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Caravan For Jesus - An Update

In 2006 I made a post in my old blog about a most remarkable minivan. You can follow the link to read the whole story of you want, but basically it was a Dodge Caravan from the 80's with 177,000 miles on it, a ton of rust, and about three molecules of paint left on it due to the worst case of paint cancer I have ever seen. It was for sale at the car auction in the as-is lane, and eventually sold for $50 after a lot of begging by the auctioneer. There was a huge crowd watching it being sold because no one could believe that this van was still moving under its own power.

Today, on the way home after work, I passed that minivan in traffic. It could have been no other. I would recognize that heap anywhere. It was driving right along with the flow of traffic, not smoking or backfiring or anything. Simply amazing. If it didn't look like it had just re-entered Earth's atmosphere - badly - Dodge should feature it in a commercial. I am rooting for that POS van. I hope that it makes it another 177,000 miles, bless its heart.

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