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Stanleyhef

7:21 PM on April 4, 2021

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Mark Christensen

12:38 PM on March 29, 2021

My wifeand I are looking for a van club. We live in NW North Dakota. have 02 F350 Quigly and a small pull behind caamper. We are gray hairs and enjoy people and traveling.

 

RuSeino

5:04 PM on March 28, 2021

V drawing portal

 

James Foster

2:39 PM on February 2, 2021

Hi my name is Larry iam interested in joying you club my number is 9043050670 I just moved up from Florida I live in Merrillville IN my E mail isnt working for some reason thank you and a nice day

Jeremy Campbell

12:20 PM on January 31, 2021

Looking for info on van club in Indiana and parts thankz

 

Lewis Christensen

10:34 PM on January 13, 2021

Hello everyone, I’m new to vanning and looking for more information about any events or clubs in or around northwest Indiana. I have a 62 econoline pañal van that I’m working on and would love to join a community that has the knowledge behind them.

 

Karen Curran-Gill

3:27 AM on January 6, 2021

On a whim I looked up your web site and was excited to read about the 1977 truck-in in Monticello, Indiana in 1977. I was there! My boyfriend at the time (Mike Perpich) has a redish /maroon van and we had just started going out. Many of our friends were there from the hegewish/East Side in Chicago attended. Mike was in a bans called "DREAM" who played all over the south side of Chicago (Luigi's) abd often at Jimmy D's bar in East Chicago Indiana. Some where I know I have pictures. I will try to locate them and send them to your club. Thank you for the memories.

 

Paul Strassburger

10:33 PM on September 3, 2020

Just touching base was a member in the 70â??s and was going through some boxes of photos from activityâ??s like the longest caravan from the yogi bear camp ground and Disney world that guness book of records documented and some other great photos i was know as Highway Star back then with a custom 74 chevy van with Tasmanian Devil and bugs bunny on it ?? Also have my jacket and plate unfortunately I donâ??t have the van anymore but thought i would bring the photoâ??s of those days to a gathering sometime if you would be interested in seeing them when the world reopens again ?? Let me know thanks

 

Lenora M Miller

12:43 PM on August 7, 2020

We miss you guys.we just bought a new van and ready to come back to vanning

 

Jack Wojack

8:52 PM on August 2, 2020

Just bought my second Dodge A100. The first was in 1971 a 65 3 on the tree slant 6. This is a 1967 318 still 3 on the tree for now.

David Haddrill

9:29 PM on March 21, 2020

High All ! I'm Back? I was gone a long time BUT That love of Vanning and Vanners never left, I'm on to the next "Chapter" in my Vanning life! [email protected]

 

Tim Ludwig

9:45 AM on February 18, 2020

Hello MVL, I'm getting ready to fill out my registration for your anual event in May and thought I'd drop you a note. I bought my 77 Street Van new in January 1977, like all of us I worked on the van over the years and attended events when I could. I did quite a few events in the late 70's around the Midwest, I lived in Manteno, IL at the time. I know I hung out with some Midwest Vanners but just can't seem to remember any names. The only one that comes to me that I think was an MVL member was Mike with a van named "Rolling with the Flow"? Anyway life happened and my Dodge sat on blocks for more than 20 years. Back around 2012 I discovered Vannin.com and found Vanning to be alive and well. I worked on getting my Dodge running and connected with a couple local Vanners in Indiana (Scott Campell is one of them) but then moved to the boonies in Colorado where there weren't many vans or vanners. Well, I'm back in Northern Indiana and plan to get back into Vanning. I look forward to your event in May and maybe connecting with some Vanners from "Back in the day" along with meeting new friends. My van was my daily driver back then and it's in the same condition now but I don't plan on doing much to it other than mechanical stuff. I have some pics from back in the day that I'm having digitized, I don't have a lot of old pics but just maybe I have a few from one of your events. Did y'all do "High in the Hills"? I think I have a few pics from one year there and I know I have my dash plaque and an award plaque. All for now, I'm looking forward to meeting y'all in May. Tim Ludwig 1977 Dodge B200 Street Van "Just A Fantasy".

