Hooniverse Truck Thursday: The Vancake Edition

Earlier today, mr. mzs zsm msz esq (dude can you get an easier name to reference?) commented on Mr. Emslie’s TrIATION post with the above shown image. Well, my fellow Hoons, it reminded this olelongrooffan of this image

that I have in my library, shameless stolen from somewhere, of what I have labeled, “The Vancake”.
And check out the length of those windshield wiper eyelashes versus the height of that windscreen.

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  1. muthalovin Avatar

    Sad Vancake is sad.

  2. tonyola Avatar

    There was also the FlatCar…
    <img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ytiJGFS-U4s/TPRov_H1vMI/AAAAAAAAACk/Z5C-jhAfxTI/s1600/FlatCarRex_450x300.jpg&quot; width=450>
    ..and one or two 1980s experimental trucks which had the cab below the trailer to keep the overall length shorter. I can't imagine many truck drivers loving these.
    <img src="http://images.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2009/09/steinwinter_01_resized.jpg&quot; width=450>

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      Boeing prefers to split the difference with only one of the cabs underneath. I've seen this once on I-405 myself:
      [youtube Rn0OaxD3XuM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn0OaxD3XuM youtube]

      1. Thrashy Avatar

        I've never understood this. If you're making that much of the plane at one factory, wouldn't make sense to build the rest of the plane at the same factory rather than engineer and maintain a truck fleet to move it around?
        Oh wait… Congress. Now I understand!

        1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

          The <20 MPG Oversize Load Warning Astro is the icing on that particular pig-flesh-based leavened dessert treat. I've usually seen American compacts/subcompacts used, occasionally Rangers or S-10/Colorado relatives, but a big-six-powered breadbox is just silly unless it's carrying something I can't fathom.

          1. chrystlubitshi Avatar

            it's carrying the rear driver's legs. and that appears to be rear drive astro (there is no AWD badge on the back end– that i can see). mine gets 22-25 for interstate driving.. so i would guess that with the sign on top it's probably sitting right about 20 or maybe a bit above (mine could use a tune up)
            but yes, normally warning vehicles are compacts/sub compacts.. maybe they were afraid that one of those might actually drive up underneath the load?

        2. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

          *Poof*ing my own damn comment.
          EDIT: Aaaaaand good.

        3. joshuman Avatar

          Boeing only assembles aircraft in Washington. They don't actually make anything. All the parts come from elsewhere.

      2. Black Steelies Avatar

        Clark W. Griswold style.

      3. skitter Avatar

        I could not be trusted with a dual-driver truck.
        I would have far, far too much fun.

      4. dead_elvis Avatar

        I used to see these (and bigger transporters) regularly on I-405 when I was working in Woodinville. However, it was only in the wee hours before 5:30 am, and they were usually travelling more slowly than 30-35 mph.

      5. joshuman Avatar

        I see this every month or so. The kids enjoy it.

  3. facelvega Avatar

    What good is a flat car without a giant engine?
    <img src="http://majesticspeed.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/mini-cummins-v18-diesel-01.jpg"&gt;

    1. njhoon Avatar

      My plan of a Double Six in a Corolla suddenly seems pedestrian.

    2. PowerTryp Avatar

      Ate up with motor indeed.

  4. Van Sarockin Avatar
    Van Sarockin

    Nicely slammed. But I think my waterbed just sprang a leak.

  5. Alff Avatar

    Needs more Westfalia.

  6. PowerTryp Avatar

    Amazingly not the only VW to be treated this way.
    <img src="http://image.hotrod.com/f/14274545/hrdp_0812_07_z+the_top_10_best_hot_rods_of_the_year+1956_volkswagen.jpg&quot; width="500">
    Notice the lack of a sliding roof panel to poke your head out of.

    1. BlackIce_GTS Avatar
    2. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
      Peter Tanshanomi

      No, indeed it isn't.
      <img src="http://www.tanshanomi.com/temp/flatvw.jpg"&gt;

  7. boxdin Avatar

    The ladder on the side is so cool.