i couldn't put it better than this petition but we need people of all ages to become interested in science no matter how the conversation is sparked and this van is an awesome conversation starter about science.
I am a physics teacher and lover of science history. No one exemplifies the quirky, lovable nature of physicists like Richard Feynman did. He progressed man's understanding of science but also progressed man's love of science.
Feynman's restored Dodge fits the museum's philosophy "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," and so deserves its place at the Smithsonian where it can be appreciated by more than just the collector.