You’ve seen the latest craze in television – shows like ‘Monster Garage’ and ‘Overhaulin’. Now you can see firsthand the craftsmanship that exists within our own city, as the Edmonton Oilers unveil their new community events cruiser - the Fanboni.
During the off-season, the Edmonton Oilers set out to design a community events cruiser that epitomized “hockey” and the passion for the game that exists within our community. And only in the Heartland of Hockey would you find a vehicle as unique as the new Fanboni. Rather than simply sticking a logo on a vehicle, the Edmonton Oilers went one step further and acquired a second-hand Zamboni. Then the call went out to Edmonton’s most talented auto body mechanics, painters and craftsmen to bring the vision to life.
The result is the Edmonton Oilers Fanboni, a completely overhauled Zamboni that features seating for 8, a plasma screen television, a Playstation 2 with 8 game controllers, a monster stereo system, and more whistles than the entire NHL referee corps. It’s also ready to take to the streets of Edmonton and area.
“We were looking to create a community events cruiser unlike any other,” said Patrick LaForge, President & CEO of the Edmonton Oilers. “And thanks to some of Edmonton’s most talented designers and painters, we now have a vehicle that will help the Edmonton Oilers provide assistance to the community in a lot of creative ways.”
The Fanboni is the Edmonton Oilers gift to the community, and will be available to local non-profit charities to assist with their fundraising efforts, as well as to local businesses and individuals for special events.
The Fanboni was first conceptualized by local designer Ray Fowler, and then given to Ron Hodgson, a member of the Edmonton Oilers ownership group, to turn into reality. After months of strenuous labor from the staff of Milron, who did all of the metal fabrication, and weeks of extensive custom painting and bodywork by Joey Steckler of Joey’s Place, the Fanboni is ready to take Edmonton by storm.