I picked up S/N 005 at the plant and got to meet many of the principals of the company as well as the production team. It was by far the most memorable experience I have ever had picking up a purchase.
—Michael, Batesville IN—
GO is racking up awards left and right for its innovative design. Praised widely for its ability to transport gear in a more fuel-friendly manner, provide comfortable accommodations without the large expense of an RV, and leave virtually no footprint on the environment when the adventure is over, ‘GO’ is creating a movement among outdoor enthusiasts.
As the year comes to an close, SylvanSport is proud to announce that Men's Journal has chosen the GO as one of 50 products to receive their Gear of the Year 2008 award. Beating out hundreds of nominees, Men's Journal ultimately selected SylvanSport's GO by consulting top pros, designers, atheletes and polling their readers' wish lists.
We are proud to recognize SylvanSport founder, Tom Dempsey for his accomplishments. This award acknowledges outstanding vision, talent and tenacity for entrepreneurship in the region. "It was the sheer perseverance and being in the right network of individuals that have formed a company with an award-winning product that we now call the AdvantageWest Director, Mike Fulenwider.
The SylvanSport GO was awarded 2008 Best of Adventure Gear by the editors of National Geographic ADVENTURE magazine. The editors declared the GO the best base camp of the year and raved, "Coolest. Camper. Ever. The SylvanSport GO is the camp trailer for people who've never even thought about camp trailers."
SylvanSport received one of 35 Gold IDEA awards out of 1,517 products and concepts that were submitted for consideration. The IDEA competition is a celebration of the most innovative and exciting product and product concept designs of the year and one of the world’s most prestigious design competitions.
The ET Foundation, a professional organization that promotes new technologies in aluminum extrusion, awarded the GO its 2008 Grand Prize for the GO's innovative use of aluminum. "This utility trailer has multiple uses and is just a great application of aluminum," said competition judge John Funai of Werner Extrusions of Lake Forest, Illinois. "Being only 800 pounds, just about any automobile can pull it and will most likely save on fuel cost compared to a standard steel trailer.