When Ford Was Bonkers: The Ford Econoline Kilimanjaro

It’s sometimes reassuring to know that substances like peyote can solve any problem you may have. Ford needed some sort of van-based show car in 1970, so they just (this is speculation, of course) applied liberal amounts of peyote to their Econoline design team and whammo, out screamed the Econoline Kilimanjaro. All… »9/03/15 8:20pm9/03/15 8:20pm

Ford officially kills E-series/Econoline, replaces with Transit van

Ford announced today that the evergreen E-series Econoline will be replaced in 2013 with the European Transit van. The new full-size vans will be built in Ford's Kansas City plant, and will possibly debut at the Chicago Auto Show. Say farewell to the E-Series — the era of the T-conoline is now upon us. »12/07/11 3:00pm12/07/11 3:00pm

Custom 1975 Ford Econoline has plenty of space for your special friends

Meet Mertin Grundy, formerly known for having a weird name and being small change at the bank where he was employed. That all changed when Mertin made the questionable decision to purchase a custom van. Now Mertin has a customized 1975 Ford Econoline featuring plenty of space to do his own thing with his special… »7/09/11 9:00am7/09/11 9:00am

Super Mega Van Will Probably Hold Everything, Might Tip Backwards

Let's say you're living in a van, down by the causeway, and you're interested in more square footage. The fool's way to that goal of jammin' mega-Econoline is to simply buy a retired school bus, or maybe even a still-running tractor/trailer combo. That or you could just hack off the very back of your van and weld on… »6/05/08 3:40pm6/05/08 3:40pm

Vegetable Oil Brings Out Inherent Sexiness of the Econoline?

If you're part of a small but growing business looking to upgrade your fleet with a 1989 Ford E350, but you're also worried about the high price of diesel, we've got the Craisglist find for you. Sellers Daniel and Annika Ryan have rigged their great white beast with a vegetable oil system that REALLY WORKS. Our only… »1/02/08 1:45pm1/02/08 1:45pm

The Man in the Van With a Bass in His Hand: Mike Watt Turns 50

Friend to Jalopnik, living punk rock legend (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Dos, The Stooges, etc), personal hero of mine and all around good guy, Mike Watt, is now 50 years old — damn! Even though our Pedro office shuttered its doors, we still keep our eyes and ears open for the latest Wattage. Above is a picture Davey G took… »12/20/07 2:45pm12/20/07 2:45pm

Arrh, Matey! Thames Freighter Drops Anchor At Laguna Seca!

It's telling that each one of the three Jalopniks did a separate double-take and quick "Whoa- what's that thing?" as we encountered this Thames Freighter 800 van at Laguna Seca last weekend, a reaction that puzzled onlookers clustered around an Enzo a few yards away- here are these guys with press passes totally… »8/22/07 1:30pm8/22/07 1:30pm