Those of you who think that the Toyota Tundra was the first vehicle to be associated with B.A.S.S. must not have been around during the 80s and 90s, or at least not receiving Bassmaster magazine at that time. For a long while, you couldn’t leaf through an issue without seeing an ad (like this one) for Choo-Choo Customs, which created the official vehicles of the tour.
Long before boat wraps became de rigueur for the top pros, at least a few of them could be found in customized boxy Suburbans, short-cab pickups and passenger vans that bore Choo-Choo’s work. They were conservative – none of the vans, at least to my knowledge, had the Molly Hatchet type murals you might see on the set of Dazed and Confused – but distinctive nonetheless. Most importantly, they had the B.A.S.S. seal, periods and all.
As far as I can tell, Choo-Choo is defunct, at least in the form that existed 20-plus years ago.
Do any of you know when they ceased to be a B.A.S.S. sponsor?
Do any of you still have a Choo-Choo in your possession? A brief internet search pulled up a few of their products, not just tow vehicles but muscle cars like Camaros, too.