I’m a huge proponent of vans overall. I think the simple, basic one-box van design is one of the most effective motor vehicle designs of all time. I think vans can be cool and stylish and fun. But even I have to admit that white vans have something of an image problem, and that’s certainly not helped by things like…
Truly, one can never be as cool as whoever shows up to the vintage races at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion to run Laguna Seca in a 1970s F1 car with a custom Dodge Street Van.
In a recent episode of the History Channel’s American Pickers, the two hosts who drive around buying up antiques discovered Aerosmith’s original tour van in western Massachusetts. It’s a 1964 International Harvester Metro Van, and even after all these years sitting and rotting, it’s still awesome.
Okay, to you, a sniveling, boring person, see a Canadian maniac on an aquatic RAMPAGE, splashing unsuspecting pedestrians. Me, a hero? I see a Canadian doing their polite Canadian duty, and cooling off their fellow travelers on a hot summer’s day. Anyway, the van guy was fired.
Okay, everyone, everyone, stop what you’re doing. Pilots, put your planes on autopilot. Surgeons, drop the scalpel and crank the anesthetic. Drivers, pull over. Everyone just get somewhere safe where you can concentrate, because we’re going to be identifying the van used on Target’s shopping cart return corrals. Try…
The good blue Mercedes Sprinter drifting van was tripped and tipped by the bad, no-good cars that spun.
With a few exceptions (I’m looking at you A-Team van), the van tends to be just an unremarkable, utilitarian vehicle. Each day the vans of the world drive the city streets and highways while coupes and pickups, SUVs and roadsters, muscle cars and luxury vehicles pass them by, getting most of the attention. To most, a…
Good morning and never stop dreaming, like this 1984 Toyota Space Cruiser that made it all the way to space.
DIESEL. VAN. Did you hear that, kids? The 2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is a diesel van. Ford can call it whatever it wants, but it’s a freaking van. If your parents (or you) buy this, you are automatically the Cool Family on the block.
Do you like comfort? Do you like utility? Do you like comfortable utility with ample room and packaging? Well feast your eyes upon the third-generation Sprinter van, now with a gasoline engine for us Americans and a lower starting price.
Nicholas has wised up and decided to get the heck out of NYC. He wants to take a cross-country road trip with his girlfriend, see the sights, make new friends and find a new place to live. But he needs the right car to make the journey, what should he buy?
I can barely convince my friends to go see a movie. The Rolling Death Van Club in Portland, by contrast, is able to coordinate meet up after meet up, helping each other buy, fix up and run the coolest old vans in the country. Looking at all of these tattoo’d, pierced survivor van owners, suddenly I feel like the piece…
The possibilities of Earth are endless—see them, potentially in a fleet of 1979 Toyota LiteAces.
If you hopped into a Suzuki Every Turbo and hoofed your way across the tornado-prone plains, would you get wind-blown off the road to a grisly and crumply death? Probably! But this guy survived it.
Volkswagen’s been releasing lots of plans for electric vehicles lately, no doubt because they’ve been forced to invest in EV infrastructure to help mitigate the damage they did with Dieselgate—it’s part of the company’s settlement agreement. So here’s a new electric van, complete with a press photo next to a renewable…
Yesterday, after geeking out about some modified Peruvian Beetles, a reader sent me a picture of a car that I can’t believe I wasn’t aware of. It’s a humble vehicle, a workhorse, but it’s so goddamn clever in design it makes me want to squeeze something. Hard. It’s a Fiat Panda Van.
Here’s a tip that will take you a long way in life: don’t hit a plane with a van. The plane will nearly always win.
For years I’ve gone on about how cool Toyota Previas are, with their midengine/rear-wheel drive platform tucked under an egg-shaped minivan body. But it turns out Toyota wasn’t the only one to follow this formula.
Dammit, Top Gear made it look so easy.
Look, who hasn’t ridden in an old truck with some exposed wiring and a couple gas canisters in the back?