Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Since I started doing Down On The Street, I've been hoping to find an old street-parked Airstream for the series. There are a few on the island, but they're stubborn driveway dwellers, never venturing out into fair DOTS territory. However, a Hell Project Apollo motorhome, parked with most of its windows removed in an upscale East End neighborhood full of million-buck Victorians is almost as good!

I can't figure out the date of manufacture of this monster, other than placing it sometime in the 1970s; this Apollo fan site provides some history for you vintage RV buffs. Apparently the Chrysler 440 was a popular engine for Apollos, but I must assume that one this big requires the torque of a diesel to get it rolling.

As for rolling, this Apollo seems to be undergoing some sort of restoration. It's a newcomer to the neighborhood, so it stands to reason that it drove here under its own power... or maybe it was dragged in behind a tow truck, much to the horror of the neighborhood. Let's hope the owner gets the windows- or at least some tarps- in it before the rainy season gets rolling for real.

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