Friday, August 21, 2009

That Gnome Van

... has rapidly risen up in the ranks of my flickr photos. And for good reason - it's just damn cool. When I was a child in the 1970's, the cool thing to have was a van with over the top airbrushed images, usually of partially clothed women, a sword of some sort, and if a lightning bolt could be slipped in somewhere, all the better. They were mostly Frank Frazetta inspired if I recall correctly.

Now, we associate overly painted vans with minimal windows with... well, shall we say "lesser elements" of society. But I still can't help but be amazed at this kind of attention to detail, and patience.

I know nothing about the owner, if he is here, please announce yourself and tell us a bit about your work of art.

Pics posted here for posterity.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Vallejo Bus Fest

It's been a while since I had any time to do VW stuff. Travel and work have been killing me, and I've been trying fix a few things on the house. So I finally took some time to go to the Vallejo Bus fest and marvel a a few beauties.

The pics are all posted here, but a few to whet your appetite are here:

Introducing, The Squirrel

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