Last Friday, on my way home, I found myself behind this groovy canary yellow VW Van....maybe the bearded young man behind the skinny white wheel thought I was a two-bit PI, snapping photos of his vessel with my Blackberry camera???? Well, that's a PI "cover" if I ever heard of one - a middle-aged woman wearing square-rimmed glasses, driving a Volvo with a plant sticking out through the sunroof (I had to put in on the passenger side floor and it was very tall)...
I have always been a sucker for these vans and one day, I know I will own one...
(for the moment, I am limited to my teal blue Volvo P1800, but that is another story, for another time)...
If I ever write a book (unlikely - I have nothing to say), it will have two of the characters make love in a VW Van. A green one. Not sure why - it's just an image I have in my head.
There is such a mythology associated with this brand and shape, literary and otherwise...still such a solid fan base, all over the world!
Almost toy-ish in appareance, when well looked after, these vans can appear to be made of plastic. In terms of colour palette, the world is your oyster! And what other van has "a face", now really!
Why "Free Love meets Disco"? because these vans were prolific in both the 60s and 70s and are commonly associated with both eras, in popular culture, music and pulp.
Wow, this one would help me transport all (or at least some) of my shoes from place to place!
And here's one in my favourite colour!
Here's to vans with personality (and free love and disco too! ~ wink)!