Ryan Wunsch : Storm Chaser
I am a Photographer and Stormchaser based out of Leader Saskatchewan. I primarily chase storms in Western Saskatchewan and Alberta, but also head down to Tornado Alley each year.
I currently use a 2007 Chevy Tahoe that has been modified for storm chasing, called “Rolling Thunder”.
It is getting ready to replace, I put 18,000 kms from the 2016 storm chasing season alone.
It has done me very well, but I have plans on building something more practical and protected…
And a lot cooler looking!!!
Rolling Thunder always gets a lot of attention wherever I go. My next storm vehicle is sure to get even more attention.
I am looking at an H3 Hummer. I want to give it protective coating to withstand large hail and debris from tornadic storms.
Like this hail I found last year In Saskatchewan.
This fell on the same day last year in Saskatchewan
This is my “Hail Size kit”
But also having the unit covered in Scorpion protective coating would really make heads turn.
Imagine these done up with Scorpion coatings!
It would be the next “baddest” storm truck next to my friend Sean’s Dominator 3, shown below
(sponsored by Line-X which is common in with storm chasing vehicles)
I would be interested in a sponsorship to have the vehicle fully coated in Scorpion Coating. This is what I would bring to the relationship with you and your brand.
Social Media Influencer – the future of marketing and advertising
I am active on social media and have a large, active and engaged following on the most popular networks.
- Over 22,000 Instagram followers with 34,000 impressions this week
- In the last 6 months I started a facebook page for Ryan Wunsch Photography – 10,000 page likes and growing very quickly with a reach of 246,000 in the last 28 days.
- I am 1 of 2 owners of the Meanwhile in Saskatchewan facebook page and an active content contributor. The page has 80,000 likes with an average reach of 30,000 – 50,000 per post. I have had individual photos of mine reach over 2.5 million people and be shared more than 25,000 times from that page alone. I will be live streaming Saskatchewan storms on that page each summer. Last years test run saw 5000 viewers for a 5 minute stream of a marginal storm with no tornado threat.
- I maintain an active blog on ryanwunsch.com primarily about my storm chasing – in 2016 the blog had 48,000 unique visitors on one post alone. 87% of the views to the blog came from Canada, 44% from Alberta and Saskatchewan.
- I am on Twitter – 3550 followers with a reach of 20,000 impressions this week
- My personal facebook page has over 2000 friends and followers
- I am one of 6 storm chasers involved with the “Turbulant Skies” project in Edmonton, an art/photography project that is sure to get a lot of attention when complete.
- It would be possible to debut my new storm truck at the 2017 Chaser Convention Canada where I was on the panel last year in Edmonton – held in October, the event attracts a lot of storm chasers from Western Canada (mostly Alberta), as well as the media. The storm trucks on display are always a treat, and a new storm truck like this would make a huge impression for your business and brand.
Your logo could be on the back window of the storm truck. 18,000 kms on the road, too many gas stations to count, it would be seen!
Your logo could be in my social media cover photos.
“Sponsored By….” could appear in the videos and as text in my photo posts
I could link to your webpage and social media in my social media posts and profiles.
Below is a quick mock up of some other modifications I’d have done to the vehicle (before coating). A retractable hail guard to be deployed only during a hail intercept, emergency exit, or letting a storm’s core overtake us. Custom window flares and covers (expandable metal or aluminum, Scorpion coated)
Sometimes we need to drive into the hail to avoid something worse. That is the main reason for building a hail proof vehicle, for safety, not to be reckless.