Some of Cinema's Most Iconic Vehicles Might Be Cooler as Vans

November 9, 2010
Source: Flickr

DeLorean Time Machine Van

There's plenty of hardcore movie fans who would die to have some of cinema's most iconic vehicles in their garage. From the legendary time traveling DeLorean used in Back to the Future to the trusty ole Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters. While getting your hands on one of these is highly unlikely, one man has figured out how to make these vehicles of film his own. No he's not a super rich kid who gets whatever he wants, but Brandon Ortwein has taken some of the most recognizable vehicles from different movies and re-imagined them as super cool vans for his ongoing series "It Would Be Cooler as a Van" on Flickr. Check out his creations!

Check out some of the "It would be cooler as a Van" designs he created below and click on any to see more.

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It would be cooler as a Van  It would be cooler as a Van
It would be cooler as a Van  It would be cooler as a Van

Though some of the drawings seem simple in execution by only adding a little more height or width to make a certain vehicle seem more beefy than originally, others require a stretch of the imagination. There's simple renderings making vans out of The Dukes of Hazzard's General Lee or the Griswold Family Truckster from National Lampoon's Vacation, but also far more complicated transformations of Pee-Wee Herman's red bicycle, the Batmobile, and even two versions of the Titanic as a van (one has a flat passenger's side tire and clear marks of a collision with a certain iceberg). Check out some of our favorites above and stay tuned to Mr. Ortwein's Flickr page for continued updates. You can buy almost all of these as prints from Society6.

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I love how he has Aunt Edna on top of the roof.

IKE on Nov 9, 2010


lol awesome

memz on Nov 9, 2010


Cool, now take classic vans and make them sports cars:P Lets see Scooby Doo and the Team cram into the "Mystery Coupe", and the A-Team run down bad guys in a snazzy convertible with a giant red wing:). These are pretty sweet looking!!

Marc on Nov 9, 2010


Cool, a TRON Van! Awesome.

Brian on Nov 9, 2010



Xerxex on Nov 9, 2010


nope, not workin for me

MMH on Nov 9, 2010


Does nothing for me either.

a-team van on Nov 10, 2010


lol lol LOLZ genius!

WesLey on Nov 10, 2010

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