Category Archives: San Francisco

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


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 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

Yellow Poo Van in Noe Valley, San Francisco

Nice little number in the hills of Noe Valley

Front Chevrolet

Back view of Poo Van

Rusty Wheel of Poo Van

Interior of Van

What makes this van really special? Really really special? This is carved into the side of the van.

Side Van Shot Noe Valley

Sketched Poo in Side of Poo Van

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

Yellow Chevrolet in Bernal Heights, San Francisco

Front of the Van

This one – oh man, this one is in my neighborhood and the day I saw it parked right outside my house, I knew I had to take some pictures of it. This van might very well be the one that re-sparked my drive to take pictures of sketchy vans. If you looked up sketchy vans on wikipedia, this is the one that should be there.

Side View

Wood Side of Sketchy Van

Is that a wood board? What happened to this door? Let’s see that in detail.

Wood Side of Sketchy Van in Detail

Front-Side View

And what makes this one the king of all sketchy vans is the duct tape, rusted-out roof.