I was as surprised as I like to imagine you are surprised when I noticed that president-during-the-1980s and Jelly Bean/drool-down economics enthusiast Ronald Reagan seems to be driving this 1962 Thames van. I mean, that looks a lot like Ronald Reagan, and the woman in the passenger seat sorta looks like his wife, Nancy Reagan, who famously just said “no” to drugs but an enthusiastic “yes” to astrologers. I’m not really sure who the hell else they’re hauling around in that charming van, or where they’re going, but I think I’m okay with not being involved. I mean, it looks like a hell of a crowd, and I have zero doubt they’re all about to get into some seriously raunchy trouble, but still, I’m okay.
I don’t think Reagan ever owned a Thames van. Feels too British, even despite his famous compatibility with the UK’s Margaret Thatcher.
Reagan did own a Subaru Brat, though:
You can see him with his Brat here, which appears to not have the in-bed, rear-facing, handgrip-equipped jump seats, and instead has an open truck bed, which in this picture is holding a large dog, which, based on Reagan’s body language, may be a filthy commie that needs to get out of the truck, stat, pinko puppy.