The College Football Hall of Fame's new, state-of-the-art, traveling
exhibit kicks off its 1999 postseason travels Dec. 3, when it heads to
Huntington, W.Va. to be on display at the 1999 Mid-American Conference
The Road Show will be on display from 5 p.m. until the 8 p.m. EST
kickoff of the title tilt between Marshall and Western Michigan. The RV
will be located on the West side of the stadium near the press box
"It's certainly a great opportunity to have the College Football
Fame's traveling exhibit at our football championship game. Being one of
only three conferences to host a conference championship in football, it
gives the Mid-American Conference an opportunity to treat fans to two
spectacular events, MAC Commissioner Rick Chryst said. I would like
extend my thanks to Mr. Bernie Kish and his staff for helping make this
The new RV, which was unveiled July 15 and houses the Hall's mobile
museum, was donated to the Hall by Coachmen Industries of Elkhart, Ind.
Coachmen Recreational Vehicle Company of Middlebury, Ind. The 1999
360 Class A motorhome replaces a 10-year-old RV that had served as the
traveling Hall since 1989.
The interior of the 38-foot vehicle features displays, artifacts
memorabilia from the Hall. The exterior of the RV reflects the same
graphics of the museum itself.
We're very excited to have the new traveling Hall ready to go,
of Fame Executive Director Bernie Kish said. This vehicle is awesome,
from a design and technical standpoint. It's a splendid representation
this superb sports museum.
Upon entering the Road Show, visitors will immediately see a
opposite the entrance that is a three-dimensional montage of images and
artifacts representing the permanent exhibits at the Hall of Fame,
a continuously playing video tour of the Hall. This display will be
within the slide-out section of the RV, consisting of a large ink-jet
background and memorabilia including a band uniform, helmets,
balls, a cheerleader's uniform, trophies, significant game program
and other football-related books, including a coach's playbook.
the left side of the vehicle is an interactive kiosk entitled 'Great
Moments' that plays bloopers, great upsets, legendary games and
The right side of the RV displays the 'Evolution of Equipment',
guests can view such items as pads, helmets and shoes from the early
to present. The evolution of equipment is explained with a mural to
the exhibit. Further back on the right side, the 'Pantheon-Past and
Present' showcases current individual award winners and the jerseys of
several college football greats. Each of the 10 awards and trophies
annually to college football standouts are highlighted with a photograph
explanation. The Pantheon also features a mini-theater with
At the back of the unit, replica sculpture plaques of select Hall
Famers adorn the area while a videosphere offers a kaleidoscope view of
highlights from current Hall of Famers.