Caleb Bailey has always been fascinated by severe weather, but when his home town was hit in May 2002 by an F4 tornado, he found his passion as a storm chaser. He has been flirting with Mother Nature’s fury ever since.
After several years of storm chasing in his pickup truck, Caleb realized that he was limited to only catching storms along paved roads. With a storm chasing pick-up truck, he feared getting stuck on one of the hundreds of dirt roads in the rural areas of the Midwest. Therefore, Caleb bought an H1 Hummer and thanks to Predator Motorsports fantastic work and famous Duramax conversion, it is now his dream chase vehicle.
As a Storm Chaser, Caleb Bailey drives in a 4 seater Hummer H1 Wagon with a Baron Doppler Radar, GR Analyst, Datastorm Satellite Dish, Swift wx, Lightning Detector, Anemometer, Thermo Hygrometer, Barometer, Altimeter, Garman GPS, Pioneer GPS, Emtac GPS, Iridium satellite phone, Broadband Internet, In motion DirecTV, Pioneer local TV tuner, NOAA weather Radio, CB Radio, not to mention a powerful Duramax Diesel Engine that can take this vehicle anywhere. This H1 Hummer has unsurpassed entertainment to pass travel time between storm systems. Every passenger gets their own window seat, each equipped with a 7 inch TV screen with built in DVD player and access to the Doppler Radar for easy viewing and an individual XM radio. As a passenger, you can also watch satellite TV on a flipdown monitor, or surf the Internet via a laptop equipped with a Broadband card.
In the Predator H1 Diesel Duramax Hummer, Caleb’s team can intercept a storm and not have to worry about flooded or muddy roads. With it’s 18 inches of ground clearance and 38 inch tires the Hummer can easily go through 3 feet of water, crawl over branches and debris in the road and get in or out of the path of any storm.