Chicago Cubs’ Manager Joe Maddon Upgrades His Dodge Van

Joe Maddon's customized Dodge Van 1 photo
Photo: DuPont Registry
The Cubs may not have won the 2015 World Series, like Back To The Future II predicted back in the 1980s, but since Joe Maddon joined the Chicago MLB team, he did lead them to the national tournament.
Whether it's thanks to his famous “out of the box methods,” good fortune or a good game, ever since Joe Maddon took over the steering wheel, the Chicago Cubs have done quite well. They finished the season as the winner of the second National League Wild Card, ending it with 97 wins - a 24-win improvement over last year and their first 97 win season since 2008.

They played against the Mets in the 2015 NLCS, but because of the New York team’s young rotation, they shut down the Cubs offense. After leading to a four-game sweep, the Mets advanced to the 2015 World Series. I guess the Illinois-based Volo Auto Museum is going to keep the DeLorean Time Machine replica this time, considering they promised they would give it away only if the Back To The Future prediction fulfilled.

Getting back to the vehicle in question, this older generation Dodge Van apparently belongs to the Cubs’ manager and was recently restored and upgraded. Call it a present Maddon bought himself, or perhaps it’s just a kind gesture coming from his team. According to Dupont Registry, the vehicle had V8 power and rugged construction, which led to the vehicle’s customization.

Florida-based BLVD Customs was the aftermarket shop to handle business, and it seems they did quite an excellent job. The theme is based on Tommy Bahama print vinyl and Ostrich leather, along with a few acres of classic shag carpet. To support new gizmos such as a 24-inch LED television set, Blu-Ray player, and Apple TV, the car was upgraded with a new alternator.

An eight-speaker component system along with a JL Audio XD 800/8 and a 12TW3 subwoofer were also added. Since we are talking about a van owned by the manager of a baseball team who is always on the road, a fridge was also built in, just to make sure drinks remain cool.
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