Towards the end of the 1960s a freewheelin and youthful culture brought vans to national prominence, mostly due to their ability to haul large groups on a “wherever the wind may take you” journey across the USA. The love of vans carried on well through the 70s as they became customized parties on wheels. Incorporated into this was all of the wonderful tackiness of 70s style. Shag carpet, purple polyester, panel murals, and bubble windows were regular fixtures in the scene.
Sadly, or not… depending on your personal opinion, the culture of “rolling heavy” faded away as the 70s oil crisis took its toll, the concept of the minivan gained popularity, and the general consensus about the movement swung from “chic” to “kinda creepy.” So let’s take a nostalgic, or nauseating… depending on your personal opinion, look back at some of those groovy machines.