Hippie Van Goes Up in Smoke

photo(50)Daniel Maurer A tragically Darwinian scene.

This has to be the saddest thing we’ve seen since ol’ Free Willie Nelson caught fire and we were forced to comb the neighborhood for its next coolest set of wheels.

This beauty of a microbus, often seen parked off of Tompkins Square Park, just up and stopped running — resulting in the somber scene that transpired just minutes ago.

Of course, there are still a couple of newer-model VW Vanagons bouncing around the neighborhood (not to mention the beast below — which is for sale!), but this is so harshing our mellow.

Anyone know who the owner is? We’d like to send our condolences.

photo(49)Daniel Maurer