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This 1973 Hoosier beauty is a tailgating legend. Restore her glory! Don't miss out on once-in-a-lifetime vintage tees & memorabilia.
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For decades, Hoosier Gold has been the center of the IU tailgating universe. Countless hordes of Hoosiers have enjoyed her amenities and throngs of visiting Hawkeyes and Buckeyes have defiled her. Through it all, she's stood proud with grace and beauty.

Since her marriage to the Upland Festibus in 2009, she's entertained more and more visitors each year, cheerfully accepting larger and larger volumes of used beer. Now, she's plum wore out and she needs your help to keep her legend alive.

The Rewards

We know that you're really putting money into this thing because it's a world-changing cause, but we're putting together some pretty nice items for you, just to say thanks.

Every backer gets the comfortable tri-blend "Elements" shirt. Level up for the vintage "Good as Gold" shirt.
Every backer gets the comfortable tri-blend "Elements" shirt. Level up for the vintage "Good as Gold" shirt.

 

Pledge $250 or more for a lifetime membership and get a little Gold of your own.
Pledge $250 or more for a lifetime membership and get a little Gold of your own.

 

Pledge $500 or more and we'll have a personalized camp chair waiting for you at every game. Pledge $5000 and get your own set of keys to the legendary Hoosier Gold.
Pledge $500 or more and we'll have a personalized camp chair waiting for you at every game. Pledge $5000 and get your own set of keys to the legendary Hoosier Gold.

 

The Basic Renovation

Wiring

For starters, we need to fix the electrical problem that is sucking her soul dry. She needs a jump before and after every game, and she can barely keep her lights on for you to see where you're peeing anymore. This electrical failure also prevents the thermostat from turning on the cabin heater and won't let any of her taillights shine.

Once she's alive and safe to drive, we'll also wire her up to enable more devices to be plugged in. This will include the ability to extend power outside so we can use radios, phone chargers, and electric carving knives on deep-fried turkeys.

Perhaps most importantly, she'll finally be wired for satellite TV inside and out. You'll never have to go all the way into the game just to catch the few minutes of fleeting hope that each game provides.

Floor

We're going to install a rubberized floor that can withstand all of the wear and tear that comes from housing your tipsy spouse and your maniacal children.

Walls, Ceiling, and Trim

The current rotten cardboard lining on the walls and ceiling will be replaced with a durable, washable surface.

Doors and Drawers

There isn't a single door or drawer on her that can be smoothly opened and closed without risk of injury or entrapment. We'll fix that. We'll also finish the entertainment center shelving so that it actually holds a TV.

Plumbing

She's currently incontinent. She's got an uncontrollable leak that prevents her from maintaining water pressure. That's why you have to use a pint of hand sanitizer instead of simply washing your hands with soap and water.

We'll also replace her drain pipe. A pipe that is purpose-built to transport sewage needs to be reliable. The current pipe is jerry-rigged with shipping tape and an old chain and it leaks like a sieve.

Waterproofing

All of the windows leak. She needs a whole new gasket set to keep her insides dry.

Stretch Goals

$7500 - Seating and Upholstery

She's gonna get a brand new set of seats throughout. Seats that are comfortable. Seats that are durable. Seats that have clean storage underneath them. Seats that fold up out of the way when necessary and fold down into sleeping areas when necessary. They might be plaid.

Horn That Plays the Fight Song

Self Explanatory

New Chrome

Bumpers and wheels will be blinged.

Cockpit Renovation

Currently, her speedometer is only accurate to about a 20mph range and there's no mechanism for turning on wipers or the heater fan. She'll get a new dash with lights, levers, and gauges that work. Maybe some custom woodgrain or even a radio that works.

New Bathroom

We'll replace the entire thing with a brand new sink and toilet. We may even install a bidet.

Air Conditioning

We'll make the roof unit work so that she stays cool on hot days.

New Paint

We'll take the Gold to the next level by repainting her with glitter-infused bass boat paint. Of course, we'll restore her exterior artwork to original specifications.

Risks and challenges

We'll need to find craftsmen with skills worthy of Hoosier Gold's high standards.

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    Token Flare

    Get this nerdy tee based on the periodic table of elements. It will prove that you did the bare minimum to support the cause.

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    Walking Billboard

    Get a double dose of gold apparel. You'll be able to show your support even when your game day tee is in the laundry.

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    Gold Member

    You'll receive an official gold plaza pass that gives you unlimited access to gold plaza on all 2017 game days. You'll be able to access the grass, the tree, and all areas of Goldie herself, including the newly beautified bathroom.

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    Lifetime Member

    In addition to your lifetime membership badge, you'll also receive this stunning die cast replica of Hoosier Gold. With working wheels, you'll be able to roll with the Gold any time you want.

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    • Die Cast Gold Replica
    • VIP Membership Badge
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    VIP Member

    Man, you really love to tailgate. Hoosier Gold will support your habit with reserved VIP seating. She'll carry around a personalized camp chair with your name on it. It will be there for you at every game.

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    • Personalized Camp Chair
    • Die Cast Gold Replica
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    Hoosier Hero

    Your support of the legend becomes part of the legend. Your name and 50 word message will be Included on the Hoosier Gold Wall of Fame plaque that will live inside her for years to come. You'll also have the privilege to live inside her. Our Heroes can sleep in the gold on any night before or after any home game, or just pass out for a while during a home game. You'll also get a custom Hoosier Gold IU jersey.

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    • Hoosier Gold IU jersey
    • Personalized Camp Chair
    • Die Cast Gold Replica
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    Shameless Self-Promoter

    We'll put your name or logo on the front bumper. It will be seen by all who pass by on their way to and from the rock.

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    • Personalized Camp Chair
    • Die Cast Gold Replica
    • VIP Membership Badge
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    Rear End Sponsor

    We'll put your name or logo on a custom spare wheel cover. Anyone who follows the gold will know you are a leader.

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    • Custom Wheel Cover
    • Hoosier Gold IU jersey
    • Personalized Camp Chair
    • Die Cast Gold Replica
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    Fly the Flag

    We'll put your name or logo on a custom flag that will fly 30 feet above Gold Plaza on every game day. Your name shall be known from the Convenient Food Mart all the way to Gate 3!!

    Includes:
    • Custom Flag
    • Hoosier Gold IU jersey
    • Personalized Camp Chair
    • Die Cast Gold Replica
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    Owner's Club

    This is what you've been working for. This is the American Dream. You'll get a set of keys to Hoosier Gold. As long as you have a valid driver's license and you are not on the terrorist watch list, you can take her for a spin on any non-game day. Take her camping or use her to transport your entire book club to Olive Garden for a wild night out. The possibilities are endless for Owner's Club members.

    Includes:
    • Set of Keys
    • Hoosier Gold IU jersey
    • Personalized Camp Chair
    • Die Cast Gold Replica
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