Hello there ladies and gentlemen. Are you ready to rock? Are you ready or not? SEMA has been a lot of fun this year, from the show floor to the late night action that is Vegas. But for this diehard rock music fan, the standout was RWC’s Cheap Trick Dream Police Tactical Vehicle.
According to Bjorn Cannon at the RWC booth, the Dream Police Tactical Vehicle was created to commemorate the upcoming 30th anniversary of Cheap Trick’s 1979, platinum selling album Dream Police. RWC had built out true police tactical vehicles in the past, but none that could transport you all the way back to the Budokan.
The folks at RWC nailed this project like a Bun E. Carlos drum fill. From its custom-built tele headstock-shaped side view mirrors and detailed Cheap Trick graphics to the Rick Nielsen signature Hamer guitar holding down the shotgun position in the front seats, the Dream Police Tactical Vehicle keeps perfect time with the concept.
But, they didn’t quit there. The bed of the Dream Police ride has been transformed into the ultimate arena rock experience complete with strobe and laser lights, fog machine and a 32” LCD monitor for playing ROCKBAND 2. What’s more, there are enough tweeters, woofers and subs to rock even the largest venue.
Of course I was at the show on AutoAnything official business, so my interest went beyond the vehicle’s rock ‘n’ roll styling. They started with a stock Chevy Avalanche and packed it full with all of the aforementioned goodies as well as bevy of fun aftermarket accessories. You’ll find a Corsa exhaust system, a Grant Products steering wheel, KC HiLites, an RBP billet grille, Superlift suspension and so much more on this crazy ride. With all of the performance upgrades, even Robin Zander could escape from the frenzied groupies and rock chicks that chase him around after the show.