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The Second Coming of Ophelia

When we met Ryan Lovelace, a surfboard shaper in high demand in Santa Barbara, we also got lucky enough to hang out in his home—if "home" is an adequate descriptor.

As Caleb O'Brien describes it in our Topa Topa issue, this home is "a ’48 Chevy school bus RV, armed with a 283 small-block v6, a hefty transmission and a whole lot of history. She’s called The Second Coming Of Ophelia." Lovelace covered her rebirth on his blog, The Cosmic Collider.

The bus might be stationary for the moment, but as our writer found:  "She’s Ophelia, the second coming at 7 miles per gallon, dangerous as shit, straining the bounds of her own body."