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Pinoy celebrity Gerald Anderson, despite all the fame and fortune that he is blessed with today, is just like any other person who requires some private time to get away from it all, and just hang out with friends. But with the busy schedule shuffling between movies, TV programs, modelling, endorsements, and all those things unique to the world of celebrities, sometimes you just have to be very flexible to get things done. So what’s their secret? It’s all about being mobile.
But to be mobile requires a celebrity (or politician, businessman, corporate executive, etc. for that matter) to have a vehicle that is custom-built to double not just as a form of transportation, but as a means to get other things done while travelling from point A to point B.
So who do people like Gerald call on to create a vehicle capable of such a task? The call on Atoy Customs.
Read on to see how Atoy Customs transformed Gerald Anderson’s Ford E150 van from a regular people-carrier to a one-off, fully customized VIP-carrier…
With Gerald’s requirements being more into having both utmost privacy, and a large space in one simple and elegant black package, Atoy Customs set out in creating a fully customized lounge that converts into a bedroom on wheels for Gerald.
From the outside, it’s pretty obvious that the roof is no stock unit, being a bubble top that allows more space on the inside of the E150.
As you first step inside, the tendency is to look at what is occupying the additional space allowed by the bubble top. And you’re greeted by a large wide-screen TV and custom interior lighting.
Looking further inside, you’ll notice two couches, a small table, and curtains all around to ensure privacy from the outside world. All these items ensure that Gerald’s portable place is capable of transporting Gerald and friends in typical limousine fashion.
Apart from the custom interior upholstery, you’ll also notice the surround sound system complimenting the big screen TV to give you a superior audio-visual experience.
The table is actually a removable unit which allows the sideward-facing couch to expand, filling the interior space by turning into a bed – essential for celebrities like Gerald who need some shut-eye between sets.
Or if Gerald doesn’t exactly feel sleepy, space for drinks is available for those movie marathon and sound tripping moments, which he can also enjoy with the company of friends thanks to the sofa bed configuration inside.
The rear seat also reclines to expand the bed further, when not carrying big loads behind the seat.
And with the bubbletop also allowing for space for a 220V aircon unit, Gerald can sleep and rest between sets without having to waste gas keeping the engine running. They simply have to give provision to plug the aircon into an outlet provided by the set.
For the exterior modifications, as Gerald’s ride is actually a previous-generation Ford E150, the looks have been updated to the current E150 front fascia – the conversion of which is also available only from Atoy Customs.
Gerald Anderson’s Ford E150 is now more awesome than ever, thanks to Atoy Customs.