ya, i could see that van doing that if it's the v8...we had one of those beasts when i was a kid! the VANDURA ROCKED.
i still don't trust them for cars, but there is a little more allowance with them i think, as they aren't a high reving performence motor. I just got super put off on them after that, cardboard endcaps and the rolled end didn't hold together on that 1...that's all it took. if i was rocking down the interstate and that popped open like that it would have been a nasty accident.
i just use filters that have a lot of good media in them and metal endcaps. makes me all warm and fuzzy on the inside