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Kia & Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits create 2015 Sedona Beer Wagon
LGE*CTS Motorsports tasked with building the rolling beer tap
Project will likely sport a fishing theme
Other features include custom wood paneling, jockey box & room for 4 kegs
The SEMA Show is surely an unadulterated exercise in excess. This can be encouraged by the fact that it goes down in the city of Sin (Sin being an erotic dancer from Henderson). Do you need an all you can eat cheesecake buffet? You already know the reply toMany thanks, 2015 Sedona, for giving of yourself so that we could enjoy a frosty cup (or four) of Ballast Point beer.
Most SEMA Show feature vehicles follow a similar theme (among excess, not cheesecake). Brodozers lifted with increased reservoir volume than Lake Mead sprout up from the convention center floor like so many AT-AT walkers. These too are no doubt equally susceptible to the perils of the common tow cable. Guy. That is in the other end of the spectrum. You realize, the one that provides us all a bad name, rolling a hatch slammed on bags with theyou will find two more kegs back there.
Apart from creating some IG-worthy fodder that include the requisite hashtags – #lol, #wtf, #fail as well as even #wcw, if you’re into that sort of thing – exactly what do these builds do for the remainder of us? Nothing. Like an anime girl shipped to our doorstep, Kia has answered our prayers with not one, but two ambitious SEMA projects which provide us what we really want – ice beer and cream.to raise the roof, as they say.
Kia took the food truck and turned it up to 11 with these two builds. The Smitten Slinger is definitely an ice cream parlor on wheels that started life like a 2015 Soul EV. While the Ballast Point Spirits and Brewing Beer Wagon you see here was once an extremely refined, very luxurious 2015 Sedona using aJust enough room to get a designated driver, as long that driver isn’t us. Hey, somebody has to drink the beer.
Smitten and Ballast Point were founded on the same premise that Kia has placed on these functastic food trucks. By asking if there’s a better way to create something, both rejected the status quo. For Ballast Point, that craft began with a home brewing hobby that blossomed into an obsession to easilyTake a close look, those are three-inch strips of South African mahogany, painstakingly glue-lam’d together.
LGE*CTS Motorsports in San Dimas, California started from the same humble beginnings as a successful body shop that grew to create custom fabrications, restorations and all around wild builds. Today, most of the top manufacturers turn to LGE*CTS to turn their SEMA project dreams into reality. Kia’s dream of a 2015 Sedona beer wagon is grander than most, however.to complement the shape in the Sedona.
Because it’s out of our typical realm, explained Theresa Contreras, the project manager at LGE*CTS, this is definitely one of the most complex builds we’ve ever done. Typically we do paint, tires, suspension and wheels, and maybe a couple of modifications. This build is comprised of chopping off the roof, making new framework, etc. There’s a good deal engineering involved as far as the clamshell concept, with a wood top that opens up into apaint and graphics on a test panel to achieve the look she wanted.
A lot of their beers are named for fish with like-minded labels, for the reason that Ballast Point crew loves fishing almost as much as brewing. Theresa and also the LGE*CTS team continued this theme to theis ready for paint, while we’re ready to get a nap.
Joe Marino from Highline Cabinets created custom wood panels, starting with three-inch strips of South African mahogany, painstakingly glue-laminated together. The finished product feels and looks very nautical, like that of anyJust think, Theresa, only 200 more hours of the and you’re done!
In addition to being the project manager, Theresa is also the resident custom painter at LGE*CTS. When all is done and said, she will have put in a lot more than 200 hours of work to the custom paint that includes reproductions of much of the Paul Elder artwork from yourThis really is all impressive, but we really want to know how to get that tasty Ballast Point nectar through the Sedona into our bellies. To this end, the Beer Wagon will likely be equipped with a jockey box (essentially a cooler loaded with 120-feet of coil to chill the beer) along with a gray water tank. But the most important part is the four Ballast Point kegs residing beneath the taps.