Roll Tide: McSweeney Designs Creates Nick Saban Signature Sprinter
Multifaceted Collaboration Creates Collegiate-Themed Coach
Few other pastimes evoke as much passion among Americans as football, and in the Southeast, the passion is especially strong for collegiate football, and for good reason. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is traditionally home to some of the most winning teams in collegiate football, counting among its ranks the four-time national championship-winning University of Alabama Crimson Tide, led by coach Nick Saban. To commemorate Saban’s coaching success, as well as the passion among Bama fans for football, McSweeney Designs created the Nick Saban Signature Series Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, McSweeney Designs is vehicle builder specializing in bespoke conversions for the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Cadillac Escalade, including armored vehicles.
Working directly with coach Nick Saban himself, as well as representatives from Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham, the coachbuilding team at McSweeney came up with a plush rolling tribute to Saban and the Crimson Tide, featuring heated and cooled massaging seats for the main cabin, “Signature Series” custom embroidery and upholstery, a refrigerator, two 40-inch televisions, and one 48-inch 4K curved LED TV in the rear for the ultimate in big-screen tailgating. An iPad controls the entertainment systems, including a DirecTV mobile satellite system, and LED accent lighting, as well as powered privacy shades and a retractable side awning to keep cool under the hot Southern sun.
If you’re a die-hard Bama fan with deep pockets, act fast, as McSweeney plans on building only 15 examples of the van for the 2015-2016 football season.
Source: McSweeney Designs