There’s a lot of cute attention to detail and its obvious this art wasn’t done in an altered state of mind. I think. Large and small flowers, butterflies and miscellaneous happy creatures are the predominant visual theme. The word “love” in two foot high letters with the “O” as a peace sign emblazon its two passenger side center body doors.
Daisy petals were painted in circles around the front amber running lamps. An undersea craft suggested by The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” being embraced by a giant squid adorns a rear body panel. Tiny round white tiles were painstakingly glued in a pattern covering the entire front bumper that resembles reptile scales. Inside the roof has been lined with natural finish wooden slats.
This bus is breathtakingly groovy. The Butlers have added personal decorative touches to make the bus special to their family. The VW doesn’t get much tough duty; it’s mainly for fun around town. “The bus is perfect for taking our daughter and her friends to the swimming pool,” Butler said.
Have you seen a cool vehicle around town? Writer Doug Hill’s always on the lookout for future Dig My Ride columns. E-mail him at Hillreviews@hotmail.com.