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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnM View Post
    Thanks Smiley. Most likely be there for Tuesday morning early enough to claim a spot before the bridges/spirits tour heads out at 11. The info I was looking for was what to be prepared for or bring to help out, for example for the pub crawl, or if maybe a pot luck dinner one of the nights at the campsite.... that kind of stuff
    I'll get with you on this shortly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiley View Post
    Amie and I will be there on Monday to stake out the VCVC camp. Let us know when you know what day you'll be arriving. We'll save you a spot.

    Let me know what info you need.
    I'll be there Wednesday evening, save me a spot if you can!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kustomizer View Post
    I'll be there Wednesday evening, save me a spot if you can!
    Definitely!
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    I'm happy to say I was part of the convincing team to get Mrs. Jamesxjames to go!🤣

    Planet Vear will be represented this year as well. I can't wait to see everyone. 💕

    Quote Originally Posted by xjamesx View Post
    Iím happy to say that this years Nats will be my first time attending. Things are finally lining up after 14yrs of being on VCVC, with actually having a van and getting time out of work that I can fully commit to it. Oh and itís 3.5hrs away from me. I did have to convince my wife to spend our 20th wedding anniversary that week sleeping in our van, but I know sheíll have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelissaVear View Post
    I'm happy to say I was part of the convincing team to get Mrs. Jamesxjames to go!🤣

    Planet Vear will be represented this year as well. I can't wait to see everyone. 💕
    Glad to hear Melissa, are you bringing the van?
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    I sure am! I took it to it's first car show last year here in Maine. This will be it's first NATS since it was "Vearized" by John.

    I haven't driven it yet this year because I need to have the starter replaced but hope to get that done soon and then get fine tuning for the trip.



    Quote Originally Posted by rarechev View Post
    Glad to hear Melissa, are you bringing the van?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelissaVear View Post
    I sure am! I took it to it's first car show last year here in Maine. This will be it's first NATS since it was "Vearized" by John.

    I haven't driven it yet this year because I need to have the starter replaced but hope to get that done soon and then get fine tuning for the trip.
    Iíll make sure I take a look at it Saturday evening when we pop over. Then I just need to finish my van so it can finally see some asphalt before the Nats trip.
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    I just preregistered online so theres no turning back now. Im not sure if my buddy will make it due to a minor surgury a couple of days before, but I am working on my wife to convince her to go. I have been working on the van to get it more livable to sleep in as well, so we will see how this ends up. Looking forward to it.
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    my dad and the crew should be there tuesday I think.
    I'll be rolling in as early Friday as I can get myself out of bed, about a 4-5 hour drive for me. Hopefully i'll be there in time to slide right into the show n shine. I have the radiator at a shop getting re-cored right now, just gotta throw it back in and i'm ready to roll.

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    Less than one month away!

    I'm trying to get a van count to save enough space for the club. I know many of you have already replied to this thread, but life has a way of changing our plans. If you are planning to come, please re-affirm so we can save enough space for everyone.
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    Will be there

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    As of today, my van is running so Iíll be there late Thursday or early Friday until Sunday morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xjamesx View Post
    Iím happy to say that this years Nats will be my first time attending. Things are finally lining up after 14yrs of being on VCVC, with actually having a van and getting time out of work that I can fully commit to it. Oh and itís 3.5hrs away from me. I did have to convince my wife to spend our 20th wedding anniversary that week sleeping in our van, but I know sheíll have fun.
    Well after 20 years... just be sure you have a little gift awaiting that wonderful woman. And I do not mean a tee shirt! She already has the best gift, which is YOU, but she deserves a nice piece of bling! Congrats on a great 20 years and going to the Nats! Take pictures of the little woman and yourself enjoying love and life!
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    I will be showing up Friday morning around 10 or 11. One van and an ez up.

    Thanks
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    My parents, aunt & uncle will be there Tuesday or Wednesday with an early and 2 late models. I'll be there friday with my early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LedZeppvan View Post
    Well after 20 years... just be sure you have a little gift awaiting that wonderful woman. And I do not mean a tee shirt! She already has the best gift, which is YOU, but she deserves a nice piece of bling! Congrats on a great 20 years and going to the Nats! Take pictures of the little woman and yourself enjoying love and life!
    I often ask, who put up with who over all these years? Iím thinking she deserves an award for sticking with my crazy ass, and donít worry, thereís a Ďblingí surprise for her. And Iím not talking about the Ď36 pickup I built her last year.
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    OK. I am in!

