We've already seen some pretty impressive automotive tributes to our horror heroes in the past, such as the Nightmare on Elm Street Camaro, but this recent eBay listing for a customized 1965 Ford Econoline "Freddy vs. Jason" van really impressed me. We're talking about a true fan of both series who really went all out on making this van the ultimate tribute to A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th. Granted, vans will always have a creepy stigma attached to them, so if you're going to be the person who drives one, you might as well drive one that proudly embraces the the world of horror. Let's take a look at some of the features of this madman machine on wheels.
First off, each side of the van is dedicated to one of the psychopaths. Freddy Krueger's side has a scratch on it along with the classic "One, two, Freddy's coming for you..." playground rhyme from the films, while Jason Voorhees' side features a "Welcome to Camp Crystal Lake" sign. The entire van is obviously painted to match the killer theme, plus there are cutouts of Freddy and Jason looking out the rear door windows. My favorite part of the van, however, is definitely the roof:
Easily the most eye catching feature of the entire van is the fact that it's equipped with not one, but two clear roof domes containing busts of Freddy and Jason. That alone is an amazing feature, but they're also motorized, so their heads actually do a full rotation four times per minute. I love that they're not even the greatest busts of both guys, they're kind of cheap looking sculpts which only makes it all the more endearing in my book.
The owner spared no expenses on the inside of the van either. As you can see, he includes two 6 foot tall animatronic statues of Freddy and Jason (the same ones you may have seen for sale at the seasonal Halloween shops and K-Mart), and has also covered the side door windows with crayon artistic renditions of the two monsters, as if to suggest some kids have already been picked up in this van. You can always tell when a lot of love has gone into a project, and it's absolutely clear that this was the case with the Freddy vs. Jason van.
The van has plenty of other nice bells & whistles, new auto meter gauges, custom upholstery, bobblehead figures, 3D sculpts of the characters busting through the wall, plus a DVD player and screens so you can watch all the Elm Street and Friday the 13th flicks in the comfort of your horror chariot. In total, the seller claimed to have invested over $30,000 in the van, but it never did sell on eBay. I guess that's not surprising since it is still just a van, but if I had the means, I would be the first in line to take this wicked wagon out for a spin come Halloween. I'd even equip it with one of those ice cream delivery truck jingles that play wherever you drive it to really seal the deal. Ah well... I can dream.
(Big thanks to Brad for showing me this amazing vehicular homage to two of my favorite slashers!)
Julio on 09/27/2010 6:57 am
Awesome! Now to drive with a van full of horror power and madness.
ytp4life on 09/27/2010 7:36 am
i can see you riding in this rog
10,000 Volt Ghost on 09/27/2010 9:35 am
Shadowdancer21b on 09/27/2010 12:05 pm
The rims are cool too.
Dungeonbrownies on 09/27/2010 2:47 pm
The real question is, "How does it run?" I mean, if they somehow managed to fit something bigger and better into that midengined old thing then it'd be tons more attractive, the only thing more fun than a funky van like that is a funky old van that screams horror music and rips through the streets at near-illegal speeds :3
dextire on 09/27/2010 4:15 pm
Ronin S on 09/27/2010 4:16 pm
Wow, it's like a non-anime version of Itasha.
Zombie-Man (Guest) on 09/27/2010 4:53 pm
Awesome! I can totally see me riding that!!! That would make my life better in every aspect!
kentucky_fried_negger on 09/27/2010 11:02 pm
Nightmate on Elm street and Friday the 13th were great movies I enjoyed back in the late 80's.speaking of nightmares,I once had a dream back in the 98 or 99.It was a dream where i was enjoying Castlevania 64,I notice the title was quite diffent it shows the main character on a horse the day was falling into the night and the view of the dark castles in the background,I woke up realizing it was just a dream.it appear that it was still night and I notice the grim reaper peeking at the foot of the bed he show himself (Part 1)
kentucky_fried_negger on 09/27/2010 11:08 pm
(part 2)as he did he flew over toward me and said that I never listen to him as he flew closer i thought this was the end of me.(since he finish ppl off with the touch of death)I scream and woke up again at the same part he appear from he was gone. I remember facing him in nearly every castlevania game so I see where my nightmare have trigger from.Cause that was some serious nightmare I had.
DaTr0LL on 09/27/2010 11:48 pm
I almost got a ride once with a guy that had a Jason mannequin in a raper van, once. My car had broken down and I needed a lift to a service station.
I... passed. Decided to take a ride from a guy with a pick-up full of sharp cutting instruments.
ryot on 09/28/2010 2:49 am
Dude that is the coolest ride I've seen ever!! I would ride that through cornfields, barnyards, industrial parks, theme parks, and just say we're part of Universal! haha... j/k. AWESOME FIND!
HowardC on 09/28/2010 7:03 am
I get the feeling that it was a freddy van first and the jason part came later. After all, friday the 13th's color scheme would probalby be black and blue, or at least red and white and not red and green.
I can feel the enthuasism in the work that went into it, but it just goes to show you, all the money in the world and all the add-ons in the world won't give a person design sense. I mean yeah let's pay tribute to the two greatest horror icons of our generation by putting them in a van with the least scary paint job ever! A bright red van??? What was he thinking? It should be black and purposefully rusted to hell. Then you put red and green trim on the thing more sparsely, and not christmas red and green, freddy red and green! Ditch the heads, domes, and giant text, that looks like something out of the 70's. Now you get a van air-brush artist to paint freddy on one side and jason on the other. Then you'd have a proper freddy v jason van.
Always nice to see the dedication of a horror fan, but I can certainly understand why it didn't sell. It would take several thousand to get it converted to a condition to where I wouldn't be ashamed to ride in it. ;-)
-RoG- on 09/28/2010 4:25 pm
Danny 4 Eyes on 09/28/2010 4:29 pm
This would be what Freddy and Jason would drive around in if they were cartoons.
HowardC on 09/29/2010 1:27 am
Exactly Danny, exactly!
Reminds me of the silly vehicles they had for really bad cartoons like swamp thing.
Dada (Guest) on 09/11/2014 4:32 pm
Part 2 is a GOOD movie, i dont know whats wrong with you guys. Part 2 is far scarier than all the other sqeuels, even part 3. Although i like part 3 better but that one feels more like an action movie, a good one of course. Part 4 is shit except for the intro and first the killings maybe, but all the rest just sucks balls. Part 5 and part6 suck from the beginning all the way to the end. Freddy vs Jason doesnt even count to me as part of the original franchise, its like having a Superman and Batman crossover, they just make it for the sake of having the greatest heroes together but they know they cant exist in each others reality. And as for the remake, well, its just a waste of time.
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