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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Something I came across

I was reading a soccer message board this morning and people were posting pics of their first cars (its a Galaxy message board and we're in the off-season so we talk about other random stuff. So, here is a picture of something very close to my first car - a '77 Dodge Van.

The only differences between the van in these pictures and the van that my brother and I shared are that our van had a ladder on the back and large windows on the side. Ours was the same devastatingly awesome red-orange paint, had the same wood paneling on the inside of the doors, same brown/yellow shag carpet, and you could set up a bed in the back.

We had a lot of fun in that van. We had it off the ground a few times, got pulled over by the Border Patrol once, dragged 10+ people to Del Taco at lunch during high school, slept in it many times, took it camping, amongst other things.


Pete said...

"Amongst other things" Did it have the bumber sticker "if this vans a rockin' don't come a knockin'"

Jeff said...

As a matter of fact, my brother found a bumper sticker with a picture of a red/orange van on it that said just that.

It was heartbreaking when we sold it. My dad sold it to one of his employees who sold it for parts. I feel like it gave its life for the well-being of other vans.

Diane said...

It also had a window on the side. The previous owners called it "the Party Van". It was a fun vehicle to have.

Jeff said...

Steve did a lot of drugs in the van. It was hard for me when I was trying to study.