 

MIKE SIMS

9:21 AM on January 8, 2020

Hi all you vanners.. Glad to see MVL alive and kicking. I live in Nashville Tn. and belong to Southeast Van Council and FVC.. Also got accepted into Volunteer Street Vans of Knoxville. keep on truckin' people!!!!

 

Dave Ellis

3:34 PM on January 5, 2020

I was a avid vanner in the 70s. Went to 3 nationals and many smaller events. I live in north east indiana. I found a rust free 1977 Dodge Van 4 years ago and now have it restored to be better than the 77 I used to have. I took it to the 46th and 46th nationals and planning on going to the nationals this year. I would like to go to some of the smaller events in the midwest, but usually find out about them after there over. Is there a website I haven't found that has a list of events for 2002? Thank you for any help.

 

Game

12:13 AM on October 6, 2019

[Don Engel Ice Patrol]

This is Crap Game. The Club is still trucking and there are many more clubs across the country. Our Toys for Tots is in Lynwood, Illinois is Georges big day for the last 43 years, it would be good to see you if youre still in the area?

Don Engel Ice Patrol

10:43 AM on August 27, 2019

I was in Midwest Vans LTD back in 1973 when we had our meetings on Dixie Hwy. It was alot of fun and we all got along great. By the way Hi George.

 

Brent Ebert

5:48 PM on July 18, 2019

Hey Vanners. Just saw you on Vannin on Netflix. I am a 40 year vanner

 

Steve B.

9:36 AM on July 14, 2019

Found my old black / white Midwest Vans Ltd. license plate in a box. Anyone interested in an original, embossed, metal (not plastic) plate?

 

Scott Powell

7:35 PM on May 27, 2019

Interested in joining a club near me, I live in Sunman Indiana, and new to vanning. I am in the process of converting my 2001 Dodge 350 extended van.

 

bruce gault

12:19 AM on May 16, 2019

i'm an old member and still kicking thanks steve b. for the good words.I still have my colors,but they wont fit.........HA HA Bruce gault

Steve B.

9:44 AM on April 15, 2019

So cool to see MVL is still "Truckin! We were members from 1972-1975 and helped set up the Northwest - Fox Valley chapters in the Elgin area with the help of Bruce G. and the Aurora folks. Can't forget Ron J., Howard F.,Marilyn W. and Charlie Parker for getting it all processed through Van Council.

We're downsizing now and found a bunch of Van stuff that has followed us around the country for 40-some years.If anyone wants to complete their collection, let me know. We have very early stickers, membership cards, patches, dash plaques, buttons and license plate from 1972-1975. One 1st MVL Truck-in sticker, one 2nd International Truck-in patch, one 3rd National Truck-in sticker and dash plaque, one 4th National Truck-in sticker and dash plaque. There are 3 "Keep on Van' In" buttons as well. MVL (Aurora Region) Business Cards. Hillside Van Show dash plaque, MVL Road Rallye 1975 - Addison Chapter.

There are three issues of the Truckin' Tribune too (lots of photos)- Volume 1, #11 and 12, plus Volume 2 #2.

Also, for the motorheads, we've got three like-new owner's manuals; 1965 GMC, 1974 and 1975 Chevy vans.

 

Kimberly Francis

2:08 AM on March 6, 2019

Hi, my name is Kimberly and I remember the 1977 truck in, in Monticello. I had the best time of my life. I was 6months pregnant and that weekend immensely. My irish setter got pregnant at the truck in. I enjoyed watching the mud skiing and of course the people and the partying. Thanks for keeping this club strong for so many years.

 

Sean Rager

3:16 PM on January 3, 2019

I see a white van at my Wendy's on Algonquin Rd all the time with a Midwest Vans sticker. I own 2 69 E300s. Hi!

 

jerry jones

5:34 PM on September 22, 2018

Scully and Daley moved to Cali. Sorry to say Scully died a few years back. I talked to Daley about 6 monthe ago. He is still in Cali up around Palm springs.

 

Darren Strong

8:45 PM on July 8, 2018

Just watched the Vanning documentary on Amazon and want to make it to a meet some year. I have a 94 Ford smutty conversion, but need to repaint and put some old school touches to it. Thank you guys.

