Imagine having a tackle store in the bed of your truck, a custom LED system and TVs inside every door.
That’s what Britt Myers is building as part of the Ultimate Fishing Tundra, which will be unveiled at the biggest aftermarket auto event in the world, SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association), on Oct. 30.
But first, he’s going to give bass anglers a sneak peek at this weekend’s Toyota Trucks Bonus Bucks Owners Tournament.
“I’ve been having a lot of fun with this project,” said the Bassmaster Elite Series pro who owns CS Motorsports. His car customization company has become so well-known that people ship their vehicles from across the country to the North Carolina office to have their auto styled.
“I’m not going to be happy with this truck until it’s something that makes me say ‘wow,’” said Myers one week before the sneak peek. He said he was expecting to work until midnight on the truck a few times over the next several days.
Myers consulted with other pros on tour, including Kevin VanDam, Terry Scroggins, Mike Iaconelli and Gerald Swindle, for their ideas on what would make a truck the ultimate fishing machine.
“You can push a button and the entire bed comes out, full of tackle,” explained Myers. “It looks like an aisle at Bass Pro Shops. And it’s all lit up with LED lighting.”
Plus, Myers said, it has a 12-inch lift kit on it. “It is a big, mean-looking truck,” he added. “It looks like you can knock over a building with it.”
Competitors and spectators at this weekend’s tournament will get to get up-close-and-personal with the truck before its SEMA debut. This event is the first annual tournament for Toyota Trucks Bonus Bucks participants. There is no entry fee, the winning team gets $5,000, and it pays down to 30th place.
Registration is Saturday, Oct. 13, followed by coaching clinics taught by Bassmaster Elite Series pros VanDam, Iaconelli, Swindle, Scroggins, Myers, Marty Robinson and Casey Ashley. Competitors are also treated to a dinner cruise and a concert afterward.
Competition is Sunday, Oct. 14, beginning at safe light. Anglers weigh in at 2 p.m. at Queen’s Landing, 1459 River Highway, Mooresville, N.C. Competitors fish in pairs and have a five-fish limit. A barbecue dinner follows the weigh-in.
Myers’ truck will be on display both Saturday and Sunday at Queen’s Landing.
Watch for coverage of the tournament on Sunday on Bassmaster.com. Learn more about the event on the tournament website.