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R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Holy Van Commercials, Ya Dig?

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On: Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 11:12AM | By: Chris Salamone


R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Holy Van Commercials, Ya Dig?

From the A-Team to Scooby Doo, no vehicle is more controversial, yet respected, than the van. They come in many different shapes in sizes, ranging from the Mazda 5 to those monster commercial conversion vans over at Sportsmobile. So diverse are these vans, that a determined rundown of all the individual makes and models would create a list as colorful and ongoing as Herman Cain’s anti-Muslim rhetoric. Instead, we’ll focus on the most important aspect of vanenvy: awesome ads.

Prepare for some of the greatest van commercials of all time.       

Made in 2009, this Honda Odyssey ad was the first of many to focus on the past-grandeur of van ownership.


Toyota’s response to Honda’s pro-van campaign, say hello to the swagger wagon.


A 1964 Ford SuperVan commercial which looks like it was filmed in the Roaring 20s. Ah, the good ole’ days – a time when suggesting the van could accommodate an average male lion was somehow appropriate.


Nothing says ‘wrangling them bovine’ like a 1986 Plymouth Voyager.


How many ways can we modify a V-Dub in 46 seconds?


Asiatic formal bowing + circular lenses = credibility.


And…to top it off, a random compilation of tribute photos paired with techno.




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dwalter | 10:53AM (Mon, Oct 24, 2011)

love the "respect the van" and "swagger wagon" videos. hilarious!



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