“It takes bumps really well, it likes to fly,” says Frank about his 1967 Ford Prerunner. But since he broke his neck, the truck hasn’t seen much action. Until off-road expert Fred Williams challenges him to “a race.”
When you’re a two-time drifting champion, this is the kind of prank your coworkers pull on you.
It happened every time we stopped for gas. Someone would approach, usually someone kind of old. “Great van,” they’d say. “What is it… an ‘80, ‘81?”
There are people who are comfortable enough with the idea of regularly sleeping in a car out of preference and not necessity. I’m not one of them. Give me a van, however, and I’ll happily drive across the country for years. Enter the Roadtrek CS Adventurous, aiming to be the Goldilocks of premium van-based…
A peaceful Sunday afternoon in Redding, California was shattered by 51-year-old Sharon Kay Turman, who reportedly blazed through town at breakneck speeds in a 1994 Chrysler Town & County minivan painted like Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine before ditching the car, and the cops, somewhere in Tehama County.
While pickup trucks get bigger with every redesign, this new crop of mid-sized vans offers impressive utility with decent fuel economy and easy parking. We drove the 2015 Ram ProMaster City to find out how far vans have really come since your last ride in an Aerostar.
This offensive nest of metal plates is allegedly the latest Red Bull mobile party machine. They were going for “armored moon vehicle,” how are we feeling about that?
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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…
I often like to reflect back on an era — a magical era — when not only were vans considered cool, but they often sported elaborate airbrushed side art and evocative names. Names that usually replaced a final ‘g’ on a gerundive form of a word with a kicky apostrophe. So let’s make up some really terrible ones!
Last week somebody called the cops on this 1994 Plymouth Voyager low-budget ice cream van for swerving into oncoming traffic and slamming curbs. Cops rolled up and arrested the allegedly intoxicated driver while he was selling ice cream to kids.
So you heard Mercedes is bringing a smallish utility van to America and found yourself thinking: who cares. I was there too until I put a few miles on a 2016 Mercedes Metris, and experienced genuinely amazing driving dynamics. In a utility wagon that can carry 2,502 pounds.
Nothing soothes the soul like mountain air with a tinge of diesel. So here I am at the feet of the skyline they put on Coors cans, in a brand-new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 that’s been converted to a badass off-road domicile by the overland RV experts at Sportsmobile.
The Blue Bird Micro Bird T-Series is the first Ford Transit to be officially turned into a school bus. Maybe riding the short bus won’t be so embarrassing when it comes with 3.5 liters of two-turbo fury!
Mercedes-Benz is providing some special G-Wagens, Sprinters, and GLE “Coupes” to run around with dinosaurs in the new Jurassic World movie... but this Unimog “Mobile Veterinary Unit” is obviously the coolest part of the lineup.
Is it slow? I don’t care. Is it unreliable? We’ll sort it out. I want it, with our without those useless golf clubs. Possibly without.
I've been living on the road for more than a year. Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, Baja, Las Vegas, Tempe. Something like 20,000 miles. Let me break down a few of the things I've learned along the way.
If you're like most people, the first thing you think when confronted with an object is "I wonder if I can draw some penises on that?" One unknown hero of dick-doodling looked up at the sky and thought the same thing. One person dreamed of drawing some penises on the very face of God, and then actually did it.
This Mercedes V-Class in fire-department tuner car livery is for those of you who habitually answer the question "why" with "why not?" Seriously though, I find this unjustifiably alluring.
Inside every van is a sports car, just waiting to be set free. Except when the sports car's on the outside... as in, painted onto the outside. Either way, this is a great use of the big blank canvas on this Chevy Astro.