Moments after being crowned Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year for the third straight year, and the sixth time in his career, Kevin VanDam was quick to thank Toyota. In fact, in typical intense and sincere KVD style, Kevin told thousands of fans from the weigh-in stage on the banks of the Alabama River that not only was the Toyota Tundra the best tow vehicle out there, but punctuated his love and trust of the brand by saying that in his opinion it’s also the safest vehicle out there. “In fact, it saved my life,” said VanDam in reference to a horrible wreck that unfolded directly in front of him while towing his boat from Michigan to Florida. He sincerely feels he was only able to avoid being a part of the bad wreck because of his Tundra’s oversized brakes and stability control system.