The "Bob Lutz" and "bud vase" billboards are self-explanatory, as is the RALFWHO? license plate on the Corvair.
Someone’s clearly had some fun with "the world's thinnest VW Beetle,” and "the world's shortest VW Van" - they took four feet (the entire sliding door) out of the van. We don't know why on either, really.
This chopped-and-channelled school bus is from "Lo-Life High."
This couple in their early-sixties Valiant wagon are "Just Married".
The soap markings on the mid-'60s Rambler wagon on the tow-truck hook read: "Next Year’."
We thought the stretched-'57 Chevy was neat, the Toronado Airstream RV was weird, the Corvair with the shaker hood scoop for the front-mounted V-8 was strange...
and the '59 El Camino and Fiat 500 Jolly just looked so wonderful. And you've got to love a garbage truck with pipes like that (loud, too...).
Jim Wangers and Pontiac GTOEnlarge Photo
The guy who fathered the Dream Cruise, here standing beside the 1964 Pontiac GTO is - if you don't recognize him - Jim Wangers, who either wrote the words to "Little GTO'' or edited them. Whatever, Wangers was the guy who got that song produced.
The message of the Dream Cruise - Buy American.