Jim Ware

1:08 PM on May 24, 2018

 

Pizzawoman Ohio

8:48 PM on April 23, 2018

wow! I’m coming back!! Last time I was here in 1994 and had been truckin since 1987 all over Ohio, Members of former club Country Side Vanner, Now Vice -president of Mid Ohio Vanels and Member of Van On the Run. Can’t wait to see everyone soon. Keep up good work everybody! Love ya bro/sis! Katherine Jerry of Facebook

 

Dino

9:20 PM on February 13, 2018

Hi to all in Midwest Vans!! Wow what high times we had! Going to be 60 this year! Saw the website! Flash back!! Good to see old faces in the Calumet chapter! George, Game, Cut Loose, Big Norm, Sloe Gin, Rowdy and more! Im still iving in Colorado Keep on T.ruckin!!

 

Chris H.

1:49 AM on October 13, 2017

Hi Folks, We were at the 1st National Truck-In at Tiger Run in Breckenridge. Wow! What a long time ago! My van made it into the 'Keep On Truckin' picture. It was a long white Dodge near the big crowd. Some young lady took off her top and that is why the crowd gathered. I still have a copy of Hot Rod with that 2-page spread in it. What an awesome trip! Thanks to the folks who organized it.

A few days later in Los Angeles, we met some vanners we had seen in Breckenridge. They had a club in L.A. and treated us like gold. We stayed out there a week with them. I also still have the little Truck-In badge from that event.

 

Brian

1:47 PM on July 5, 2017

Anyone going to Van Show in Ohio next week (July 17)?

michael diacontonas

10:30 AM on May 25, 2017

will try too make your international truck in this weekend will be comming from the hall of fame city canton ohio

 

Patti Mikalaiunis

3:56 PM on January 3, 2017

Hi there! Is Jerry "Bubba" Szimes from Michigan City still around? Patti is an old friend and is looking to see how he is!

 

Jim Rhinehart

10:23 PM on October 20, 2016

I was looking at old pictures the other day and came across one from the 1977 show in Monticello, Indiana that I went to because I lived in West Lafayette, Indiana at the time. I could barely make it out as it was from a Polaroid camera and was almost completely washed out. I atteneded the show in a friends 1961 Ford Falcon van with 6 or 7 people that stayed in the van that weekend! I remember the fake town that was built and the bonfires, can't remember much else about that weekend...

 

Jim Rhinehart

10:19 PM on October 20, 2016

I was looking at old pictures the other day and came across one from the 1977 show in Monticello, Indiana. I could barely make it out as it was from a Polaroid camera and was almost completely washed out. I atteneded the show in a friends 1961 Ford Falcon van with 6 or 7 people that stayed in the van that weekend! I remember the fake town that was built and the bonfires, can't remember much else about that weekend...

 

David ( Wiz) Haddrill

6:34 PM on September 25, 2016

Hello Vanneres if you dont know by now im in the chicago area. Glendale heights hope to seee you guys somtime soon. looking for a place to stay for a while if you can or will help call me 224-409-5213 anytjime hopw to see you all soon,

Scott Alexander

7:02 PM on August 26, 2016

Excellent organization

 

Warren Elwert

11:43 AM on August 3, 2016

Hope to see you Saturday in Lombard

 

Tim davis

1:55 PM on April 26, 2016

Own a 74 E200 shorty right from the factory Pl

 

George Zumik

9:26 PM on March 24, 2016

While waiting approval, I was looking in my garage and found a pamplet titled " Your Truck-In Bible". it is from 1976. I found that George Kettle was chairman at that time. Glad to see some members are still around. Have question is the 60 for all 3 days.? Thanks George Zumik

 

johnny ray

8:31 AM on March 5, 2016

sent a member request 2 weeks ago and check the e-mail each morning still says '' pending approval''.....who is approval and how can i reach them...ha ha we will be in the kansas city mo. area on the 25th. of may..heading up to the nats...would love to hook up with other folks and ''convoy'' a little ya know....holler back if u are interested...been looking forward to this for over a year...

Eric Fesch

11:08 AM on February 17, 2016

Looking forward to the show!

 

Ed Borsk

i12:14 AM on November 29, 2015

Hey ya'll, anyone know where John Scully from Scully's customs in Wheeling, IL. or his friend Bob Daley a MVL member from back in the 70's might be? Thanks.

