When Custom Vans Were Cool

Let’s ride back to the ’70s, when, if you drove one of these babe magnets, you were considered a man among boys — not a likely rapist, pedophile, or killer.

1.

Cobras and wolves together don’t make sense? YOU don’t make sense.

2.

Awesome. This was a 1970s Hot Wheels® design, turned into the real thing.

3.

A horsey was always a smart move to lure the ladies.

4.

“Makes ya thirsty just lookin’ at it, don’t it? I got beer inside.”

5.

Now that’s a mean machine.

6.

The force is very strong inside here.

7.

“Slow Ride…Take It Easy…”

8.

“Let’s go park, and listen to some tune-age.”

10.

Cause like a princess she was layin’ there
Moonlight dancin’ off her hair
She woke up and took me by the hand
We made love in my Chevy van

12.

Sean Penn and Eric Stoltz try to avoid Mr. Hand.

13.

Accessories were key to closing the deal.

15.

His expression says it all, boys.

16.

A guitar helped, even better if you knew how to play it.

17.

Oh yeah…it’s Cat Scratch Fever time.

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