If you’re old enough, you may remember the glorious “van culture” in the U.S. in the 1970s. I’m not really old enough to remember much of it, seeing as how I was only 10 when the ‘70s ended, but I do have a fondness for shag carpeting, lava lamps, and cheesy stuff like this:

Anyway, being a collector of vintage slot cars and a fan of ‘70s kitsch, I always wanted one of these Tyco vans. When I saw this one at a local toy and train show last year, I jumped on it. It has a Tyco HP-7 chassis and happens to be one of my best-running HP-7s.


And though I’m well aware that this is a Dodge and not a Chevy, I’m going to leave this here:

And that’s all right with me.