‘Vanapalooza’, A Brief Animated History of the Van Dating Back to 1896

“Vanapalooza” is a brief animated short produced by Mercedes-Benz that explores the history of the van. The video goes all the way back to its invention in the late 19th century.

In 1896, automotive engineer Gottlieb Daimler, tired of tired horses, slapped a gasoline engine on a cart. He had invented the first truck. Seeing an opportunity, Karl Benz stuck a box on the back of his truck and, voila, the van was born.

via The Presurfer