giant belt buckles, a front grille adorned with a chrome Brooks & Dunn logo steer skull, a chrome-accented steer skull tailgate handle, and a hand-tooled black saddle leather-trim tonneau cover surrounded with custom Brooks & Dunn silver conchos, all created by noted silversmith, artist and horseman, Clint Mortenson of Mortenson Silver & Saddles. Also added is a Brooks & Dunn license plate frame recognizing 20 years of making music. The exterior is topped off with 20-inch Mickey Thompson “Classic Lock” polished aluminum wheels with 35-inch Mickey Thompson “Claw” off-road tires, Bushwacker bolt-on fender flares, a three-inch suspension lift, and Toyota accessorized chrome tube steps.
Inside, the seats have been trimmed in black leather and silver accents. Also added is a hand-tooled silver cupholder faceplate and custom saddle horn shift knob highlighted with a silver cap. The interior features a Toyota navigation system and rear seat entertainment. The audio system was upgraded with Kicker speakers including one subwoofer, one two-way speaker with separate tweeter crossover in each door, four more separate tweeters mounted throughout the cab, and three amps with an equalizer.