Have you always been into vintage cars?
I’ve pretty much only driven old cars. My first was a ’63 Ford Falcon Futura that I bought when I was 15. Next was a ’64 [Ford] Ranchero, and then a ’73 Dodge van.
So this is your second vintage van?
That’s right. Both my parents are surfers, so we had vans growing up. [Vans] are a lifestyle when you’re always road tripping and camping. At some point I realized a van was essential to my life, because I still love to cruise and be in nature.
How did you find this van?
The original owner lives in Long Beach, so I would always see it around and dream of buying it. I never did, but a friend did, who traded it to another friend. Once he landed it, I told him to hit me up if he ever decided to sell, and he did [in 2014]!