I groan. I recognize that shape from afar. It’s a Westfalia and I’m coming up on it fast. The lane to my left is full. No chance to change lanes now. But, wait, I’m not catching up as fast as I thought. Could the Westfalia actually be doing 60mph? Oh wait, it’s a Eurovan.
All the Westfalias I get stuck behind max out at 50-55mph. I just thought Westfalias incapable of 60mph. Turns out they generally are. Trolling Internet stories about the Westfalias turns up their owners whom are camping and adventure fanatics. They live in their van. Not the spa and resort type at all. And they’re not in a hurry to get anywhere unless it’s up a mountain road to go hiking. And their Westfalia gets them there, quick enough for them and dependably.
Eurovans are different. Their owners are in a hurry, like the guy who roared by me and the boys the other day. We heard it coming ½ a mile away. A Eurovan with over sized wheels, blasting up the hill, like a freak of nature.
To be safe, when you encounter this van shape on the freeway, just change lanes as quickly as possible. It might be a Westfalia.