PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Miniature Penn State Tailgate Bus Up For Sale, Tailgate Never Has To End

Tailgating by your mom’s car? Child’s play. Drinking a beer in a truck bed? Amateur hour. Brought your RV to the game? Don’t need it. Your tailgate can be a perpetual whir of wheels and whiskey in “The Bus,” a miniature tailgate bus now for sale on Craiglist.

The mini-bus, owned by Frank from Berwick, PA, was used for proper Penn State tailgating in its prime. His ad says the bus is in fair condition and in need of some new tires, but the vehicle still has hardwood floors, a full stereo system, and is covered front to back in iconic blue and white.

God’s gift to Penn State tailgating was featured in The Daily Collegian in 2009 when Frank from Berwick’s son, Steve Pantalone, purchased the bus for $500 with a friend as a freshman. A small group of  students then got to work on wiring the lights, implementing a sound system, installing oak flooring, painting, and getting a new engine installed. Frank from Berwick would drive the bus through campus picking up some of his son’s friends, blasting fight songs through speakers installed on the outside the bus.

According to the The Daily Collegian, the bus, bought at a church and equipped to carry 22 children, now carries about 25 people and 30 cases of beer. The bus needs some work to pass inspection, but where there’s a will (to drink in a school bus), there’s a way. You can call the number listed on the Craiglist ad for more information.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Gabriela Stevenson

Gabriela is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism and Onward State's student life editor. She is from Norristown, PA, which she normally refers to as "30 minutes outside of Philadelphia" (she looked up the exact driving time). She enjoys Broadway musicals, neck pillows, and eating cereal at night. To contact Gabriela, e-mail her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @GabiStevenson if you want to feel young again.


Other posts by Gabriela

Your Guide To Finding Last-Minute Graduation Housing

If you and your family are entering your last spring semester with a lot less coordination, there are some still some limited but available options for graduation day accommodations.

We Want To See Your Penn State Weddings

All-Sports Museum’s ‘Field to Front’ Exhibit Earns Institutional Achievement Award

Join Onward State: Spring 2019 Application

Want to be a part of the nation’s premier student-run media outlet? Want to have your words read or your pictures seen by hundreds of thousands of readers and social media followers?

Penn State Urges Legislators, Administration To End Government Shutdown

“As we work together to make the impact as least disruptive as possible to our students and employees, we strongly urge Congress and the president to end this impasse.”

Send this to a friend