Sharing with you the colorful painted cars and buses of Eugene has been a staple here at CC. Today’s featured work of art is this Ford Econoline mini-bus, formerly in the fleet of First Student, a private school bus contractor. Don’t ask me how I know.
I’ve seen this around for a while this year, and shot it earlier this summer. It’s obviously a work in progress.
And if it keeps sprouting new artistry, I promise you an update. I know how much these mean to you.
But think how much someone will enjoy seeing these pictures 50 years from now, if they’re still accessible on some server of some kind, and the device can access them.
The gold wheels are definitely an improvement.
Rather interesting and looking good, from here, is the mottled effect they have created mixing the blue and pink/purple through the mid section.
“Privet school”? Is that where you learn how to run a hedge fund?
Don’t you just love autocorrect …
Nice bus, this may be one area where Santa Cruz comes close to Eugene.
The paint scheme reminds me of the La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires. The story goes that it was so poor that the people would beg for paint from ships in the nearby port for their houses. Either that or someone is planning a Partridge Family tribute band.
Neat find, thank you for sharing. I am a bit surprised First Student did not paint over their name when the bus was sold.
Padlock on rear emergency door. I wonder if that’s for keeping occupants inside or keeping outsiders from entering?
Mild CC effect: just saw a full size school bus on the walk home from work with the “FIRST STUDENT” branding on the sides.
Eugene seems like a hippie mecca! We loved living in Gainesville for several years and Eugene seems kind of like a Gainesville from an alternative (colder and wetter) universe. We’ve considered relocating from Florida to Oregon and Eugene was on our list of cities to look at. The old cars everywhere, and sense of ummm…individuality seems pretty unique to this place. Honestly, how do you deal with the weather there, Paul? Is it as bad as people say? I do enjoy my convertible ownership.
Well, yes, the weather is quite a bit different here than in Florida. The solution to our wettish and grayish winters? Go back to Florida for a couple of months every winter. 🙂
Seriously, it all depends. Personally, I can’t stand heat and humidity, so Florida is not at all appealing to me. But the winters here can be a bit challenging, although with global warming, they’re not as cold anymore. And we often do have sunny periods in winter. But the summers are mostly superb, as is the fall and much of spring.
It is different.
I get it. I too get tired of the heat and humidity, especially when friends in other parts of the country keep sharing pictures of fall foliage and football tailgating whilst not sweating their rears off. Besides, if given a choice, I’d think wet and gray winters would beat shoveling snow out of one’s driveway 10 times out of 10. It probably beats dying from heatstroke just walking out to the mailbox during summer in Sarasota too. Thanks for the heads-up, Paul.
And there’s also the fact that it’s almost dark here right now, at 5:19 pm. And that’s because it’s perfectly clear tonight. otherwise it gets pretty dim by 4;30. 🙁
Of course in mid-summer we have some daylight until 10pm.