The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

29 August 2006

You'd think there'd be a hitch

Now here's something you don't see every day: a motor home with a garage.

Precisely where the Greyhound bus stashes your duffel bag, the Volkner Mobil RV parks your car. (This being a Eurovan, I have to assume that the space won't hold something the size of a Mercury Grand Marquis de Sade.) Still, it beats the heck out of towing the family car.

The Volkner is on display at the International Caravan Fair in Düsseldorf through Sunday, 3 September. Your local RV dealer down on the Interstate will be back as soon as his blood pressure returns to normal.

(Via Jalopnik.)

Posted at 11:53 AM to Driver's Seat , Entirely Too Cool

As a driver of a Grand Marquis, I can assure you that it is quite comfortable. The sade part comes when you have to fill it up.

Posted by: Dan at 9:10 PM on 29 August 2006

Actually, this was an attempt to prolong a joke that used to appear in every October "New Car Issue" of Car and Driver: each year, under Mercury, they would list "Grand Marquis: Still no de Sade trim package."

I got one of those as a rental once. It was nice and comfy, but gawd, it seemed to be about 1.3 lanes wide.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:14 PM on 29 August 2006

it seemed to be about 1.3 lanes wide.

I get that in my Bronco -- but since it's also elevated at least 1.3 Grand Marquis high, it evens out -- and I just feel like I'm driving a normal vehicle on toy roads.

Posted by: McGehee at 7:39 AM on 30 August 2006