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American Custom Vehicles Provides 2nd Van to ESPN

October 7, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

 

NAIA CEO & President Jim Carr (at left) and College Fanz director of college relations Jason Dannelly with the first College Fanz Van provided by American Custom Vehicles of Elkhart, Ind.

NAIA CEO & President Jim Carr (at left) and College Fanz director of college relations Jason Dannelly with the first College Fanz Van provided by American Custom Vehicles of Elkhart, Ind.

ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen will be at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind., to accept keys to the second College Fanz Game of the Week “Fanz Van” built by American Custom Vehicles of Elkhart, Ind.

The College Fanz broadcast team tours the country broadcasting NAIA football and basketball games live on its College Fanz Sports Network website.

The College Fanz Van is a specially equipped and painted Prestige Traveler. The Prestige Traveler is a new concept in traveling and overnight comfort. With the looks and luxury of a limousine and the comfort and amenities of today’s custom motorhome, the Prestige Traveler is quickly creating a crossover class of its own in the automotive touring industry, according to a news release.

The College Fanz schedule calls for 40 visits to college campuses nationwide.

“We are proud to be the Official Fanz Van of The College Fanz NAIA Football Game of the Week Tour,” stated Terry Minix, president of American Custom Vehicles. “The Prestige Traveler is compact, provides ultimate comfort, and is a proven tailgating machine — it’s the perfect Fanz Van for the tour,” he concluded.

Built on the Daimler Chrysler Sprinter chassis, the Prestige Traveler is powered by the V-6 Mercedes Benz 3.0-liter V6 common rail-direct injection (CRD) turbo diesel engine. This power train delivers powerful, smooth, clean and quiet performance with the added benefit of exceptional fuel economy — up to 24 MPG on the highway.

“From the ultra lightweight composite materials we use to make the coach lighter than when it arrived at our facility, to luxury appointments and upholstery found only in European and marine designs, we’ve departed from the conventional RV of today with every design decision for The Prestige Traveler,” stated Minix.

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