Sunday, March 22, 2009

The next Hawgmobile?

My wife and I snapped a photo of this dandy vehicle the other night.

We were driving by an apartment complex near our hometown of scenic Benton, Ark., and saw this fine van. Of course, we had to get a photo. It was mandatory. We had no choice.

Who wouldn't want to tool around in Scooby Doo's Mystery Machine? That would be truly, well, groovy.

Now, I know this van isn't in the best shape (it didn't look like it had been driven in some time), but the particular Scooby Doo fan that went and did this to his own vehicle certainly has the right idea.

This isn't the only Mystery Machine I've seen around Benton. A few years ago, my wife and I saw one that was in much better shape and was more accurate in every way. Yes, the paint scheme was dead on, the van looked like the model used in the cartoon and even the hub caps were facsimiles of the genuine article.

There's nothing wrong with having a vehicle that's just fun, is there?


Kevin said...

Zoinks. That is a cool van!!

HealthNutWannabeDad said...

The back tire is flat!

Ha! Ha! Ha!

Great picture, Hawg.


Eat Well. Live Well.

Margie and Edna said...

That van is all kinds of awesome! A few years ago, I saw a Ford Taurus (!!) painted up to look exactly like the General Lee from "The Dukes of Hazzard." You've got to admire people who do that kind of thing to their vehicles. :D

Kathy said...

You've seen not one, but TWO??? Wow, this is so cool. I second that Zoinks!

Melissa Erickson said...

That is pretty neat!

The funniest cars I have seen were when we lived in Tucson, Arizona. A pest control company named Truly Nolen had mouse cars. All of their cars were the new VW Beetles painted to look like a mouse. Complete with mouse ears on top and a tail in the back.

The Natural State Hawg said...

Kevin -- "Zoinks" is right!

HealthNutWannabeDad -- Well, it isn't perfect, is it? Ah, but they had the idea right!

Margie and Edna -- A Ford Taurus painted up like the Duke boys' Dodge Charger? That's a hoot!

Kathy -- Yes, two. Apparently, Scooby Doo was a big deal around here.

Melissa -- I bet they got a lot of business, huh? We had "Adams Pest Control" trucks around here -- little orange pickup trucks with a huge termite on the cab.

That company did pretty well and, as far as I know, is still around.