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added your name to this list before, please do so again, as we are scrapping the old list completely, as it is very out of date.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.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


after a little bit of re-coding, I managed to completely re-do the members page and transfer it here to the blog, it will be so much easier to maintain now.  I have also started recreating the "nats to date" page, though the links on it are still not working, that's the next step.

I added links to the VANNER list (emergency assistance for vanners on the road) and a couple of the nats resource files.  The goal is to get everything from the nats board website transferred here and stop paying every month for what we can do here for free.

 stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


There hasn't been a lot of activity on this page for a while, but we are going to start using it more, and will be migrating the national turickin board page from it's current static website to this, so that we can update it easier while on the road. stay tuned!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Passing it on.

Thanks to everyone who came to the 41st Nationals and all of those who worked so hard to help ups have a great Nationals we were able to pass some money forward.

We were able to donate $2000.00 to Vanners for Vanners host of the 42nd National Truck-in to be held in Greenwich NY  as well as $1000.00 to Hard Core Vanners host of the 43rd Nationals in Altamonte IL

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The 41st Nationals is now history. It was a huge success with over 650 vans from all over the country, and the world, attending. 
Here are a few of the pictures we were able to take. 
                      There were a lot of goodie bag donations.
The bags took several hours and a lot of help to put together
This is your host group!  What a motley crew
Head Quarters on opening day
And V O T R  printing event shirts
There were kids activities every day
The N.U.T.S. bus kept hauling people around all weekend. A big thank you to Vans On The Run.
The adult games were a hoot !

Porta johns being placed..Everyone needs a place to go.   LOL
Opening  ceremony!!  lets go!



Several shots of the green panel from Colorado.  more later

The public show was well attended on Saturday.  We opened it for the public and collected food for the food bank as admission
The bad news is that it rained EVERY DAY.   On wed. there was a bad storm with 80mph winds that took out nearly every tarp cover in the place. Tis was one of the lucky ones
Show field on Friday for judging.  141 vans competed for the awards
Wed. evening was the Nats Board meet and greet.  The free wieners went fast LOL 
Flying pigs. Need I say more?
Gathering for the opening ceremony 
This panel made National truck-in history.
Mothers was a major sponsor, and gave us tons of giveaways!
Jeff Cindy Lou Hyde won the Flying Eagle award and Best in Show with that beautiful panel truck.  The first ever panel Best of show and the first to win both awards

Every t-shirt from the 1st nats to the 40th!
Main gate prior to the Nats beginning
There was a swap meet for van stuff on Thursday.  this has been very popular of late.
      We collected for the local food bank. A truck load of food and $500.
There was a contest for the kids to collect can tabs. The winner Aidan, turned in 48.17 lbs.  Second place, Delancy, was 42.5 lbs   GREAT JOB!!   Here we are delivering 186 pounds of tabs to Ronald McDonald house..  That's over 223,000 cans of something....
There were 660 vans in attendance this year. 
Here is some food for thought.  The 39th Nats were held at these same grounds 2 years ago.  There were 614 vans at that Nats.  That was an increase in attendance over the last Ohio Nationals held in 2007.  Both were the first time in 30 years that there was an increase in attendance over previous Nats held in the same state.   Also the highest attendance recorded in the last 10 years. Also the only time the Nats has been at the same site only 2 years apart.  Seems like the Vanners like this site.  Next years Nationals will be back in New York.  See you all there!!