There are superfans on the market, after which there are actual superfans. Two individuals who have been clearly very impacted by the long-lasting Eddie Van Halen have turned an everyday outdated van into an EVH tribute van, and it is nearly as iconic because the guitarist himself.
Owned by Marisol Pacheco Richardson and photographer Ryan Stephen Richardson of Music Junkie Press, the van’s identify is Van Halen Van 5150 aka “Vanama” and it is a 1969 Ford Econoline that was painted pink, black and white to look similar to the sample on Van Halen’s signature Frankenstrat guitar.
The primary photograph of Vanama was uploaded to Instagram on Oct. 12, 2020, just some days after the legendary guitarist succumbed to his longtime battle with most cancers, and now it travels all through California catching the eyes of fellow rock followers. It is even generally used as a backdrop for photoshoots.
The inside of the car options photographs of the guitarist and his band all through the years, a wolf shag rug and extra Frankenstrat designs. If seen “within the wild,” the house owners implore folks to take photos of the van and tag them in them on social media. It is grow to be such a well-liked sight to see, that they even have their very own line of merchandise now on Etsy, the place you should purchase hats, stickers, patches, buttons and even a T-shirt with the Vanama emblem on it.
See some photos of Vanama, together with a video of the way it was remodeled from its authentic teal blue shade to a Van Halen tribute on wheels beneath.
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