Is This The Worst Automotive Facelift On A Vehicle You'll Never Own?

UPS trucks (technically, they call them "package cars." I bet they call fortune cookies "book crackers," too) are one of those common sorts of vehicles that just blends into the surrounding environment. Big, useful rolling turds bringing us our Hoagie of the Month Club selections and car parts we got off eBay. But… » 3/12/15 9:45pm 3/12/15 9:45pm

Amazing Star Trek Van Has Spock, Boobs

Every now and then Craigslist comes through and provides something truly magical. And not magic like a way you can turn exposing yourself into a box of every Alf episode on VHS, but magical like a '78 GMC van covered in Star Trek murals. One of which features Spock, and a topless alien woman. That kind of magic.… » 2/04/15 9:35pm 2/04/15 9:35pm

I don't want your stupid pickup. I want a goddamn van.

It turns out, pickup trucks are about as useful for hauling cargo as a three-legged mule. You know what is useful? A van. A big, honkin', European utility van. I've covered 1,600 miles in six days, loaded four different motorcycles, a transmission, and a transfer case in this thing. It's clever. It's built to work.… » 3/31/14 11:59am 3/31/14 11:59am

What America's Tax Income Has To Do With Seventies Custom Vans

Welcome to America in 1975! Gas just got more expensive, custom vans are everywhere, and there's only one thing you have to remember: when this van's a rockin', don't come a knockin'. » 12/09/13 12:00pm 12/09/13 12:00pm

For $2,300, Is This Alfa A Furgone Conclusion?

Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Alfa is a Furgone F12. It’s rare but also pretty rusty, so it’ll be up to you to say if it’s too damn far gone for its price. » 8/01/13 8:00am 8/01/13 8:00am

2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter: This Is It

Mercedes Benz's popular van family has been upgraded for the European market with cleaner engines capable of 37 mpg (Euro cycle), electronic crosswind assist as standard, more space and comfort, and 37,000-mile maintenance intervals. » 4/29/13 9:42am 4/29/13 9:42am

Why India Is Making The World's Most Interesting Cars

I know that's a bold statement to make in that headline there, but I mean it. I should clarify though— "interesting" does not mean "best" in any sense of the word. It's not the fastest, most advanced, most comfortable, or really any superlative (other than maybe "cheapest"). But some of the cars that are currently… » 12/05/12 2:20pm 12/05/12 2:20pm

Used Car Face Off: Looks Like We Got Ourselves A Van-Off!

Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely! » 10/28/12 1:30pm 10/28/12 1:30pm

This Chinese Father Turned His Van Into A Pool

Tired of taking his son to overcrowded public swimming pools, this Chinese father decided to build an inexpensive, private indoor pool for his son. Using steel wires and a sheet of plastic, he turned the back of his microvan into a small pool. » 7/13/12 12:40pm 7/13/12 12:40pm

Take A Strange Trip Back In Time With This Custom VW Van

Custom vans from the 1970s were all pretty strange creations by nature, but this re-bodied Volkswagen is unquestionably weirder than almost any of the "more conventional" mural covered shaggin' wagons we've ever seen. » 2/19/12 11:00am 2/19/12 11:00am

Ford Jammin' Econoline No More

The Ford Econoline wasn't just a van, it was America's draft horse. It was how Americans got stuff — building stuff, delivering stuff, repairing stuff — done. Now it's going away, to be replaced by the Ford Transit. But the Econoline was more than just a work truck. It was freedom in a box. » 12/07/11 4:00pm 12/07/11 4:00pm

From rape van to sniper nest in just two minutes

There's nothing subtle about Terrahawk's Mobile Utility Surveillance Tower (MUST). It's a jacked-up matte black Ford E-series van with a curiously large protrusion up to. Mobile murder room? Not quite. MUST just likes to watch. » 9/06/11 2:00pm 9/06/11 2:00pm

If this van is a-driftin', don't go a-liftin'

How much fun is it to watch the European Ford Transit Van loaded up with a V8 powerplant go drifting? So much fun only a Ford Transit van can handle it all. If this guy ever procreated with Sabine Schmitz you'd have the coolest van-driving kid in history. » 8/08/11 1:00pm 8/08/11 1:00pm

For $7,000, it’s a step van-go

Don McLean famously sang about driving his Chevy to the levee, where sadly he discovered they couldn't serve booze. If he had been driving today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe hot rod Step Van he could have been drinking whiskey and rye in no time, but may have found its price to be too much dough for his American Pie. » 6/10/11 8:00am 6/10/11 8:00am

Caption this cable van flooding fail

If you're in the Detroit area waiting for your cable service to be hooked up, perhaps you should give the tech the benefit of the doubt when they say they're flooded with work and will be a little late. (Via The Detroit Free Press Facebook page1) » 5/25/11 4:00pm 5/25/11 4:00pm

This VW Tent Costs More Than an Actual VW Van

Hippies—it's probably best you open the zip doors a crack when having a joint; you don't want anyone thinking you're doing yourself in by car exhaust fumes. Not that the windows will steam up on this van, mind. » 5/16/11 3:00pm 5/16/11 3:00pm

Rioting Pro Tip No. 87: If you run over an Egyptian protester, don't…

There are a few videos of Egypt's security forces running over protesters, but this guy didn't get the memo that you shouldn't stop after you do it. Yep, they flipped the bitch. » 2/10/11 4:30pm 2/10/11 4:30pm

Want To Die? Restart Your Engine Like These Idiots

Three people were seriously burned attempting to restart their van by pouring gas from a bucket into a water bottle directly into the van's carburetor. The van started but soon exploded. The flaming motorists then ran... into a gas station. » 1/21/11 1:00pm 1/21/11 1:00pm

Out With The Bad Engine...

After getting my Project Van Hell '66 Dodge A100 last weekend, I was a bit apprehensive about removing its rod-knockitty engine through the doors. I've done plenty of engine swaps, but never out of a mid-engined van. No problem! » 9/25/10 1:00pm 9/25/10 1:00pm

1966 Dodge Sportsman Hell Project Begins: Hide The Metric Tools!

With some help from Rambler Marlin-racin' Cadillac Bob and his trailer, my latest Hell Project has now arrived in the garage. Once I started taking stuff apart, I got a vivid reminder of how incredibly uncomplicated Detroit trucks once were. » 9/18/10 11:00am 9/18/10 11:00am