Frazetta... new year resolutions.

To help those of you out there wanting to quit smoking in the new year, Mr. Frazetta is here to help.

I wish there were palm trees...

set against a sunset... reflected in that window... I can almost see it.

The Van... "beach scene" revisited.

I thought this scene could use some freshening up. If you're familiar with this part of the movie then it's kind of funny, if not, well... uhh, yea, whatever. Just enjoy.

Steve Nutter's "Rainbow Racing" Van

makes a great gift

"How it Do" Hidden Spare

If you're anything like me, interior space is like gold on a road trip. Getting that damn spare from under the bed is a top priority in my book. This example is one way to do it... but it kind of sucks, being off to the side like that. If you have sidepipes and room above your driveline, just make the appropriate bits and cinch it right up against the floor in the center. That way it's completely out of sight but easy enough to get to if needed.

Fly with Stretchform

"How it Do" Venturi Vent Install

Lee Sherwood's "Guenther"

Tony Licata's "Van Detta"

damn its been cold here... part 2

Those of you in the colder areas of the country probably by now know how poor the heaters are in these old vans. I found this morning that the screws that are holding up my ceiling panels were completely frosted over...brrrr. Yea, on the inside. Pretty much every screw in the van that was attached to one of the ribs looked the same.

Damn cold. It's not really too bad driving after about an hour or so, it kind of starts to warm up. Not sure about the other makes but the Dodge has a horrible heating system. Maybe it's partly because of the huge space that needs heat? I thought that some sort of heater in the rear somewhere, somehow, would help out a ton.
Found this article on just that subject not even an hour later, weird. Looks like I'm headed to the yard... again... its cold there.

Teerts Nav?... random webbernauting score

Found this while wondering around the intrerwebs today...

"thinglets: 10 Signs of a Great 70's Van Print Ad

Signs of a great 70s van print ad:

1) All the girls are wearing bikini tops.

2) All the guys are stoned or on their way there.

3 The Sun is smiling.

4) Speech bubbles pop up with great quotes like: "Did you know Street Van spelled backwards is Teerts Nav?"

5) The air is full of psychedelic rainbows.

6) You can clip a fill-in form to send for FREE INFORMATION.

7) It comes with a "Customizing Idea Kit" to help the guys... who are on their way.

8) Retro Terms: high-back buckets, ve-ry hea-vy, seat freak, do it yourself porthole, fat Polyglas Tires.

9) Van roofs are for sunbathing.

10) You get a free one year membership in the "Van Clan"... 'nuff said."

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Vanning & Beach Daze

Here's a short edit I put together of the awesome "Vanning and Beach Daze" footage from Bob "Tiki" Lyon of the Wheels of Confusion van club. Tiki Bob is one of the nicest guys I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. He has so many great stories about the early days of vanning. He was right there in it, doing it, living it for real. Right up until it got out-of-hand that is. All the big money rigs, the competitions, the sanctioned events, ruined it for him. So what does he do? Cuts for mexico surf and lives in his van! The real deal.
Thanks so much Brother Bob, for sharing this great piece of history with me, and for letting me share it with the rest of the vanning world.
Keep those stories coming... I love 'em!

damn its been cold here...

but still driving daily, probably not the best thing for it because of the salt,
but doughnuts are fun.