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    40th Nats

    Does anybody know where in CA the 40th nats will be? Trying to map the trip...

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    40 th National Truck-in

    The 40 th National Truck-in will be held at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn Wisconsin in July of 2012.
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    As billo stated the 40 Van Nats will be at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn Wisconsin. VCVC will be hosting the warm-up party and a few members are also members of Dairyland Vanners the hosts of the 40th Van Nats. If you have questions on what you can do to help please contact Smiley, Macsdoghouse, or Taz.

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    49th

    hey taz you know the vcvc members are wired for this one you should have plenty of bodies can't wait weave CUATVANCAMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Wink

    We are all enthused about this!!! We will start promoting it at this year’s Van Nats in Ohio!! It looks like we will have a lot of members there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taz View Post
    we are all enthused about this!!! We will start promoting it at this year’s van nats in ohio!! It looks like we will have a lot of members there.
    hey taz bucket?????? Cain't wait weave 39TH THATIS??
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    40th Nats

    The Web site is up for all of the information for the 40th Nats go to:

    http://www.40thvannats.org/
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    Cool

    Here is some thing members also need to know.
    FARTING is cool.
    By Fart i mean fly and rent a van.If the Nationals to to long of a drive or there is time constraints.Flying into the closest air port and renting a mini van or a full sized is cool.
    while we all stay at the far grounds in out vans some vanner do rent local hotel rooms that they can go back to.
    let us know we can and will work with you in any way we can to get you to this event.

    REDMAN we will have access to golf carts........

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    Flyer for the warm up party

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    Flyer for the NATS







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    can anyone tell me what the rules are on admitting golf carts? we may opt to bring one and i'd like to play by the rules. john

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    If you bring your own golf cart you will need to have it insured.
    bring the paper work with you to the event.
    Because you will have a special need person with you that is all you should need.
    Taz is working on prices for rentals out there let him know if you want or need to rent one.

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    thanks joe.

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    I'm hoping and saving to rent a golfcart for this year's Nats. Any and all inf would be greatly appreciated!!

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    40th nats

    i have flyers for pre party&nats pre regs. if anybody wants one pm me your adress and i can mail you them weave

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    I remember the day that pic was taken.Was the sunday of the 35th Nats and we were getting ready to leave and managed to get a few of us together for that pic. Too bad I will not be able to make it to this years Nats...AC...
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    Time is getting close!! We need to put together who is going to help Host the best warm-up party ever!! I am getting there Thursday or Friday!! Need to help bet the early arrivals lined up & numbered for Monday morning opening!!
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    40th nats

    just clicked on the nats web read pre reg list am i the only vcvc member pre registered????????????? weave

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    Ok, i know i'm a complete noob vanner. How do the Nats work? I see it runs for 5 days (or is it 7?). Do you stay there like campgrounds? Or do people stay in hotels nearby? Can you come into the grounds and leave whenever you want? I've been to one van party, last fall at Taz's house and my wife and i had a great time and met a bunch of very, very nice people. But that was one day (10 hours maybe). What do you do there for 5 days?? Do I have to stay there, should I? I only live 30 min from Elkhorn. What would I bring? I've been to plenty of car shows, even the Iola Old Car Show/Swap Meet every year thats so huge it takes at least 3 days to see it all. We've gone to that, which required tents, campfires, coolers, etc. Is this like that? Sorry for all the questions. I just wish i knew what to expect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NipRing View Post
    Ok, i know i'm a complete noob vanner. How do the Nats work? I see it runs for 5 days (or is it 7?). Do you stay there like campgrounds? Or do people stay in hotels nearby? Can you come into the grounds and leave whenever you want? I've been to one van party, last fall at Taz's house and my wife and i had a great time and met a bunch of very, very nice people. But that was one day (10 hours maybe). What do you do there for 5 days?? Do I have to stay there, should I? I only live 30 min from Elkhorn. What would I bring? I've been to plenty of car shows, even the Iola Old Car Show/Swap Meet every year thats so huge it takes at least 3 days to see it all. We've gone to that, which required tents, campfires, coolers, etc. Is this like that? Sorry for all the questions. I just wish i knew what to expect.

    Bill
    nipring,

    smiley suggested i answer you because in the scheme of things (although i've had my early for over a year) i'm a newbee too...last year was my first nats....actually it was my first vanning event ever.....other than the small gatherings we've had in new orleans on the fly.

    The 40th is going to be something special, especially since VCVC is hosting the warm up party (Monday & Tuesday)....which is why the length of the event may seem confusing...but you are really lucky, living so close. (If you can come in for the warm up, even better....you'll get a choice spot to set up for the week.)

    I'll try to answer some of your questions....

    Where to stay? In your van, of course!

    I, like you, envisioned renting a hotel room somewhere so i could shower, relax, etc. Now, I can't imagine doing that.

    Drive in and park with the VCVC group. Set up your home for the week. Some vanners pull a camper and sleep in there; others use tents. Last year, smiley & I slept in my van. There is electricity via extension cords; ice to keep your drinks & food cool; and showers to well, shower. Food is available from the food merchants, but most people bring their own; bbq on a campfire or bring an electric burner, etc.



