I'm a little sad that I missed this in person, but my schedule just never lined up for it. Anyway, if you've got some time today, maybe you'd like to go check out Kevin Cyr's amazing artwork of trucks and vans over at Jonathan LeVine Projects. This series is one of my favorites from him. If you want to see more like it, you can check out Kevin's website here.
Road & Track posted a little short article about a unique subculture in Japan that is known for racing old Dodge B-series vans. These vans are often stripped and completely re-tooled with much more powerful engines. In a sense, they are the perfect sleeper car -- slow-looking but packing tons of power under that metal body. I would love to go to one of these meets.
This is an interesting article from The Atlantic about the NYPD's secret X-Ray vehicles used to spy on citizens. The photo above isn't necessarily one of these vehicles (which the article labels as "military-grade vans") but former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton's reluctance to talk about it when asked all but confirms that the police department has at least one of these. It is reported that each vehicle costs somewhere between $729,000 and $825,000.