September 6, 2011
Call it van envy or perhaps appreciation, but driving down a gravel road headed towards Carbondale, I spotted this beauty, a late 60’s Chevy van, parked at a trailhead. Having spent the last five years on the East Coast, where regularly salted roads make specimens like this as rare as dreadlocks at an NRA convention, I quickly pulled a U-y and parked. As a thunderstorm marched in from the north, I jumped out of my van to take a better look.
The windows were open, the tires low and the body covered in dirt but that’s why I like this van. Some things look better rode hard and put away wet.
The bumper looks like it has traded paint with the best of them.
Blue, black, white and a shot of rust.
General Motors Company. I hope to see more like this out there on the road.
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