Have I shared that I enjoy Coronation Street before? Well I do. Laugh all you want – it sucks you in and then you’re hooked. And trust me, I am. It’s a dinner time ritual for Sara and I and I have been known to storm out of the room over those crazy Brits and their goings on now and again.
I bring this up because one of the Coronation Street characters – Tommy Duckworth – has a VW Camper Van, (pronounced Campa-Vaan on ‘The Street’). He was his romantic gesture to his girlfriend Tina and they planned to travel Europe in the old clunker.
Well it seems that I keep seeing these VW vans all over the road these days and then I saw this MINT GREEN GM Van near a local grocery store here in Whitby! Love this one, plus its loyal to my fair city of Oshawa! Now wouldn’t that make for a cool Penney & C0-mobile?!
Well to top it all off, I was having a lovely consultation with two Penney & Company clients in the charming little house when I saw this! A VW LEGO VAN!!!! If I am a Coronation Street fan, then I worship Lego! It was, is, and will always be my favourite toy. You should have seen some of the details houses (with colour coordinated interiors), towns and apartment buildings I built as a child. Trust me, I’ve always been me.
Here’s a pulled back shot on the shelf so you can see it’s scale…
Sorry the shots are a little dark (I work all hours!) – isn’t it great? It even had detailed ‘hippie van’ interiors with checkered floors and a lava lamp!
Something’s in the air I think – Coronation Street meets my love of Lego meets my love of vintage quirky cars! Maybe that’s what I’ll have to get to drive around in search of all manner of furniture and decorative ephemera! We’ll see if one shows up in my driveway…