America's favorite storm team at Todd Wenzel Buick GMC
Todd Wenzel GMC is happy to be the official vehicle partner of the Dominator Team- Reed Timmer, Chris Chittick, and Joel Taylor – from the Discovery Channel's popular series, Storm Chasers, and founders of TornadoVideos.net.
We provided the TVN team with a 2011 Yukon XL, which will soon become the "Dominator 2" tornado-chasing and storm research vehicle. Timmer currently drives a modified 2008 Chevy Tahoe, best known as "The Dominator".
"We felt this partnership was a natural fit," Todd Wenzel said. "Reed and Chris are from Grand Rapids, and they have had great success chasing extreme storms in a GM product. We are excited to be a local partner and keep them in another solid, dependable vehicle."
Timmer and Chittick, together with their vehicle modification team, picked up the Yukon XL on February 3 at Todd Wenzel Buick GMC in Grand Rapids.
Building the Dominator 2
Modifications included a state-of-the art armored shell to protect it, and passengers, from 100+ MPH winds and flying debris. In addition, they will attach various radars and probes to help them collect important data and insight into the destructive twisters they eagerly drive into.
Watch the videos below to see the transformation of the Yukon XL into the ultimate storm chasing machine!
ABOUT THE 2011 YUKON XL
The TVN team picked out a half-ton, four wheel drive Yukon XL SLE in what other color – Storm Gray Metallic. It has a Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI FlexFuel with Active Fuel Management, capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol. And, at just over 222” long, the Yukon XL offers ample room for the team’s numerous computers and research equipment.