: One of a Kind San Francisco 49ers Cadillac Escalade

11-24-05, 09:49 AM
One of a Kind San Francisco 49ers Cadillac Escalade

Text & Photos courtesy GM Motor Corporation

Powerful Driving Force At 48th San Francisco International Auto Show

Fans of the San Francisco 49ers and automotive enthusiasts alike received an early holiday present when the one-of-a-kind customized San Francisco 49ers Cadillac Escalade was unwrapped for its world debut at the 48th Annual San Francisco International Auto Show. The unique vehicle was unveiled by Cadillac with the help of 49ers player Mike Rumph at the 2006 San Francisco International Auto Show's VIP Night, November 18, 2005, and will be displayed at Moscone Convention Center throughout the show's public days, November 19-27, 2005.

A 2006 model Cadillac Escalade was transformed into a work of art inspired by the 49ers' legacy and team colors. The vehicle was created as the grand prize for the "49ers Kick to Drive" Kicking Contest held over nine pre-season and regular season home games. In August 2005, the 49ers and General Motors (GM) signed a three-year agreement making GM (Chevrolet, Cadillac and HUMMER) the new official and exclusive vehicle of the San Francisco 49ers.

"The 49ers Escalade presents a great opportunity to further enhance our fan experience," said David Peart, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the San Francisco 49ers. "The chance to win this customized vehicle is going to create a lot of excitement among the team's followers."

"This one-of-a-kind Escalade is a very exciting way to pair up the 49ers fans' lifestyle with one of our greatest products," said Mike Jackson, General Manager for General Motors' Western region. "True to the underlining concept of our 'Find Your Style' campaign, we had the ultimate 49ers fan in mind when we customized the 49ers Escalade with unique exterior and interior touches."

The most striking aspect of the 49ers Escalade is the unique paint job that blends a creative mix of 49ers team colors in a chameleon-like fashion. A bold, chiseled exterior is fronted by a specialty grille featuring a 49ers logo and "49ers Edition" badging. Red painted calipers accent 20-inch chrome wheels with 49ers branded wheel caps.

Extra exterior chrome touches can be found from the exhaust tip to the fuel door and from the mirror caps to the door handles. Color-matched running boards and "Escalade" door inserts completes the outer transformation. The interior strikes a chord with a red leather-wrapped steering wheel and red suede inserts on luxurious, shale leather heated seats with 14-way power adjustments, power side bolsters and power lumbar support. The headrests and the floor mats have been embroidered with the 49ers logo. Two nine-inch headrest monitors operate the installed Xbox video game system that comes loaded with Madden NFL 06. A wireless remote operates the Cadillac's DVD entertainment system.

The 49ers Escalade is also fully equipped with a premium nine-speaker Bose sound system with in-dash six-disc changer, sunroof, stylish instrument cluster with bright chrome rings around gauges and an analog clock fashioned by Italian jewelry designer Bvlgari, XM Satellite Radio, DVD navigation system and OnStar. Under the hood, the world's most powerful full-size SUV* features a best-in-class Vortec 6000 6.0L V-8 engine pumping 345 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 380 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. (* Based on horsepower and 7-passenger seating capacity.)

The 49ers Cadillac Escalade was upfitted by Canyon Motors Limited in Los Angeles.

Few vehicles have generated as much buzz as the Escalade in recent years. A leader in the luxury SUV market, the Escalade symbolizes Cadillac's commitment to bold, breakthrough products and has proven popular with professional athletes, musicians, movie stars and automotive enthusiasts.

Fans interested in entering the "49ers Kick to Drive" Kicking Contest for a chance to win the 49ers Escalade, have until November 25 to enter at the Cadillac display at the San Francisco Auto Show, or on the Internet at www.findyourstyle.com.

Five contestants are chosen to kick at each of the nine home games, with the nine winners being invited back for the final kick-off during the halftime show of the final regular season home game on January 1, 2006, against the Houston Texans.


11-24-05, 10:07 AM
This is why GM is going under.

11-24-05, 10:40 AM
Agreed - what hokey BS. Want more Escalade sales? How about a HO Turbo Diesel version? How about a SS version with 500 hp? How about upgraded wheels and brakes (just learning this week) stock brakes SUCK. I know its a odd comparison but when I switch from the brakes on my SRT truck to Caddy I feel like I'm gonna rear end somebody! The SRT will brake from 140 mph to nothing and pull your eyes out of the socket (done it ;)

Diabribe over...sorry ;)

11-24-05, 12:01 PM
This is terrible. The paint job sucks, it doesn't match anywhere!! The only nice job they did was stick some nice 49er stickers on the rims! Terrible choice for grill too. lol....

11-24-05, 12:25 PM
I thought the same thing but then just kinda figured it was that multicolor pearlescent paint...

11-24-05, 03:51 PM
Yeah that is reallllllyyy ugly.

Poor Mike Rumph, he looks like his neck should be hurting looking at that screen,

Sky High Ent.
11-24-05, 06:30 PM
Not only is it ugly but I hate the niners.
So it's a wrap for me.

They should have did a Raiders Escalade.

11-24-05, 09:20 PM
The niners suck and that truck sucks!!!:vomit:

11-25-05, 07:59 AM
Not only is it ugly but I hate the niners.
So it's a wrap for me.

They should have did a Raiders Escalade.


11-25-05, 03:22 PM
Not only is it ugly but I hate the niners.
So it's a wrap for me.

They should have did a Raiders Escalade.

Maybe Cowboys?

11-25-05, 08:44 PM
Looks stupid....Niner's suck !!!

11-26-05, 11:51 AM
We need a Redskins lade! :D

11-26-05, 12:43 PM
He looks comical trying to look at the screen in the headrest... Does the screen pivot so that you don't have to slouch to see the screen? Poor set up if it doesn't...

That paint... Man oh man, if that's the way the pearlesent paint is supposed to shift, it looks like hell... The rear quarter looks like it was painted a different shade! Wouldn't it be best to have the paint shift in the same plane so it looks uniform?


05-18-06, 02:47 AM
love the 49ers but this is just stupid. the only nice thing is the interior. dont like rims, color nothing. i love my teams but damn dont want to be a rolling billboard. anyways to each is their own.
Goodluck Gm in 07 if you keep up this stupid krap. i wonder if Gm executives get on forums.