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.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The next adventure.

  It has been quite a while since I have had the opportunity to do anything with this blog. I want to update you followers as to what has been going on.  When I was in Vegas for the S.E.M.A. show, Scotty and I went down to Parker, Arizona to visit my buddy, Jimmy C. He has a 1965 Dodge A100 van that I have been bugging him for years to sell. While we were there I wanted him to show us the van.  It was in a storage lot where it has sat for over 20 years.  the van had 2 inches of dust on it.  The tires were rotted away and anything rubber had since turned to concrete.  But, the body was in excellent shape.  Very little rust.    After some haggling and working on Dena,his wife. Jimmy sold us the van.  the problem is that we both wanted the van. so we bought it together!  since we had the trailer with the vans from the sema show we loaded the Rainbow van in the back and I drove the A100 pickup back to Ohio. More on that later.

 We had the Surfink and the L600 at a show in downtown Vegas.  We were a hit.

On the way into Vegas we were stopped by the biggest DOT asshole I have ever come across. After an hour of harassment he finally gave up trying to pin something on us..

into the trailer she goes

there were a lot of doodles on the dash and the walls.  They looked familiar 

After some research we have been told that this van was the Roth Studios shop truck in the mid 60's. WHAT A FIND.  You have no idea how excited I am about this one!

guess we're gona leave it like this for awhile.