Vanning is a compulsion, an obsession, an occupation, an affliction, a fascination, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it, must. Those who don't, think it's a waste of time. For me it is a calling.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

reliving the summer of 76

Every time I get in the eagle van I'm transported back to the summer of 1976. Vanning was growing by leaps and bounds and the N.S.V.A. was holding their national event at the race track in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This was my first huge automotive event of any kind. I was overwhelmed at the custom vans there. what an experience. there were 6000 +vans there . Over 1000 in the show & shine competition. the eagle was picked as the best overall van out of all of them. So painting the van this week was very nostalgic. Last post I got the eagle design painted.The last 4 days I've been sequestered in the garage working hard to finish in time for this years nationals. next was the ribbon with the lettering

Lettering with gold seize

I love variegated leaf and it works very well here.

when you consider I don't really do airbrush scenes, the most difficult part of this was to do a Greg 0 Akron,esk mural. It needed to look like the others on the van.

then the background colors.

pullin tape wet sand Buff