I love living in an RV park for a number of reasons. One of those reasons is that there is always a fresh crop of RVs coming into the park to ogle. We love to walk the park, particularly on weekends, when there are visitors traveling through because there is always a new rig to admire.
A couple of weeks ago I was going through a bit of a rough patch. I felt sad and out of sorts, not to mention I had a cold and was absolutely fraught with allergies. I decided to go for a walk to clear my head and perhaps restore a more positive outlook, also to reach my goal of 10,000 steps for the day. On this walk a chorus of angels landed upon my shoulder and began to sing. I looked to my right and this beautifully restored motor home was before me. Swoon! I had to know more!
It is no secret that I love a vintage rig. Restoring one myself is high up on my bucket list. I love researching the subject. Upon seeing this gorgeous specimen I was determined to see the inside. I had so many questions! I promptly returned home and crafted a note to the occupants confessing my passion for their rig and inquiring about taking photos for my blog. So, no, I wasn’t just being a creeper and taking pictures without asking…
I left my note with my phone number on their door and later they sent me a text letting me know that they were happy to oblige. They also sent me a link to their website. I now know why that chorus of angels sang when I first laid eyes on this unique beauty. The universe was speaking to me. I had just discovered the motherlode of my menagerie of particularly heartfelt interests. I had just been introduced to the proprietors of Funky Junk Farms. I love Los Angeles!
The next day, I met with Johnny and Yipsy. I wanted to take pictures of them too, but I also didn’t want to be too invasive while they were on a low key long weekend. They were very kind and very cool and allowed me full access to their camper for photos. I know you are just waiting to see the inside! Have a gander! For those of you wondering, it is a 1964 Ford Condor.
That might look like a telephone. It is actually a CB radio that Johnny got when he was a teenager. He thought it was a good match for this 64′ Ford Condor. It is not currently in working order, but he plans to change that.
This looks like an amazing old board game! I want to play this game! It makes great art for the wall of this mid century motorhome. Johnny is a true collector. As the owner of Funky Junk Farms, he has access to some seriously great vintage memorabilia.
I hope you enjoyed this gorgeous vintage beauty as much as I did. I have plans to go check out Funky Junk Farms in the near future. Stay tuned for an interview and more great photos of vintage rigs. In the meantime please subscribe to my blog, Massive Tiny Dreams (on the right, just below the header). I’ll keep you up to date on all of the really important things in life, like tiny living philosophy, road trips and cool RVs!
P.S. I use a combination of three cameras for the photos. I used the Cannon T3i, a GoPro Hero 3 and my Iphone 4.