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

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 being… » 12/05/12 2:20pm 12/05/12 2:20pm

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

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

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

Because Life Without a Custom Van Isn't Worth Living!

With the 20R Sprite project awaiting its new rear suspension at Evil Genius Racing and a lot of unused parking space at my new home in Denver, I was feeling the Project Car Hell Jones something terrible! » 9/11/10 11:00am 9/11/10 11:00am