Man Spends Pandemic Converting Old Van Into Mystery Machine
Ryan Bourque has always wanted to have a collection of movie and TV cars, and the pandemic gave him a lot of extra time to make his dream come true.
“The Mystery Machine [from the Scooby-Doo cartoons] came about because 2020 hit. I just really wanted to gill my time with a project that I would enjoy doing and that could make other people smile,” Bourque told NBC DFW. “My wife and I bought a cheap, junk van and I just started renovating it.”
Ryan said it took him nearly four months to complete the van.
“I originally set out to do this simply for the joy of it. I thought it would bring a smile to people’s faces because it's not something you see every day. When it was almost finished, I really started thinking about giving it more of a purpose than that,” Bourque said.
After it brought in a lot of attention, Ryan said he decided to make it a mobile vending machine, all for a good cause.
“I called it Snack Waves. I will basically use the van as a mobile vending machine, selling stuff like chips, soda, candy bars and more and then use part of the proceeds to partner with local organizations and events to help fundraise for good causes,” Bourque said.
He said he hopes the next project will be the DeLorean from "Back to the Future,"
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