The inside array of multimedia is just the ticket for those boring drives to the desert oasis. A Kenwood 915 DVD flip-face head unit is up front and center. Rear passengers lounge to the soothing visuals provided by the Savv 7-inch headrest and 7.8-inch flip-down monitors. Background noise from Kicker separates emits from the four doors, while serious bang is hiding out in back. Tim Hess of IMZZ did the multimedia install and laid in place a wood and fiberglass subwoofer enclosure worthy of envy. Filled with four 12-inch Kicker subs, Tim also placed the Kicker SX900.2 amps smack in the center of the paint-matched box. Keeping with the blue theme, Enduratex Innovative Vinyls filled all the seat centers, door armrests, and the huge-by-wide headliner.
As if the finished Excursion wasn't enough to snap necks, Steve also has a water-boogie machine to ride behind the V-10. High atop a triple-axle trailer is an Excursion-matching '89 Eliminator 28 Daytona. For motor-vation, Harman Marine in Anaheim, California, rigged the Eliminator with dual Bow Tie 502s turning water-churning horsepower down Merc outdrives and out the Bravo 22-inch props. Steve's "Misfit Toy" is easily capable of running in the 70s with a full bevy of beauties on board. Tabs are kept on all the functions of the engine and drives with the aid of Auto Meter C2 gauges. During the day, they don't do much, but come sunset, those gauges look amazing with their-what else-blue glow. The blue-flamed themed continues up the deck of this beast thanks to The Paint Department in Chino, California. They put down a matching set of licks and covered the aging aqua rod with a fresh white gleam as well. The entire interior in the boat was but a year old, so it was left as it was, but Dana Marine was tapped for all-new powdercoated blue grab handles to update the safety factor. Hess employed a Kenwood/Kicker mix in the boat again. For the entertainment of the sandbar locals, a Kenwood head with Sirius radio dumps maddening vocals through Kicker amps and four sets of 5-1/4-inch coaxial speakers strewn about the cockpit. Filling in the deep grooves are Kicker 10-inch L5 subwoofers mounted amidships under the rear bench seat. Steve steers with the help of a B.A.D. billet half-wrap steering wheel and signals the dual 502s with Eddy Marine controls. Hold on tight if you decide to play with this guy because he believes the boat can fly.
With the boat in tow, Steve has decidedly shown that you can stand out in the sea of evil money here in SoCal. When Steve rolls his package out on the streets and the necks start snapping, that guy on his phone next to him in his SL-55 somehow just can't seem to feel that important anymore. Welcome to the big leagues. Steve couldn't have made it happen without the right people in the industry, and all fingers point to Jim Iiams and his band of merry men at IMZZ Industries. Let the jealousy fly if you must, but when it comes to standing out in any situation, a monster Excursion with a monster motor pulling a monster boat is, well, a monster amount of fun.