Iconic Surf Cars That Make Us Happy
Nothing evokes the spirit of the "Endless Summer" quite like a vintage surf car, and who doesn't want to be reminded of an idyllic lifestyle of surf, good times with friends, and warm summer days?
It's a nostalgic paradise that appeals to surfers and non-surfers alike, and part of why classic surf cars have grown to be so popular, even with the technology and conveniences of today's modern-day vehicles.
"I own a '97 Silverado and it's a good truck, but the Volkswagen bus is the only car I know that you can lock a 9'6" board inside of; where people you pass on the road will wave and smile because it makes them happy; and when you pull up at the beach, your car becomes the epicenter and the hangout spot," said Jason Moyer, a 35-year-old surfer from Costa Mesa, CA.
In celebration of the first day of Summer, and of International Surfing Day, we cruised the Southern California coast in search of the iconic surf cars that help transport us from where we are (most likely in an office with flourescent lighting) to where we really belong.