Eric’s dad, Paul, is a life long van lover. His first van was a dark blue 1975 Ford Econoline-150. His second van was a green 1978 Ford Econoline-350. He managed to keep most of the original documentation, including the Ford Econoline 1978 brochure, and showed it to us when we visited this weekend. Between the beach volleyball, scuba gear, bicycles, camping, ice cream, football, and surf boards….I would say this is still pretty effective advertising. The tagline was: AdVANtage Ford!