Chevy `Warlock’ Custom Van, Circa 1975

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The van was built by Gene Gamet, Terry Dodge, and Gary Glenn in Michigan in 1975, and Glenn, an airbrush legend, handled the paint job. Soon thereafter Gary took the van to Southern California, where it became a car show hero and one of the most famous custom vans in the country. Here it is in Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979):

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And here’s the little addition Gary made after the movie: “Twinkie Patrol” – ‘We’re coming for your daughters’.

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There’s a long conversation about the van and its creators and history at Michael Poulin’s Flickr.

Gary Glenn passed away in 2013.

(Images via Cosmo Lutz/Flickr and the Gary Glenn Memorial Page)

7 Responses to “Chevy `Warlock’ Custom Van, Circa 1975”


  1. 1 1537 April 23, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    I’m In love with this van Really. I know its the real thing this time!

  2. 4 His friend J April 24, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Twinkie Patrol? That’s just creepy. The van era was disturbing. My aunt had a van and all the kids would frequently be carted around (the no seatbelt era meant I’m sure we ran amuck in the back). However, my only real memory of it was how unbelievably hot it would be on warm days. Just so much surface area and no real windows to open to cool off for the back of the van.

  3. 6 Tom April 25, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    I remember watching this movie on TV back when Clint Howard always played the lovable goof.

  4. 7 Tom April 25, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    By the way, the full movie is on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKUHFI1dnKo
    I may have to watch this one again.


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