Leaving our neighborhood this past Sunday, I stopped in my tracks as I came upon yet another cool VW van parked on the street.
A classic mid-60s "splitty" 11-window Bus. Nice, shiny and straight - even if it is missing a hubcap, the rear bumper and the front bumper over-rider ("towel bars") supports.
It's even clean inside, the front seats have been re-upholstered, replacing the vinyl with fabric. Interestingly there was an infant seat buckled to the rear bench.
Unfortunately it's ruined.
Not because of a lack of a rear bumper, but because of the Grateful Dead license plate frame and a Dead-related sticker. This one would require a thorough sanitizing/fumigating/de-hippyfying before I'd take it out on the road.
But it still looked pretty good sitting on the street.
"Patchouli is forever"
At least it doesn't have "Terrapin Transit" painted on the side with every single Dead sticker ever printed plastered everywhere else. My friend VJ Valente back in my early Boulder days did. He once got a speeding ticket in his bus too...coasting down to Golden on I-70.
What a wierd world the web is. - VJ's wife..
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