A line of Econolines (and A-100’s)

In the mid-fifties Volkswagen imported their microbus into the US and Americans were immediately smitten. The forward-cab shape offered practicality, utilitarianism, and unbridled fun in one fell swoop, and Ford, Dodge, and GMC quickly took notice. Clearly, this phenomenon has not been lost on LEGO builder Chris Vesque as he presents a series of five 60’s era Ford Econolines (teardrop headlights) and Dodge A-100’s (round headlights). He starts us off with a stock Ford Econoline pickup. This configuration offers a full 7 1/2 feet of loading capacity.

60s Ford Econoline PickUp

I can assure you the next four get wilder from here so…

Next, we’re tickled pink by this custom Dodge A-100 van lowrider in Lavender and Medium Lavender.

60s Dodge A100 Van

Chris straps on a powerful boat engine and spoiler to this powerful Econoline pro-street racer in orange. Wheelie-bars are pretty much essential by this point.

60s Ford Econoline Pro Street

We go lower and a bit slower with this Dodge A-100 Restomod. That’s when you outfit an older model vehicle with all the newest modern conveniences but retain its classic shape and feel. The two-tone color scheme here is especially breathtaking.

60s Dodge A100 Restomod

Finally, Chris finishes his series with the legendary Little Red Wagon dragster. Of course, the iconic vehicle is impressive in “regular” mode as seen here.

60s Dodge Little Red Wagon

But we’d be remiss not to show you that Chris also factored in the crowd-pleasing wheelie stance. The real thing holds the world record for being able to hold a wheelie longer than any other vehicle. We gave some love to this legendary vehicle earlier this month when another builder also portrayed the dragster in LEGO.

60s Dodge Little Red Wagon

We’re quite pleased with Chris’ series of “toaster vans”. What do you all think?

1 comment on “A line of Econolines (and A-100’s)

  1. Michael Wolf

    I don’t know what it is about econoline and other utilivans that tickles me. They always feel timeless like they’d look no less out of place at a roller-stake drive in than they would at a spaceport. Awesome capture of the form and attitude of Econoline. Love it.

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