Las Vegas, NV – Freedom Grill has announced the winners for their inaugural Extreme Tailgating Design Awards contest for project vehicles at the 2007 SEMA Show. Taking First Place honors was John Llado of Wild Side Customs out of Wildomar, CA for his lifted blue flamed 2008 Chevy 2500HD.
“Tailgating is about personalization and John’s treatment of the Freedom Grill FG-50 with paint and pin striping to match the rest of the truck looks terrific,” commented Scott Salter, Freedom Grill’s Founder. “This Silverado would really turn some heads rolling into the stadium parking lot”.
Llado was presented his award by Miss Freedom Grill 2008, Holly Weber. The Freedom Grill design award is a custom etched, full-size beer pitcher and in true tailgating fashion at the urging of the crowd Llado finished off the full pitcher at the presentation. He also received a gift card from Tailgater Meats for premium gourmet cuts of beef.
The second place award went to Automotive Customizers for their camouflaged Nissan Titan King Cab that was displayed in the Nissan North America booth. Among other improvements the Titan featured a Freedom Grill FG-50 with Realtree® “GrillSkins™”.
Third place in the Freedom Grill Design Awards Competition went to ProMotorsports for their Hummer H2 vehicle that also won the best in show award from Funk Master Flex at the Kicker Big Air Bash at the Hard Rock Casino during this years 2007 SEMA Show. The H2 had the FG-50 mounted on the front so the food wouldn’t be blasted off the grill by the powerful bass in the rear.
Over 20 vehicles featuring Freedom Grill products were on display at SEMA Show 2007 in Las Vegas last week. The Freedom Grill Extreme Tailgating Design Award was created to recognize project vehicle builders with projects that promote the outdoor lifestyle with creativity and functionality. The FG-50 was developed with customization in mind and SEMA project builders are the best in the business.
“With all of the great project vehicles at this year’s show this was a tough competition to judge,” stated Salter. “We’re very excited that so many builders are working our products into their designs to create vehicles any tailgater would love to own.”
About Freedom Grill
Freedom Grill, Inc. designs and markets innovative products and accessories for the tailgating, camping and outdoor activities markets. Headquartered in Poway, California, the company’s pioneering barbecues are recognized by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as “The Official Grill of Tailgating.” Freedom Grill products are sold through specialty BBQ, sporting goods, and hardware retailers. For more information visit www.freedomgrill.com.