Willys Overland
September 28, 2010, 8:38 pm
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Willys Overland Station Wagon.

A Decade of Jeep
December 22, 2009, 4:47 pm
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I recently came across advertisements for Jeeps in two separate magazines, one from 1968 the other from 1979. It is interesting to see how the iconic Jeep changed both in design and in its advertising in that decade. Personally I prefer the 1968 Jeeps. More vintage trucks here.

Last Minute Gifts
December 21, 2009, 5:05 pm
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In case you still don’t know what to get for that special someone this holiday season, here are some last minute gift ideas from Playboy, circa January 1979.

You know you want a Simon.

Bilenky Cycle Works
October 28, 2009, 8:45 pm
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If you like beards and bikes then you should know about Bilenky Cycle Works. Stephen Bilenky, the company’s namesake has been making beautiful handcrafted cycles since 1983. Before the current fad with commuter bikes Bilenky recognized the need for simple utilitarian 2 wheel creations and has been serving up beautiful bikes since.

Just a taste of their creations…

The Porteur

The MetroLuxe

All Bilenky’s are custom made and specific to the individual rider. If I am so lucky one day I will upgrade to one of these beautiful machines. Images courtesy of Bilenky.

Still Searching
August 5, 2009, 3:01 pm
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Still looking for a vanagon, not giving up hope for the search. Just happened upon this picture via Cold Splinters‘ article about the Antiquities Act which was passed by Congress in 1906 and signed into law by Teddy Roosevelt. This act basically gives the President the authority to protect any land without the consent of congress.


Some flickr finds of old van and bus ads


Object(s) of Desire : VW Vanagon Westfalia
March 15, 2009, 1:41 pm
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My love affair and want for one of these beautiful creations has been growing over the past few years, and lately I have been searching hard for a good deal on one. You’d be surprised on the resale value of these things, they retain their value even when they are in so-so shape. Anyways one day, hopefully sooner then later I will acquire one! And now for some fine examples of this specimen via flickr.

Some of these photos come from www.gowesty.com , a company that sells parts and refurbishes old Vanagons. They do beautiful work, but I can’t still believe the prices on some of their vehicles, kinda insane. I’m gonna have to find one for a lot cheaperl!

These images seem to capture the Vanagon in its nature setting. Not sure exactly why I like them so much, except probably that they  quirky symbol of adventure and of road tripping, something I have always desired for. Maybe one day, or perhaps just for lugging childen around town. Either way it be fun to do it in one of these.