The Snan is a community project and we have plans for it! While the plan is to keep the van as original as possible, it will be fitted out with livestreaming equipment so we can travel and work from it while on the go. The van is in very good condition considering it is from 1989, so the priority is to preserve what we can.

We have the Snan!

We picked up the S-Cargo on Wednesday 23rd March and are now in the process of working on it. I’m streaming this process, so make sure to follow me on Twitch to get the going-live notification so you can watch along!

future trips

Trips in the Snan are largely going to be planned and voted on by the audience on Twitch. Below is the list of planned excursions:

  • Tour of Ireland 2023

    July 7th to July 10th 2023, instead of going to TwitchCon Paris, we’re doing a coastal tour of Ireland, heading all around the island!

  • Exploring Ireland

    Pending votes in Twitch Chat, we will travel to the three most requested locations on the island of Ireland. First location: Derry via A2 North Coast Road, Giant’s Causeway and Larne. Week beginning 3rd April. Done! Next location: Dingle Peninsula


This timeline shows where we are on the journey towards getting the Snan and enjoying it!

  • Ellen rediscovers the Nissan S Cargo

    2020: A Doug DeMuro video is what did it, and it sparked a love…

  • The interest reemerges

    December 2022: Twitch chat is also impressed when they see the snail-shaped van

  • A search begins…

    12th January 2023: Finding S Cargo vans in very good condition is difficult!

  • A Snan is found!

    15th January 2023: A UK-based classic car dealer has a fresh import in incredible condition, with only 50,000 miles (80,000 km)

  • Ellen puts down a deposit

    16th January 2023: The Snan is secured!

  • The Snail-o-thon succeeds!

    20th January 2023: Twitch Chat raises £5,500 towards the cost of the Snan in 24 hours.

  • Twitch Chat names the Snan スナンちゃん (Snan-chan)

    5th February 2023: After two rounds of intense voting, Twitch Chat settles on a permanent name for the Snan. Say hello to Snan-chan!

  • The DVLA confirms it expects to register the Snan soon

    The Driver & Vehicle Licencing Agency has informed the Snan dealer that they expect to register the Snan on the week beginning March 13th.

  • Snail-o-thon 2 fully funds the Snan!

    14th March 2023: £7,500 has been raised for the little snail, 100% of its purchase cost.

  • The Snan is registered!

    20th March 2023: The DVLA has registered the snail and it’s time to pick it up this week!

  • The balance on the vehicle is paid

    21st March 2023: The Snan has been fully paid for and the dealer has received the payment!

  • We go to England to pick up the Snan

    22nd March 2023: The van is picked up from Middlesbrough, driven across England to Liverpool and jumps on the ferry across the Irish Sea home to Northern Ireland.

  • The Snan is home!

    23rd March 2023: The S-Cargo now resides in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

upcoming treats

  • The Snan gets fitted with permanent livestreaming equipment and a workspace

    This is gonna be our streaming machine so it needs some gear!

  • We enjoy the Snan!

    Journeys across Ireland, the UK and hopefully beyond await… live on Twitch!

Excited to see where the S-Cargo goes next?