PandaSex? Panda Sex!? In the Mission?

Once again, you never quite know what you’re going to find when you do an entire walkaround of a new find. This one was just hanging out in the Mission and I’m having hard time figuring out – is this a true graffiti van or is this an art project?

Front Graffiti Van

Brown Side Graffiti Van

But then the pure joy of an artistic van find.

Panda Sex Mission Van

Panda Sex? On a van? I’m perplexed, confused, and extremely giddy.  Thanks Neil.

Neil Euro Van

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Toyota Joins the Party

About time Toyota joined the Sketchy Van club. Driving around in the Mission in San Francisco, I stumbled on this little gem on a back street. Now, normally, I don’t condone the stripping of a van – it offends me personally. And normally that would immediately disqualify a van from inclusion in Sketchy Vans. But this one took an exceptional beating that it deserved to be honored in some way before heading to the junk heap.

Toyota Van Front

Toyota Side Van

Toyota Stripped

Toyota Back Side

Toyota Back Side Van

Just to show what sometimes can happen if you’re not careful with your van. Here are some interior shots.

Toyota Front Interior

Window Interior Toyota

And just to add some additional insult to the entire injurious situation. Thank you, Department of Parking and Traffic.

Toyota Parking Ticket

Dodge Continental Teaches a Lesson in Van Materials

The first van to actually let me see what vans are made of. I always thought there was a good mix or steel, plastic, aluminum, wiring, glass, and the occasional shag carpet.

Dodge Continental Front Van
Continental Coach Back

But what’s that at the bottom of the crunched in side of the van?

Dodge Continental Side

Is that wood?

Closeup of Side Trashed

Graffiti Van in the Tenderloin

Finally had my camera with me in the Tendernob area of San Francisco. This little bad boy has been taunting me for a month or so now, as originally pointed out in a text message from Ms. Fiery herself.

Front Graffiti Dodge

Back Graffiti Van

Graffiti Van Side

Other Side Graffiti Van

Hotel SFO – welcome to your home away from home

!Graffiti Hotel Van

Foot Graffiti Van

Cherish Graffiti

Grey Lockdown in Bernal Heights

A good way to be included in the Sketchy Van family is to have a knocked-in side door, couple broken windows, some great grafitti etched or drawn on, or a rooftop patched up by duct tape. But a sure-fire way to be included – forget fixing the hood mechanism. Just get yourself a MasterLock and a chain.

Now if you have all of them – well, you might be in the running for the best ever. A bold comment. A bold statement. Sometimes the boldest appear to be the plainest at first site.

Grey Ford Front

Grey Ford Master Lock

Grey Ford Side Door

Grey Back Shot

Grey Ford Rooftop

Dodge Ram – Viper Magic

This Dodge Ram got itself a little snake bite love.

Dodge Ram Front

Dodge Ram Close-Up

Dodge Ram Side

Nice back window accessory.

Back of Dodge Ram

Good thing this bad boy has a security system.

Dodge Ram Viper Security

Don’t even think about touching the license plate. Snake attack!

Dodge Ram License Plate Snake

The Longest Dodge Explorer Van Ever

The longest Dodge van ever in the history of vans, I think. This elongated delight was found near the Odd in Bernal Heights in San Francisco.

Front Dodge

Dodge Explorer Side

Back of Dodge Explorer

Dodge Explorer Back Side