T.I.V. (Tornado Intercept Vehicle)

A quick break from car show photos. Some of the National Stormchasers were in my area this afternoon. This unusual vehicle was parked at our local (Beatrice, NE) KFC. Either the stormchaser duds were getting lunch or they were looking for some garbage to refuel the "Flux Capacitor".

  • nikita4229 6y

    Cool photo! I have a flickr friend from Australia coming to the states to chase tornadoes later this month. Maybe he'll be in a contraption like this.
  • marc50 (since 2006) 6y

    Wild looking vehicle. Very interesting find. I consider these guys a bit crazy. :-)
  • Leon Baker47 6y

    Wild , Wacky stuff !
  • pjh60 6y

    Lucky you John. I heard they were in the area, didn't know they meant right in town!
  • Ron Kube PRO 6y

    A bit over the top, but very cool!
  • Pablo PRO 6y

    wow. in the thumbnail i thought it was an armadillo parked in the KFC
    parking lot.

    wonder what happens when this puppy gets sucked into a funnel? is that the aim?
  • Old Boone PRO 6y

    Nice! I saw this truck/tank on the Storm Chasers series on Discovery. I would never want to see this in real life though...means bad weather is close by.
  • Jeff Carrel 6y

    Why didn't you call me...you should know better then that!!! I saw them drive by my place heading south.
  • kaeryn PRO 6y

    Wow - ain't seen nothing like this in Scotland!!!
  • aad PRO 6y

    Cool Crazy Car!!!
  • Steve Hamilton PRO 6y

    Ok, so that is just plain nuts :) John, I don't think that is a good thing that they are in your area. Interesting contraption though.

  • NebraskaSC Photography PRO 6y

    Seen in Nebraska Thunderstorms
    Please tag your photo "Nebraska Thunderstorms"

    Seen in Tornado Alley (USA)
    Please tag your photo "Tornado Alley USA"
  • Robert 6y

    I think this is the new TIV vehicle. This is the truck from Storm Chasers on the Discovery channel. Last year it broke down all the time so they went back to the old one. guess they got it fixed.
  • Chuck Starr 6y

    now that is awesome, these guys are watching to many road warrior reruns !!
  • NebraskaSC Photography PRO 6y

    When I spoke with Mr Casey... Confirmed that this was TIV 2 / Rebuilt for this years chases!!! Last year they had many problems with the Axel / Frame / Body that it simply wasnt ready to go... guess they found that out the hard way!!

    I've seen a RED TIV twice this year in Nebraska... 2 weeks ago chasing in South Dakota, we say a Pure Red TIV, then again by Taylor Nebraska about a week ago. Doesn't look like this....

    Anybody know anything about this RED TIV???
  • Petalqueen ><> Diana 6y

    NO, however my husband saw many chasers out north of North Platte a couple weeks ago or so. They were all over the state and many chasers up north towards Valentine. My husband drives for Crete trucking and he did a North Dakota drive through several storms but he doesn't use a camera. Wish he did! A Red TIV, interesting.
  • sundance22 6y

    looks like something from the A-Team! :)
    nice shot
  • Wolfgang Schlegl 6y

    Cool, I want one!
  • imthemandawg 6y

    the red one belongs to reed timmer, it is called the tvn-dominator
  • Jason Cox 6y

    Love the TIV! TIV 2 especially. Nice pic!
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Taken on June 7, 2009
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