57 thoughts on “Trucks And Vans Made My Day: Art On Wheels

  1. The Artist's Child September 14, 2017 / 12:32 am

    Great trucks. Sounds like you had a fun time photographing them. I really like the Bassets ice cream one and the pea pod giant because they look like vintage advertising photos where food was impossibly perfect and ice cream was so enticing. The cow one is also very cute and remind me of children’s book illustrations.

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger September 14, 2017 / 10:57 am

      There’s a company in the USA called W B Mason. Their trucks are beautiful. One passed me on the road, but I wasn’t able to photograph it.

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  2. joyce hamilton September 14, 2017 / 9:04 am

    That was fun. I also liked the ice cream truck as well.

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  3. Alyson September 14, 2017 / 11:47 am

    What a great idea for a story as none of us probably take too much notice of the designs emblazoned on the sides of delivery trucks – yet we obviously should.

    My favourite of yours is also the Kreider Farms lorry, just because that cow really is a bit of a looker and who wouldn’t want to live in a world that had pink skies!

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger September 14, 2017 / 2:02 pm

      You know, I’m not sure if I had ever heard of Kreider before. I’ll have to start looking for their dairy products.


      • Alyson September 14, 2017 / 2:34 pm

        If their products are as good as the artwork on their lorries, you’re in for a treat!

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  4. greenpete58 September 14, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    I agree, the Kreider truck is stunning. I like the way the charming pink sky lightens as it hugs the rolling green hills, and the yellow orb of sun rises next to the fuchsia barn and silo. And the cow’s pink udders seem to whisper “Hey… over here… can I get a hand?” Seriously though, if you’re a pop-art aficionado, this sounds like fun. Neil, I’m looking forward to retirement!

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  5. Deb September 14, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    I am 100% behind the cow as my favorite. Now wouldn’t it have been awesome to catch the cow truck parked back to back with the ice cream truck…serendipity for sure!

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger September 14, 2017 / 2:05 pm

      Sometimes things do work out that way.
      Deb, I appreciate your stopping by.


  6. Apple Hill Cottage September 14, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    My vote is for the sub on top of Lee’s van. They didn’t just paint the truck, they added to it! What most companies don’t realize is that one’s truck is the best advertising. And if it stands out, you’d better be driving nice. (When your groundhog digs his grave, we’ll send you ours…)

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger September 14, 2017 / 5:17 pm

      Lee’s makes good hoagies. I haven’t had one there in a while. It’s time to rectify that.

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  7. Alyson September 14, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    It looks as if I’m the only one who calls a truck a lorry around here – Different words for the same thing on opposite sides of the pond.


  8. sniderjerry September 14, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Neil, Seeing the cow on Kreider’s truck was a very moo ving experience. Thank you – have a great day. Jerry

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  9. cincinnatibabyhead September 14, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    You’re the man! No ‘Oscar Mayer Weinermobile ‘ sighting?


      • cincinnatibabyhead September 14, 2017 / 10:35 pm

        We have some pretty funky Food Trucks (Vendors on wheels) up here Painted and decked out like the old Magic Bus thing. Great food also. You’d love it Neil.

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  10. Cindy September 14, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    Good eye, Neil! I just googled “ads on trucks” and saw a lot of photos of artistic (and very clever) advertising on trucks. Now I’ll be looking out for them, too!

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  11. swabby429 September 15, 2017 / 7:49 am

    My late brother did this exact type of commercial art for many years in Omaha. He helped design and configure the decals and screen printing templates for vehicle graphics on vans, trucks, cars, and city buses. He greatly enjoyed his job.

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  12. Silver Screenings September 15, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    These photos have made me very hungry, especially Lee’s Hoagie House van.

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger September 15, 2017 / 1:33 pm

      Have a hoagie for lunch today or tomorrow.

      Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the universe. I appreciate it.

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  13. andrewcferguson September 17, 2017 / 3:08 am

    Neil, that’s such a great concept I may steal it for a Scottish version. Pea Pod Giant gets my vote by the way!

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger September 17, 2017 / 7:10 am

      Hello across the Atlantic.
      The peapod trucks are delivery trucks for the Giant chain of supermarkets. People order groceries online and peapod brings the order to their homes. Apparently a lot of people are doing this.
      Enjoy the weekend!

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  14. Joanne Sisco September 17, 2017 / 7:17 am

    Driving with idiotic intent?! Oh dear, that describes most of my days.

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  15. hairytoegardener September 18, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    I like the Kreider’s Farm truck best, not that you asked.

    So you plan to have Dig-Dig stuffed, hunh? Interesting. I absolutely swear on my mother’s grave that the following is true: When I was moonlighting in a thrift store job one summer from my normal job at the local high school, there was a woman who would come in to shop with the oldest rattiest-looking miniature poodle I’d ever seen. She carried it everywhere or put it in her shopping cart. Fast forward two years, and I saw the same woman get out of her car at a CVS, and that dog had been stuffed and was in the back window of her car.–Absolutely true and absolutely gross! Take it from me, don’t have Dig-Dig stuffed. It’s not nice to stuff your pets!

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  16. Emma Cownie September 24, 2017 / 3:54 am

    I love that someone else gets crazy artistic obsessions too!! Made me laugh!

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger September 24, 2017 / 7:38 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Emma.
      Maybe I’ll do a Part Two one of these days. There’s a lot of good-looking trucks out there!


  17. dweezer19 October 1, 2017 / 8:44 am

    I love the Peapod truck. Green is a favorite of mine. The other day I snapped a lusty photo of a Boar’s Head truck and posted to Instagram, saying, “Follow that truck!” Gotta love the good stuff. And we have a much cherished shot of the hubs standing lovingly beside a huge bacon truck. I believe he said something like, “Now I can die happy…” Brought a tear to my eye. 😂Nice way to shear off a few hours I’d say. 👏

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger October 1, 2017 / 10:10 am

      Hello, and thanks for stopping by.
      Glad to learn that I’m not the only one who admires good-looking trucks!

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  18. Mellow Curmudgeon October 1, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    I admire your ability to find beauty in the paved-over commercial world and share it with a chuckle.

    On the whole, the Kreider Farms truck is my favorite too.  Pink and green are a great combination that is not seen all that often.  The cow with the rose and the word “micro-mooery” are endearingly silly.

    But the Kreider Farms design is somewhat cluttered, with illegible text on the yellow & green (!?) county fair ribbon and a crowded horizon.  (Would rather have no barn and the sun a little to the right.)  For me, the Peapod truck is a close second, with a lot of kelly green and some other bright colors in a crisp bold design that clearly communicates the nature of the business.  But why is a nice nerd like me talking like an art critic?

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  19. The Thrifty Campers October 3, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    Oh man that stinks you were ticketed twice. I just saw that same Peapod by Giant company truck the other day.

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger October 3, 2017 / 2:10 pm

      Hi. The peapod trucks are very nice. They’re growing on me.

      Thanks for dropping by.


    • Yeah, Another Blogger October 3, 2017 / 9:27 pm

      Hello there. Thanks for visiting. And for reading my stories.
      Much appreciated.


  20. Stuart Campbell November 27, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    You’ve set me looking for the photo of a haggis van I took in Edinburgh years ago.

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    • Yeah, Another Blogger November 27, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      Hello Stuart.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      I hope you find the photo.

      Neil S.


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