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Before Vinny, there was a ’57 Chevy school bus from Wyoming. The bus arrived via trailer, and as Karen and her brother John explored the bus for the first time together, they found no spiders, or cobwebs, but a live grasshopper waiting to greet them. He was still there the next morning.
The school bus wasn't the right truck for Grasshopper Goods, but this '77 Chevy Step Van did the trick. In his first life, Vinny was a pizza truck. Here you can see John with Vinny's former owner.
So, why Vinny?
To honor his heritage, an Italian Pizza truck, and his era, the 1970's — we selected the name Vinny. It's also a nod to our favorite heartthrob in "Welcome Back, Kotter".
Creative Juices Flowing
White-boarding beginning plans for Vinny!
Let the Games Begin
The doors are off, ready for body work. Doors are off to get new "skins".
Vinny, Stripped Down
Planning meeting to get Vinny on the road. Karen and John put their heads together before the interior work gets started.
All in the Family
Jim of Sterling Grey, Karen's other brother, joins the team for the interior retail design. It's a dream Foersterling trifecta of entrepreneurs.
Vinny, Start Your Engine
Pulling out Vinny's old engine to power all the "hopping" to come.
Beyond Broncos starts the interior fabrication. Ceiling coming along — wiring for lights and AC mount next.
Operation the game of skill. Vinny's transplant has arrived
Vinny is shaping up to look more like a boutique. Custom work with Sterling Grey and Beyond Broncos.
Vinny Gets Decked Out
Vinny in line to get his wrap! Vinny's vinyl wrap was a special collaboration with Blue Platypus and includes hidden grasshoppers and four leaf clovers (homage to Karen's Irish heritage) in addition to midwest flowers.
Vinny’s 1977-Themed Christening
To celebrate Vinny’s new beginning and the arrival of the truck, we hosted a 1977-themed party in honor of Vinny’s birth year. Complete with Tuna Casserole, Twinkies, PBR and a groovy soundtrack provided by Karen's husband Steve, the party was a blast!
Hit the Road
Vinny hops around the state, bringing glad tidings, joy, and unique products.
Vinny's Last Ride
After many years of Vinny bringing us luck and joy, our brand as grown and expanded. We're putting all our focus on our brick and mortar location, and we hope you'll hop on by to see us. We can't wait to see what adventures he'll go on next.