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Tide fan cruises Atlanta in Bama California Roadster

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ATLANTA, GA. (WSFA) -

If you've ever been tailgating at a college football game, you typically see scores of RVs  and folks cooking out, all part of adding spice to the game.

One man who is attending the SEC Championship game in Atlanta is turning heads with the sharp-looking set of wheels he's getting around in.

It weighs a thousand pounds and cost a little under $10,000, and it's Gordon Rickles' pride and joy, the California Roadster.

Although the colors aren't crimson and white, there's no question what side of the ball Rickles stands on.

The SEC Championship game between Alabama and Georgia is Saturday, but Rickles couldn't wait to get here from Birmingham.  


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Rickles says his little car is street-worthy and even plans to attend the SEC luncheon three miles from the Georgia Dome, three miles in all that scary traffic.

Rickles took Bryan Henry for a spin, and the first thing he noticed was how smooth the Roadster is, and the attention the small car often gets.

Throughout the vast parking lot of RVs, puppy dogs and grillers, Rickles says he'll give his Roadster a good workout today.  

It won't be the first time. Rickles took it to Dallas when Bama played Michigan. Gordon says his ride will become an even sweeter ride if Bama pulls out a win.

It's unclear how Alabama will do Saturday against Georgia but for right now, the day before the game, this Tide fan is rolling.  

Rickles says he doesn't actually drive the Roadster from his home to Bama games. He tows it.

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