Wednesday, April 18, 2018

46 th Nationals Trophys

 Van friends if you’d like to sponsor a trophy for the event now is the time! Please visit our web store to see the listings of trophies available for sponsor.

           Click here to sponsor a Trophy for 2018

  The art for our Show n Shine plaques are sculpted by world renowned artist Jimmy Cleveland.  After sculpting Jimmy makes us a silicone mold of the original. Using this mold we pour the plaques from casting resin, then we hand antique each plaque and paint in color with a brush. It’s a long process but we believe the result is top notch and you deserve no less for competing and placing in the Show N Shine.

We appreciate your support greatly and look forward to handing out these awards.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

the 46th Van Nationals is coming!

The 46th National Truck-in, hosted by "Truckin in to Tomorrow"
will be held July 23-29, 2018 at Jasper County Fairgrounds, in Rensselaer, Indiana

you can find pre-reg, and all other info at

Sunday, March 12, 2017

  Vans on the Run is proud to announce we are hosting the 45th National Truck-in. We will be co-hosted by Knightmare Vanners. Both groups are excited to bring the Nats back to central Ohio.  Below is the flyer. Check it out.  You can pre register using pay-pal,or you can print the entry form and send it in with payment. As time gets closer we will be posting updates to our plans.  check the website at

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Vanner Memorial

While at the Council of Councils meeting Judith brought up the Vanners Memorial. As most of you know it is at the Vanning Museum because it just got too big to carry around. 

Judith make a proposal that we have a VANNING MEMORIAL BANNER which would be much easier to move and manage. 

Just how would it work? 

Vanners would send in Memorial patches and they would be attached to the banner and displayed at Council of Council and Nationals. So if you want this to work search through your things and send Judith your memorial patches and she’ll get this rolling. 

You can mail the patches to Judith from now till mid-April or see her at a truck-in this summer. She’ll be at Spring Back, Spring Fever, Mid-West, Van Fest, Vans across America and of course Nationals. If you want to mail them to her after she leaves FL, contact her and she’ll give you an address.

Please share this with your friends and lets see what we can get going.

PS is anyone has and extra Dave Pilon patch Judith could use one. 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

the nats have NOT been cancelled. had posted an event for the nats on their Facebook page as has been done the past few years, but was later asked to delete it because the host club wanted to handle it themselves.

when the event was deleted from the page, it sent out email to everyone saying it was cancelled.


The only thing cancelled was the event listing on facebook, the nats are still on, and as always, you can check for the latest information and upates.

there is also an official thread on 

Sorry for any confusion. 

Monday, February 23, 2015

A quick update from our CofC meeting.

One of the things we discussed at Council of Councils in Denver was the need for an updated Vanner AID list and an easier way for folks to add to the mobile Vanner Memorial.

to that end, we have a couple of new links for you.

First, if you want to participate in the "Vanner AID" program, please follow this link;

Vanner AID is whatever you can offer to fellow vanners that are travelling in your area.. from a place to camp out for a night or two, to garage use if they break down, or just a ride, etc.
The information you provide will be made available "publicly".. it will be here, and on, etc, so that vanners can locate it when they need help.
Even if you have added your name to this list before, please do so again, as we are scrapping the old list completely, as it is very out of date.

The mobile Vanner Memorial is a computerized display that we take to the Nats and CofC that displays information about fallen vanners, we needed an easier way for you to get that information to us in a format we can use, so again, new form..

The results of this form will go to the nats board for use in updating the mobile memorial.
The more info you provide, the better, tell a story, give as much detail as you can.  If you have added someone before, go ahead and add them again just to be sure we have accurate information.