Do you:

A) Love cars? (Of course you do.)

B) Love football? (Probably.)

C) Love having fun? (More than Jameis Winston loves crab legs.)

If you answered yes to the questions above, this post is for you. Our guide to tailgating will show you how to combine your passion for cars, football, and fun. Just add food, drinks, and good friends, and pre-game just may become the best part of game day.

Browns fans know what we’re talking about.

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Here are 10 car-themed items to fuel your pre-game tailgate party:


ote-810009Folding Chairs

You’re likely going to set up shop three or four hours before game time, so you’ll need plenty of comfortable places to sit. Why not choose a folding chair with your favorite car logo–Mopar, Camaro, Mustang, or something else?





Folding Table

Part of the fun of tailgating is eating.

You need to have a place to set your food and drink, so we recommend a fold-up table with the car logo of your choice.




wgc-el-2413-6_wPower Inverter

Want music in your tailgating area? Hoping to catch some of the pre-game coverage on TV? There are lots of reasons to have electricity available in your tailgating spot, and a power inverter can make it happen.




UMI-12400_SNToolbox Grill

Part of the fun of tailgating is clogging your arteries with brats and red meat. And the only thing more manly than grilling out in a parking lot is doing it with a grill that looks like a toolbox.






amo-rp7011Vintage Cooler

Bring a little old school to the party with this vintage Coca-Cola cooler. You don’t have to put Coke in it. You can also keep your V8, Capri Sun, or whatever else you might drink at a tailgate. We don’t know.




RND-MH-2135_mlPiston Can Koozy

A flimsy can koozy just won’t do.

Genuine Hotrod Hardware offers an array of manlier options to keep your beverages cool. They’ve also got car themed tumblers and mugs for all your beverage-consumption needs.




The folks at Buzzfeed suggest you can use a toolbox to organize your tailgating essentials–bottle openers, trash bags, spatulas, wood skewers, hand sanitizer, or whatever. We think it’s a great idea. Check out their article for more ways you can use your toolbox for tailgating.



Part Tote

Part totes. They’re not just for toting parts any more.

You can use your part totes to transport your tailgating gear to and from the stadium and then store it in between events.





HYG-770_mlFlickin’ Chicken Game

Some people throw the pigskin around. Others play corn hole. Nothing wrong with that if that’s your thing, but we’d like to suggest something a little different: Flickin’ Chicken.  It’s a different spin on traditional party games.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.