WEDNESDAY DEC 15, 2021 |
SeaSucker’s principal gig consists of vacuum-mounted marine add-ons these types of as fishing rod holders, cup holders and dry containers for kayaks and boats, as well as dive tank racks and utility-activity vehicle racks. But this holiday year, the Bradenton-based mostly journey equipment maker went from the captain’s seat to the driver’s seat—outfitting their signature yellow and blue ’66 Volkswagen Bus and ’72 Volkswagen Beetle with hundreds of Xmas lights and decorations to spread the vacation spirit in the Tampa Bay region.
“With how mad 2020 and 2021 have been, we assumed it was extra significant to amp up the Xmas spirit and give again to our regional neighborhood,” says Founder Charles Casagrande. “The brighter the lights and the crazier the decorations, the more substantial the smiles are likely to be.” The multitude of decorations are hooked up with SeaSucker’s modern vacuum mount technological innovation, which is most popular for transporting bikes on supercars that go 160+ mph.
The Bus and Beetle are decorated for Xmas each and every December, but this calendar year Casagrande was determined to make the holiday break shows more substantial than ever. Pretty much 90 distinct SeaSucker vacuum mounts attach snow globes, Xmas trees, Santa’s elves and other vacation favorites. The Bus features a 100+ pound caribou mount as properly as a totally-functional very hot chocolate station and train set. The Beetle has a slot vehicle track wherever kids can select from a wide range of cars to race along the top of the car or truck.
“When I was a kid, I had some youthful adults about me that invested a good deal of time with me, exhibiting me love and supporting me grow,” he shares. “My uncles produced a huge difference in my life. We are in a position to aid other people now, so appeared for an organization that could enable make little ones content and sense cherished.”
The first of the vehicles’ community appearances will be at the Boys & Ladies Club of Sarasota Holiday break Get together on Friday, December 17. The sight of the two vintage autos decked out with the Grinch, the practice from the Polar Express and dozens of Santas are confident to light-weight up some faces—particularly the small children and volunteers at the Club. In addition to the Boys & Girls Club, the SeaSucker Bus and Beetle will make an appearance at St. Armands Circle where by Santa and the SeaSucker team will unfold the holiday getaway cheer serving up scorching chocolate and handing out t-shirts from 6:30pm – 8:30pm on December 18. The autos will also make an overall look in close proximity to the Riverwalk in downtown Bradenton from 6:30pm – 8:30 pm on December 22.
“We do the job extremely tricky, we journey a lot and we glimpse ahead to just about every December so we can enhance the Bus and the Bug and make persons smile!” suggests Casagrande. “Where else can you expend 20 minutes driving and make 50 individuals smile?”
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