Bassmaster Elite Series pro David Walker posted a YouTube video late last week to give fans a tour of his new luxury Toyota Tundra Platinum Edition customized by none other than fellow Elite Series pro Britt Myers.
“I’m not sponsored by Toyota or anything, but I wanted to do the video so everyone could see all the great features of the truck,” Walker said. “The video was just for fun, to show a truck that has everything a fisherman could ever want.”
Walker ordered the truck and had it delivered directly to Myers who, besides fishing the Elite Series, owns the North Carolina shop CS Motorsports and has tricked out other anglers’ vehicles. Walker didn’t see the finished product until it was ready to come home to him in Sevierville, Tenn.
The short list of items Myers added to Walker’s dream truck includes dual roof-mounted rod tubes that are long enough to carry 8-foot flipping rods; a 6 1/2-inch lift kit that gives clearance for the larger ATX wheels they added; large, chrome step bars; touch-screen DVD players on the back side of the front seat headrests (for his daughters when they travel with him); a high-profile bed topper that can hold tackle, tools and other travel necessities; carpeted bed liner; and a tailgate and rear window that lock down with the rest of the vehicle at the push of a button.
Not to mention Walker’s favorite toy: an auxiliary horn that delivers a (very loud) train-horn blast.
“Ever hear that coming down the road, you’ll know it’s Walker in his new Tundra,” he jokes on the video.
Off-camera, Walker explained that the blast is produced by a set of three 18-inch air horns mounted outside, just under the floorboards. An air compressor powers the horns.
“You push the horn button, and your feet vibrate. Britt showed me one of those, and I thought, ‘That is the funniest thing.’ We’ve already had a blast with it.”
Walker’s first chance to blow the horn at a tournament will be at the Toyota Texas Bass Classic at the end of October, an event that benefits the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The Bassmaster debut of Walker’s vehicle will be at the 2012 Bassmaster Classic.