This next car was produced in 1937…and that was a long time ago. It was the year that Howard Hughes made history by flying from Los Angeles to New York in 7.5 hours, Trotskyites were being executed for their anti-Stalin overthrow attempts, FDR was trying (and failed) to pack the supreme court, George VI and Elizabeth (I) were crowned King & Queen of England, Amelia Earhart disappeared, the Hindenburg blew up, people built custom scale battleships with functioning guns, and Steinbeck was writing the Grapes of Wrath…which brings us to back to our featured car. The seller describes it as a “tinyhouse”, but I’d call it a mobile home from the Grapes of Wrath era. Find this 1937 Chevrolet Truck House offered for $21,500 in Austin, TX via craigslist.
Ah Labor Day. Yet another example of America doing things our own way — most of the world celebrates the strange co-adoption of worker’s protest movement in May on something called May Day, but here in the USA we celebrate it in the first Monday of September. And here at Daily Turismo, we celebrate Loony Labor Day, which is a festival of the craziest stuff you can find in the web that has four wheels and some kind of self motivation. We need your Loony tips, but to get you guys into the spirit of things, I’m going to feature this 1987 Eldorado StarFire offered $9,500 in Anchorage, AK. Tip from Rock On!
This next car comes as a tip from JB1025 who writes: Pretty Cool motor-home. Yes, yes, it is — and I’ve seen a bunch of cool motor homes in the past few years including that Toyota Townace pop-out, and a Clark Cortez (or two) and that BMW diesel powered Vixen…but this next car is a sweet […]
Sometime back in the middle of the 1980s there was a small company out of Michigan that produced 587 examples of a custom aero-styled recreational vehicle with a turbo-diesel BMW inline-6 engine hanging out back and powering the rear wheels. Styling was done by Bill Collins (known for his work on the Delorean) and the […]
Somebody (who we will call Mike for the sake of anonymity) offered me a free Winnebago conversion RV the other day. Totally free. Just needs some title sorting at the DMV and off I’d go camping and stuff…but the only problem is that if I brought home a free RV, my wife wouldn’t be pleased […]
The Clark Cortez motorhomes built back in the 60s are pretty cool vehicles that get overlooked in many of the typical classic van/RV discussions. But, they are a nice size that still fits in a lot of parking spaces and offers a whole lot more interior volume than a fullsize van (except maybe for a […]
When you see a motorhome from the late 1970s, you always assume that the interior is a festering cesspit of moldy shag carpet and unspeakable detritus. If the seller describes it as “mint” you assume it is the color and not the state of being free from excessive bacteria…however, this next thing is the exception […]
Somewhere along the way while I was living under a rock, the bizarro world known as VeeDub Universe realized T1/T2 vans were becoming unobtanium and stumbled across the obscure bread loaf Vanagon of the ’80s. All of a sudden every hipster wanna-be needs one, and prices are rising faster than collective intelligence. Find this 1984 Volkswagen Westfalia […]
This next feature has so many names listed in the title section that I really don’t know what to call it. Let’s break it down: Chevrolet — got it, GM; G20 — Third generation passenger van, built from 1976-1996; Falcon — like the Millenium Falcon…no, Falcon was a model of converted van by Intervec; Intervec […]
Hernán Cortés was a Spanish explorer and Conquistador who spearheaded the invasion that toppled the Aztec Empire and brought a large part of what is Mexico under the umbrella of the Spanish Empire. This next feature looks old enough to have witnessed some of those early encounters with natives, but with a little work could […]