Wild Custom-Styled Street Van with Mini Bike
- Original year: 1972
- Company: Monogram
- Scale: 1/24
- Designer: Tom Daniel
This bad box on wheels makes the street scene luxury in style!
Driver's compartment enclosed in a clear bubble makes it easy to keep an eye on the big, blown "8" alongside.
Open the side door or tall gate and feast your eyes on the "living room" interior with swag lamp and simulated carpeting and a super dirt bike rides on the rear bumper.
The ongoing hippy insanity that permeated and inundated the 'left' coast, must have scrambled Tom Daniel`s noodle when he designed this one.
Actually, TD was intrigued with the idea of an asymmetrical cab-beside-motor layout...
... something beyond what vans of the day looked like (street-able vans - not way-way out 'show vans').
The interior had 'mod' posters and such, and was ready made for those modelers who were into super detailing.
The little 'Taco' mini-bike is a model of the real-life machine TD designed (along with Lynn Wineland), for Steens International.
'Vandal', was obviously a play on words.
This is also an older build, I did not want it in classic black and tried some different color-Combos...
... a few small changes here and there, hope you like it.