the History of the Dred...


more about The Dred.....



Like all of the vehicles in the original grateful dead caravan, this vehicle has a name familiar to early deadheads. The Dred was given it’s name by Owsley Stanley shortly after his purchase of this truck in 1966. According to Owsley, the name “Dred” came from a character in an old Dr. Marvel comic book from the 1950’s.

if you remember the “Dred’, drop us a line and share your memories....


Name: The Dred

Age: the 1960’s

Favorite Color: originally red from the factory..repainted in the 1960’s! it still sports that original arty paint job, incorporating some of the original red paint...

Favorite Quote:

“this is a piece of the 1960’s rolling revolution....” w.clark.

My favorite songs

“Truckin..” by the Grateful Dead

My favorite links






The Dred.....