Thursday, June 7, 2012

Vanfest this weekend, memorial for Al Brown

 The Ford guys and gals are in town for Vanfest after being at Carlisle last weekend. So we had another tour out to Bradford to see Supervan once again.

As a special treat this Econoline pickup was there, two of the guys with us currently own Econo pickups. This one is one of the nicest new school Econo pickups ever built. 

There was also a Corvair Greenbrier there. Great restoration on it but I think the color scheme is more for the vintage car crowd. Even with the surfboard on top, the cool factor is missing somehow.

Headed to Vanfest later on today barring bad weather, then I'll go early tomorrow. We'll be having a memorial for our friend Al there. Al pretty much started vanning up here in Canada and made vanning a part of his life for close to 40 years ! This collage will be shown at Vanfest, a slide show will be presented with all of these pictures and others and some of Al's photo albums, dash plaques and other collectibles will be on display.   

This memorial has been very tough to put together in so many ways . It has extracted a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm from me. After Vanfest I'll be taking a break, then hopefully be doing a road trip to the Carlisle Truck Nationals and Super Somer.