Category Archives: Bernal Heights

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

The ODD in Bernal Heights

This isn’t technically a van but it still deserves some serious honorable mention. The only issue is that the owner obviously has taken quite a bit of pride in the uniqueness, which I applaud but doesn’t quite adhere to the Sketchy Van guideline. But still, I do respect its existence.

Odd - Power Wagon

Odd Side Truck

Odd Front - Bernal Heights

Odd Truck Back Window

Brown Dodge Van in Bernal Heights

Front Dodge Brown

I’ve walked past this van a number of times before I was lucky enough to have my camera with me. My favorite part about these vans is the weirdness that comes out upon closer inspection.

Side of Dodge Brown

Front Side Dodge

Dodge livin’ large.

Dodge in the back

And then – this is taped in the back window.

Ride the Storm

And just because vans are hard to see the top of doesn’t mean they can escape my camera.

Rooftop Dodge Brown

Plain White Van – or is it?

This plain white van hangs out a lot in Bernal Heights on Cortland St. If it was just parked on the street, it might not even have caught my attention. And, actually, I didn’t know what a gold-mine I had found until I walked around taking some pics of this.

White Van Parking Spot

Front of White Dodge Van

Oh baby. Who knew you were going to be such a treasure?
Side Doors of White Van

Closeup of DoorsWhite Van Back

Everyone knows this van

Yes, the every-neighborhood van. They are all over the place, they are always around, and every city has one. But do they all have one that says “weezy”? Yeah, I didn’t think so. This one was on the other street outside my house, the same time as the Yellow one was.

Front Weezy Graffiti Van

Front Corner

Side White Graffiti Van

Back Graffiti VanBack Graffiti Van