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Chiefs fans drive specially designed cars from Missouri to Tampa

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Posted at 6:00 AM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 11:17:24-05

TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. — When some Kansas City Chiefs fans drive around the metro, they don't hide the fact that they're huge fans -- they decorate their vehicles with designs and flags.

But in Treasure Island, Florida, just outside of Tampa, 41 Action News found a couple of fans who made sure everyone between Missouri and Florida knew which team they were supporting in Super Bowl LV.

"The car is a 2014 Corvette Z51 LT3, for Corvette people," car owner Brian Stewart said.

Corvette people, and everyone else, couldn't help but stare at Stewart's car, and its brother -- the huge, red Jeep owned by Michael Goss, as they sat parked on the beach.

Last year in Miami, Stewart and Goss brought the cars on a trailer. But not this year.

"There was no fun in that," Goss said. "So we're like, 'Hey, we're driving, let's go.'"

And what a ride. They saw Chiefs fans all along the way. They even met some Chiefs family members.

"We stopped just outside of Tupelo, Mississippi, and we're at a gas pump," Stewart said. "And a gentleman walked up to me and he said, 'I am Willie Gay's uncle.' We were an hour from Willie Gay's hometown and didn't know it."

And that wasn't the only surprise. On their way to a beach-side bash for Chiefs Kingdom, they hit a town in Florida that could be on every fan's travel list.

"We run into a town called Chiefland," Stewart said. "So, we pull over in front of their city sign. We've got pictures of these vehicles in front of Chiefland. It's like a second home, the Florida home right here."

Maybe Stewart, who carries the drumstick from when he banged the drum at Arrowhead Stadium in 2020 in the Corvette, should be the mayor of that town.

Especially considering that during the party in Treasure Island, Stewart's son arrived in the family's other tricked-out Chiefs Jeep. What kind of reaction will they get on the way back to Springfield?