    What do we do there for 5 days? well, vanners who've been going for years visit with old friends. I made new friends. I was able to put faces with names.....dream weaver; g-man; wookee; bvrwally; taz, primer donah, wildave. there are events going on all the time: show & shine; burn out event; bands, the wildly popular "bright & shine". There is also alot of forced relaxation....visiting with club members....learning about our vans....seeing with your own eyes all the work that has been put into the vans we've only seen on the 'net. you have to experience it to understand....the days went by fast....and i can't wait until this year.

    can you drive in and out? ...well, if you know you want to do alot of that (esp since you live so close) I'd suggest driving your van in and then having an extra car outside the campgrounds. Only vans & panels are allowed on the campsite.

    Should you stay the whole time?
    I say yes..... it's the perfect opportunity for the friendships you've begun on the site to be continued in person....even if for only a week a year.

    Hope to see you there!
    Automatic Amie
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    Quote Originally Posted by AutomaticAmie View Post
    nipring,

    I'll try to answer some of your questions..


    Automatic Amie
    Very nicely done Amie !
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    That was a fantaztic explanation Amie!!
    Thanx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taz View Post
    That was a fantaztic explanation Amie!!
    don't ya mean VANTAZTIC????????????????????

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    A vary GOOD explanation Amie.
    Van events are really hard to enplane to somebody who has never attended one.
    You can look at all the pictures and read every thing that vanners that attend these events write about them.Unfortunately all of what you read and see fall short of actually attending a van event.
    Roll the biggest field party,car show(with out the attitudes),out door rock concert, all together.You have a large van event like the "Van Nationals".
    The big thing that sets any van event apart from other events is the vanners who attend them.
    You can walk into any club site a stranger,When you walk back out you have just made a new group of friends.

    ...........Wookee.
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    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookee View Post
    A vary GOOD explanation Amie.
    Van events are really hard to enplane to somebody who has never attended one.
    You can look at all the pictures and read every thing that vanners that attend these events write about them.Unfortunately all of what you read and see fall short of actually attending a van event.
    Roll the biggest field party,car show(with out the attitudes),out door rock concert, all together.You have a large van event like the "Van Nationals".
    The big thing that sets any van event apart from other events is the vanners who attend them.
    You can walk into any club site a stranger,When you walk back out you have just made a new group of friends.

    ...........Wookee.
    it's like a family reunion weave without the in laws lol

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    Great explanation Amie!

    In addition:

    You can go in and out as often as you want, just make sure your have your sticker on the van and any items the host clubs requires for re-entry. At the Illinois Nats a couple of years ago, we went in and out everyday.

    If you cannot make it the whole time, check the Nats website (link shown on page 1 of this post) for schedules of what is happening each day so you will know when to be there to not miss the things you want to see.

    Think of it it as a much larger Taz event (with hopefully 700+ vans at it). We were at Taz's with our early also. If you had a good time at Taz's, you will have a great time at the Nats.

    Bring whatever you would normally bring for a camping weekend, don't forget suntan lotion, the Nats can be very hot and we always hope for sun for the show & shine. If you forget something, don't worry, usually someone will have it to lend out and town is close by too.
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    15 days left to pre reg

    I just sent in my pre registration. Plan to be there to help out for the Pre Party.

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    mike, as time gets closer we'll talk and come up with a plan to travel together. astro will also be joining us on our trip west to weaverville. smiley, should we all pre register for the event? i'm not sure how this all works when you get there early. john

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    Smile

    Everyone will still have to register for the Nats. The warm-up part is upto Smiley.
    Thanx
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    nats pre reg.

    i still have nats flyers or you can get one on the nats site . if you want i can mail you one pm me your adress weave............

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    Quote Originally Posted by dream weaver 65 View Post
    i still have nats flyers or you can get one on the nats site . if you want i can mail you one pm me your adress weave............
    There is an "Old Car JunkYard" that i goto alot and the owner is very interested in this years Nats, he asked me about how to get a poster to put up for his customers to see. Can you send me one to take to him?

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    nats pre reg.

    sure can i have both . pre party and nats pm me your adress weave

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    pre reg.

    Quote Originally Posted by planetvear View Post
    mike, as time gets closer we'll talk and come up with a plan to travel together. astro will also be joining us on our trip west to weaverville. smiley, should we all pre register for the event? i'm not sure how this all works when you get there early. john
    john pre reg saves time at frt gate . all your info will be there when we arrive ................weave

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    mail

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    thanks weave! pv

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    Cool Savin $

    Bert from WNYVA, Vanimals Will be travelin Together For this yrs Nats Due to $ and time off Will see ya ALL THERE!!!!!!!!

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    orange early dodge bert?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dream weaver 65 View Post
    planet vear --nipring mail on the way ....................CUATVANCAMP.......WEAVE
    did y'all get mail weave

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    Quote Originally Posted by dream weaver 65 View Post
    did y'all get mail weave
    Yes I did. Thank you, I'll get them posted up tomorrow.

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    got it jim. thank you. pv

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