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.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

It's been a long hot summer

Since the last post I have been going a hundred miles an hour.Our club held their van event in May. The weather sucked ,as usual. The wind was terrible especially sat night. Blew everything away.

We moved the show inside because of the rain. It is nice to have somewhere to get inside. We had a Halloween theme for the weekend and it went over well. The kids loved it !
and of course , the who can build the largest fire competition.

A short 2 weeks and I'm off to Utah ,for the Rat Fink Reunion. Got there the weekend before and it still wasn't enough time to do everything I was suppose to do. Got to go to another Park in Utah.
There is a small one north of Manti. The pass over the mountains was still closed by snow so we couldn't go all the way through. It was still worth the trip! We were on the way to Provo. Since I was there last year there has been 3 new In-n-Out burgers built near there. and when kenny got there, we went back to the other!! woooho!The reunion started on Thursday. We painted, striped, and printed shirts. We had a great time. The reunion just gets better every year.

Attendance was up. The car show on Saturday was a success as usual. A lot of cars from all over,to help celebrate Ed Roth's memory. I love this event. I haven't missed a reunion for 20 years, long before Ed left us.

this is one of the cars I striped. they liked it so well they brought it back next day to have more done!
The remake of the dragula was a trip!

Here are some of the awards ,and auction pieces we painted that weekend. lots of cool stuff!
One of the coolest things of the weekend was this Rat Fink cake made by the lady who runs the local bakery.

Alas, the week went to fast. I had to get home. To much work to do to dally. Little more than a week and I had to get to Back to the Fifties.but before I do I need to get some work done on the Flying Eagle. The motor work I started needs to be finished in about 2 weeks or I wont make it to the Nationals. These pics show the serpentine belt system that I am installing. Boy this will look good.

It is looking good but before I can take it out, I must rewire the entire motor to hide all the wires. hook up the water/ radiator, power steering,and so on. as well as finishing the paint work. Not to mention the interior.
well , next time i'll finish this and get you up to date.

1 comment:

Travis Van Ness said...

Coop! This is Travis Van Ness, Grady's son... I have something I would like for you to work on. Here is a link to my project:

At the least, I would like to have you place the namesake on the two front doors.

Call me whenever you get this. I couldn't find an email address for you.