Monday, June 17, 2013

Global Van Lines Truck, July 12 1968

For many years, the storage locker area was located right on Town Square. It was originally sponsored by Bekins, until Global Van Lines took over in May of 1963. It is mostly remembered for this wonderful old-fashioned van, "... a faithful restoration of a 1910 Ford truck".  I can only assume that Bob Gurr was involved in the creation of this vehicle.

Global's headquarters was located just north of Disneyland; lucky collectors even have toy versions of this van - apparently I am not lucky!


Nancy said...

Love the colors on this little beauty...

the main thing that comes to my mind is how bouncy a ride this might have been when it was not doing a "furniture removal"! I see visions of old movies (even silent films) where they drove on dirt roads bouncing all the way!

Nice start for a Monday! :-)

K. Martinez said...

I used the lockers at this location many times. Just after putting my stuff in the locker I loved to stop for a bit to study the big Disneyland photo map on the wall.

The Global Van Line headquarters was such a cool building. Upon seeing it I knew we had arrived at "The Happiest Place On Earth".

Major Pepperidge said...

Nancy, I don't think anybody got to ride in the van, except for employees. But you're right, back in the day it was not the smooth ride we expect today.

K. Martinez, I wish I had that big photo map! I love maps and aerial views of the park. And why they changed that building so drastically I'll never know.