    Sorry for not being around much lately but you all are always in my thoughts. I just did my pre-reg. Are kids under 18 free? I hope to be there with my wife and kids sometime after noon on Thursday. If it's possible can someone save me a spot big enough for my van and a tent? We are looking forward to seeing everyone again. Drive safely!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xjamesx View Post
    I often ask, who put up with who over all these years? Iím thinking she deserves an award for sticking with my crazy ass, and donít worry, thereís a Ďblingí surprise for her. And Iím not talking about the Ď36 pickup I built her last year.
    THATS MY KINDA HUSBAND!! She is a lucky woman indeed! ENJOY, my friends...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coop View Post
    Sorry for not being around much lately but you all are always in my thoughts. I just did my pre-reg. Are kids under 18 free? I hope to be there with my wife and kids sometime after noon on Thursday. If it's possible can someone save me a spot big enough for my van and a tent? We are looking forward to seeing everyone again. Drive safely!
    Yes, there should be no charge for underage kids. We'll save a spot for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiley View Post
    Yes, there should be no charge for underage kids. We'll save a spot for you!
    Great! Thanks and we'll see you there.
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    No plan changes here, some time Wednesday. Planning on making the 20 hr. trek straight through. Not sure when I'll leave on Tuesday and how many nap breaks, but will be there some time Wednesday.
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    Well be there Monday morning with the camper.

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    Cool

    Looks like a good sized group showing up for this years Nationals...
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Nats

    I will be going, not sure if ill have the van, last couple of rides home 3rd gear had poped out of gear, crawled under from passenger side and found the bell housing cracked all the way around over the top. The old time shop found one for it.Ill be talking-to them monday.Hope to be up Thursday

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    Planning to attend. Save me a tent spot Thursday and Friday evenings, please.
    "Bertha": 1968 Chevy Van 108, 250L6, 3-speed, Jump Seat, Full Window Option, 3.36 Rear End

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    Quote Originally Posted by summerluvvan View Post
    Planning to attend. Save me a tent spot Thursday and Friday evenings, please.
    Awesome! Itís been so long since weíve seen you!
    .....when someone says "we" they really mean "me".
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    metairie, louisiana....off I-10, near nola.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AutomaticAmie View Post
    Awesome! Itís been so long since weíve seen you!
    Itís been a minute. Last time was when Sharon and I were in Nola. Looking forward to seeing yíall!
    "Bertha": 1968 Chevy Van 108, 250L6, 3-speed, Jump Seat, Full Window Option, 3.36 Rear End

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    NATS 47

    Yes, planning on arriving on Monday with Mike Primer Donah. Looking forward to it.

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    arrival time

    I'll be there, not sure if ill get up Wednesday or Thursday, hold a van spot and i'll have a small tent .looking forward to this, Bill

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    Were at our 2/3 mark of the trip 15 hours of driving straight through with 2 dogs no ac and pulling a 17 ft camper. Oh did I mention a pregnant wife lol. We are in Romulus ny

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    Cool

    I still have not left the house.
    Tomorrow morning 1st thing.
    Wish me luck....
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookee View Post
    I still have not left the house.
    Tomorrow morning 1st thing.
    Wish me luck....
    good luck, if you run into any problems in the central CT area pm me. See you on when we arrive on Friday👍
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    Look for the VCVC banner...enter the gates, drive toward the left.

    We are situated next to Running Wild Truckers. We are holding as many spots as we can but canít guarantee...the earlier you get here the better....since there is a no holding policy!
    Amie
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    metairie, louisiana....off I-10, near nola.

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    Nats

    Picked up van this morning all ok , will be on road friday morning meeting Ctjeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bills67sport View Post
    Picked up van this morning all ok , will be on road friday morning meeting Ctjeff
    Looking forward to it, this week cant get over quick enough!
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    Smile Leaving tomorrow

    The kids, Kate and I are leaving tomorrow morning. We hope to be there around 1-2:00pm. Wish us luck. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
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    Full of anxiety, but leaving in the morning following Melissa, Mac and Diane, and new VCVC member Dennis (Iím the only one driving an early). First time at the Nats and first real trip over 20mi since the motor swap. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Canít wait to meet everyone over there.
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    I'll be there in spirit hoping someday to caravan with others from SoCal. Can't wait for the pictures. Safe travels to everyone.
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    Well, my first Nats trip was fantastic. Made it there with only one minor issue and fix, and met lots on VCVC members after years of communicating together on this forum. Welcoming and friendly to say the very least. Did I mention Johnís van (PlanetVear) won 1st place in Mild Custom and also best paint of the whole event? Oh and I got a few great parts from Smiley, who raided a local junkyard to save more Early parts. Hereís a few pics from the 3 days I was there.
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    1966 Sportvan - 1963 VW Bug

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    Great pictures xjamesx...
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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