I notice a lot of blogs on Tumblr feature mostly vintage or retro vans. Our 2005 Chevy, however, is relatively newer and decidedly less romantic. Not that I have anything against retro vans and all the awesome conversions that people do to their interior. We just went for the sleeker van for one main reason: It doesn’t look like a typical van that musicians are traveling and living in. In other words it doesn’t say “Hey, come steal all my shit”. We’ve heard too many horror stories. We don’t adorn the outside or the dashboard with any kind personalization. We want it to look sterile for reason.
We personally like the bad-assery that the midnight blue and dark tinted windows convey, almost as if the van you’re looking at is some kind of government van on a creepy stake-out mission.