Peyton Manning, the legendary NFL quarterback, recently had a thrilling experience when he took the wheel of the iconic Madden Cruiser, famously owned by the late John Madden. In a hilarious segment for his show “Peyton’s Places” on ESPN, Manning, accompanied by former 49ers star John Taylor, had an up-close and personal encounter with the historic vehicle.
Peyton Manning had a fun and entertaining experience on his show “Peyton’s Places” where he got the chance to explore and drive John Madden’s famous Madden Cruiser.
The Madden Cruiser, which is now housed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was a symbol of Madden’s fear of flying. Instead of boarding planes, Madden would crisscross the country in his customized Greyhound bus. The vehicle became an integral part of his broadcasting career, allowing him to travel comfortably from one city to another.
During the episode, Manning and Taylor were seen hopping onto the bus in Canton, Ohio, before Manning decided to playfully attempt to “steal” the extravagant vehicle. It was all in good fun, as the segment was part of the show’s light-hearted content.
The Madden Cruiser, originally a Greyhound bus, was later transformed by Madden in the late ’80s. It has since been meticulously restored to its original condition, complete with two color TVs, a radio, two laser disc players, stereo, and a VHS player. The iconic vehicle represents an important piece of NFL history.
Fans of Manning, as well as football enthusiasts, can catch the entire episode of “Peyton’s Places” on Sunday, where they can witness more amusing moments and entertaining adventures.