• A Van's Life

    by Published on 06-29-2012 12:09 AM  Number of Views: 8362 

    We all have them. Something you see or hear that transports you back to a time in your past. Sometimes it's something you ...
    Published on 03-07-2012 03:56 AM  Number of Views: 9102 

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    by Published on 09-21-2011 03:07 PM  Number of Views: 9266 

    Well, finally had the time to drive my 64 Flat Window, "BABY DOLL".

    Let me say first, this little ...
    by Published on 08-27-2011 08:01 AM     Number of Views: 9573 

    The first fuel cell on wheels
    By: Carey Russ (October 21, 2008 9:44 AM PDT)


    The first fuel cell car was developed by which company, when?

    The GM Electrovan: Stunningly, the world's first fuel-cell car.
    (Credit: Carey Russ)

    Surprise answer: General Motors, in 1966. (Sound of jaws dropping in the audience, no doubt...)

    The ...
    Published on 08-02-2011 08:37 AM  Number of Views: 10020 

    One of our charter members, Al Furnish (New Mexico), bought his '65 Sportvan in February 1967. This photo was taken 2 days after they bought it:


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    The Vintage Chevy Van Club was formed in January of 1998 to help bring together owners and enthusiasts of the 1964-1970 Chevy and GMC vans. The club website debuted on January 28, 1998. It consisted of a few simple pages and an email link. The club newsletter, the Early Edition, soon followed. It was the primary connection between members for the first 2 years of the club.

    For the first time in over 10 years, you can visit the original site!
    The club message board opened on April 14, 2000. With it, the level of instant communication officially retired the club newsletter and rapidly began building a database of invaluable information; one that will serve to ensure the perpetuity of our vans. Since then, it has grown into the leading resource for information and the largest communal gathering for early vans of any make.

    The first official rally was held in Branson, MO from June 8-10, 2001, and was a huge success (by our 2001 expectations, at least). The VCVC Leftcoast rally followed on August 3-5, 2001, at Whistler's Bend, OR. A third rally, Taz's Vintage Chevy Van Fest, closed out the year in Waukegan, IL over the Labor Day Weekend, 2001. Taz's Vintage Chevy Van Fest has become a mainstay of the vanning season ever since.

    In 2007, the Vintage Chevy Van Club was awarded "Largest Participating Club" at the 35th Nats in Cortland, OH. Currently, the VCVC is arguably the largest active van club in the world.

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