Good Times, Inc. was a custom van (or “conversion”) company established in Texas sometime in the early 1970s and active until at least 1989. Their logo – also used in a variety of chrome badging – was based on Orbit. This face by Lettergraphics is very similar to Village, one of the Photo-Lettering designs from the 1968 Psychedelitypes series.
Getting there is half the fun, but getting there in a flurry of funky fun is even better. One way to get it on is in a Good Times, Inc., customized van. The work is done in a factory in Arlington and the 70-man assembly line turns them out at a 10-a-day clip.
“We sell every one we turn out and there’s a waiting list,” according to Billy Walker, president of the two-year-old company. At something like $7,250 a unit, that grosses close to $1 million.
The vans (Fords, Chevys or Dodge) are dolled up to suit the owner’s taste – anything from plush GT unit featuring carpeting, waterbeds, stereo, etc., to a sedate Stadium Van ideal for family outings. Or, you can do it yourself at a Walker subsidiary, Van World, where you can get any accessory. — D Magazine, Feb. 1975