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Chiefs 'War Wagon' arrives in Miami from Wichita ahead of Super Bowl

Published: Jan. 24, 2020 at 5:10 PM CST
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Update Friday, Jan. 31

The Chiefs' "War Wagon" made it to Miami a few days ago, picking up new admirers along the way. Chiefs fan Robert Thome began the journey form Wichita late last week.

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before Thome hit the road to bring his Kansas City pride to Miami.

"I get so many honks down the highway and waves. It's incredible," Thome says.

Thome started up the War Wagon in Wichita last Friday and arrived in Miami Monday. He's had a long time to think about the big game and decided he wasn't making the trip without getting a ticket to Sunday's game.

"A friend of a friend bought tickets on club level. He had two extra tickets on lower level, and I said, 'we will take them,'" Thome says.

Initially, he didn't plan on going to the game, but 50 years removed from Kansas City's last Super Bowl appearance, he decided the tickets are worth the cost.

"I knew I was going to (get Super Bowl tickets) sooner or later. I was hoping (ticket prices) would go down, but a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush, so I grabbed them," Thome says.

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Jan. 24, 2020

We're more than a week out from the Super Bowl and Chiefs fans are gearing up, including a Wichita man making his way down to Miami in style.

Not only is Robert Thome driving what he calls his Chiefs " War Wagon" down to Miami a week ahead of the Big Game, he also got his hair done, dying it red and yellow.

To help him get to Miami, he asked a priest to bless his wagon ahead of the trip.

"It doesn't hurt to have God on your side," said Thome.

Thome says he doesn't have a ticket yet but hopes to score one for a less expensive price than what's currently available when he gets there.

"I'm gonna be there. I don't think I'm going to be alive another 50 years," Thome says, referencing the Chiefs' last Super Bowl appearance 50 years ago.

Thome says his total drive in the 'War Wagon' to Miami will approach 24 hours.