Help Catch Whoever Vandalized WatCon’s Vintage ’65 G-Series ChevyVan


We’re both big fans of classic American automobiles and WatCon, here at The Watercraft Journal, and today’s post is particularly painful if you share these same two interests. John Zigler, owner of WatCon and Rock County JetSki awoke two days ago to discover some subhuman had “tagged” his 1970’s themed ’65 G-Series ChevyVan (it was marketed as one word when first introduced in 1964). The bright red panel van had become synonymous with Rock County JetSki, as it was a near-permanent fixture in front of the shop.

Standing at a slight rake on magnesium “slot” wheels wrapped in white letters-out radials; “side dump” exhaust tips jutting out below the rockers, ending directly in front of the rear axle; and a bubble “opera” window cut into the sides, Zigler’s van was pretty damn groovy.

Zigler made a Facebook post the morning he discovered the vandalism, which wrote: “I need your help! I am just sick to my stomach. Many local people here know my 1965 red Chevy shop van. I came in this morning to find my van has been vandalized overnight. I am asking for all my local friends and other people to help me make this go viral; I am offering a cash reward to anyone that helps lead to the arrest of the person(s) who did this to my little red van. Please share all over. Please contact Janesville Crime stoppers with any information.”

All of us at The Watercraft Journal would like to encourage anyone in the nearby area to help get this scumbag(s) arrested for the damage done to John’s car.

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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