Spy Gets Funkier: New van is straight out of the 70s.

If you’ve ever been to a trade show, you’ve probably noticed a massive, bright-orange semi truck doubling as a booth for Spy Optics. The newest addition to Spy’s motor force is just as loud. A funky, 23-foot, 1974 custom-built van called the Retail Commando Unit has been converted into a traveling promotional vehicle.

The van has a groovy, five-color, orange fade and mag wheels straight out of the 70s. Inside is the requisite shag carpeting, surround- sound, eight-track tape deck, and custom vinyl couches. Like the semi, the van also carries displays of Spy sunglasses, goggles, and accessories.

The Commando Unit will make appearances at mountain bike, surf, motocross, and snow events. It will also tow a 1969 Gulf Airstream trailer that was converted into a traveling Spy showroom for retail clinic tours, promotional events, and general exposure–which along with the semi shouldn’t be a problem.

–Aaron Checkwood