Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Plenty of media attention for custom vans!

The month of January and early February to date were full of vans in the media and online event coverage.
The build of the Deberti 1961 Econoline seen at the 2019 SEMA event was featured on the Twin Turbos television show on Motor Trend. What a beast it is, 850 HP Coyote!

Gary a.k.a @cadbomb 's Van Slam early Econoline got a well deserved amount of attention at the Grand National Roadster Show. I would have loved to be at the show when he pulled up with the Disco Van towing Van Slam! We'll be seeing this in Custom Vanner Magazine and I imagine in at least one more magazine.

The Rust Valley Restorers featured the very tasteful updating on this 1965 Chevy Handivan.    

Last but not least on television, Texas Metal is airing a show tonight.
Where they are doing up a 1965 Falcon.

Disney is even getting into the van action. They will have the full sized version of the Onward van at the Toronto International Car Show. It has been on display at other events as well. Look forward to seeing that van soon.   
Back in February 2011 the Council of Countils a.k.a CofC was in Buena Park California. Showvans was a big part of that great event donating money towards the actual event and sponsoring the CofC Van Show. This weekend at the 2020 CofC, the Pacific Van Council will be putting ina bid to host the 2021 CofC once again in Buena Park. If this bid is successful, Showvans once again will be a big part of this event which will guarantee another calendar for 2021.   


Wednesday, January 1, 2020


Happy New Year! 2020 is going to be another great year in vanning, but aren't they all? Maybe it's time for a new look. At the 2019 Nationals in Greenfield Massachusetts, Matchstick and maybe a little bit of my help convinced artist Scott Fisk from Sudio669.net to attend. His Misfit cartoon had been out for a while, I was able to get a print and a decal at the 2014 Syracuse Nationals. He put together a very nice A100 cartoon in time for the Nationals. We spent some together in Greenfield and kept in regular contact. He did this new look logo up for me which kind of energized me. The Showvans website will be revived with features and event coverage. With the flurry of Facebook van pages, I realized and my friends have mentioned that something a bit more serious/substantial is needed, like what was done in the past with the features.  
In late November 2019 I decided to do another Showvans Calendar. That's about 3 months later than I've ever started before. In fact one year possibly 2012,the calendars were already delivered in late November. The proceeds from these calendars have enabled me to support van events on both side of the border. Once again I'll be able to do this and it will help me doing something special for Vanfest 25. I've been involved with Vanfest since about 1999 doing the website and some of the social media.
Vanfest 25 will be June 12-14 in Aylmer Ontario Canada. It's going to be a big one, many vanners will be there from all over North America, I've been putting out the welcome mat for this for quite a while now and planning some features that will make it even more special as I have in the past.

The 2020 Showvans calendar was a whirlwind project lasting less than a month from start to finish. There were a few glitches along the way, including the printer sending me just over 250 calendars when the order was for 350. So I came up short on some larger orders unfortunately. I'll hopefully get that straightened out very soon and be able order some extras on top of the original 350.