1978 Chevrolet Chevy Van 20

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Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. What, more than two years of DOTS and no custom vans yet?

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1978 Chevrolet Chevy Van 20

We're going to fix that problem right now! I've finally found a genuine late-70s Chevy Van with authentic stripes and bubble windows. Let's get in the mood to appreciate this fine vehicle with the appropriate song:


1978 Chevrolet Chevy Van 20

Hmmm... that was actually kind of horrible. I was too young to drive back then, but I'm pretty sure Sammy Johns wouldn't have been my choice for custom-van soundtracks. See, that's what happened with Generation X and our damn cynicism and irony- we couldn't appreciate the simple pleasures of purple shag carpeting and CB radio. Anyway, it's good to see this battered but still recognizable Custom Van Era survivor still moving around under its own power.

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marywithanm--old
MarywithanM™

My Chevy Van? No. Bay City Rollers "Saturday Night" at the top of our dope smoke filled lungs. Yes. Hipsters did not invent irony.

Now for something you can listen to without bleeding out your ears, which is disgusting and makes me sick.