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’71 Winnebago Spoofs National Lampoon Flick

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December 31, 2013 by   Leave a Comment

Keith Boreani started out about 11 years ago, renovating an old school bus.

As reported by the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette, raising the $5,000 to buy the bus was the easy part. Finding partners to help him do the job was a challenge. Nobody could quite grasp the vision that Boreani had for the old hulk.

By the time he was done, though, Boreani had created quite a showpiece: shiny black with purple lights on the exterior and thick carpet inside, with custom-designed furniture, a sink, a cooler and even a little bathroom in back.

Boreani figured he could rent it out as a party bus, but the plan didn’t pan out.

You can’t keep a guy with crazy automotive ideas down, though, and Boreani, who’s in pharmaceutical sales, has a vision for a whole new fleet of vehicles that will never make a lot of money but will turn plenty of heads.

The first vehicle in the fleet has recently been completed. Boreani bought a 1971 Winnebago, with a big W on the side and 75,000 miles on it.

“It wasn’t the worst, but it wasn’t pretty,” he said.

But he had an idea to make it really outrageous. Working with an Angola airbrusher, Harry Martin of Hairydidit, he converted the old motorhome into a combination of Clark Griswold’s hideous green station wagon and Eddie’s hideous motor home from the “National Lampoon’s Vacation” movies.

The green station wagon is painted on the side, complete with a dead grandma wrapped in a tarp and strapped to the roof. There are plenty of Walley World characters and tons of painted rust on the side, front and rear.

To view a photo of the Winnebago and read the full story click here.

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