 

Dale Jacobson

2:08 PM on September 22, 2015

Hello. I bought new and still own a 1977 Pinto Cruising Wagon (Silver with the purple, yellow, and orange stripes)I finish a full restoration about 2 years ago. I am now looking for the 1977 Ford Econoline van to match. Maybe on of your might know of one out there?

 

Lenora Miller

1:09 PM on June 30, 2015

Had a blast @ the memorial truck in whats up for 4th of july week end??

 

Kimberly Francis

3:44 PM on June 20, 2015

I was told by my friend Rick Lamb that you had pictures of the 1977 truck-in, maybe in your archives. I am interested because I was there at that Truck-in. At that time, my husband Dave Kalins and I were in a blue Ford van, I can't remember the year. I think I still have pictures but I was interested in seeing the pics you have. Thank-You

BO Nelson

10:51 AM on May 28, 2015

We bought a 1967 Dodge a-100 last year. Amazing condition! We now use it as our "delivery vehicle" / marketing machine. There is a blossoming van scene in Kansas City that I had no idea existed until we bought that van last year. We are looking to do a van show in KC sometime this summer. Do you know anyone here in Kansas City who we should be in touch with? We wanted to do a van show for a charity event.

We were just featured in Slowly We Roll Vanzine (on instagram @slowlyweroll). You can also find some pictures of what we, and other KC vanners are up to on our Instagram @Thou_Mayest

Cheers!

Bo Nelson - Owner/operator - Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters.

 

Charlie

1:24 PM on May 4, 2015

Holy Crap! 41 years and still counting....... I never thought I would live past 40. Good to see you guys are still going and having fun, van gigs are an indelible mark on my memory. I rarely see vans on the road here in NJ so I guess everyone moved out west to hang with you guys.

As a member of EZ Rollin' Vans in NJ we still have a few of us that get together and talk about the drugs we take like Lipitor, Antacid, Pepto Bismol, Viagra, Cialis to name a few but most of all we love talking about the wild times of the 1970's attending gigs like Sleaze Lake, Englshtown and Unnaural Act.

Keep on Truckin' and NEVER forget that Disco is Dead...... And always was dead in our section of planet earth.

 

blazer hagerman

11:16 PM on April 19, 2015

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David K. Pate

4:58 PM on October 21, 2014

Looked to see if this club was still active. YES!! In the summer of 1974 (I think) me and my uncles were headed to Lake Shaeffer to go fishing. We began to be passed by a lot of custom vans displaying a Midwest Vans LTD license plate. Custom vans, absolutely beautiful paint jobs. They were all pulling off the road so we decided to follow. In a pickup truck with a johnboat in the back. We got stopped while entering. And joined on the spot! We parked and the uncles disappeared. I was 14 at the time. I meandered around, someone gave me a beer and Dobermans almost ate me. LOL We all had a great time. 2 questions. 1.Are there still beautifully painted full mural paint jobs? I never see one around. These vans were unbelievably beautiful! 2. Anyone remember the truck/boat/idiots? What a blast!

 

John Jones

11:26 PM on August 28, 2014

Long story on how I came across this page but it sure brought back alot of memories. My Dad and Uncle were members of Lakefront Vans out of Chicago. I went to several Truck-ins as a kid. I loved my Dads van. It was a 76 Dodge painted silver with a mural of a witch walking in a graveyard on it. Some really great memories. Makes me want to buy a van!!

Kimberly Francis

8:50 PM on August 17, 2014

Hi, I was just curious if you have pictures of the truck-in in Rensalier, Indiana from 1976-1977. I still have a few pictures of this truck-in. My husband David Kalins and myself Kim Kalins went with Cliff and Elsie Selby, Rick and Doris Lamb and quite a few others. We had such a good time and this is still a part of my history that I enjoyed.

 

Andy

1:41 PM on August 16, 2014

Hi, I can;t believe there is a car club for vans. This is awesome! I saw you guys on a bumber sticker of a 4x4 van beast. It was really cool. I have a 1984 that I have had for 11 years. I just got done doing an engine swap. All my biddies have Camaros and Chevelles etc. My baby is my van. It's awesome to know others feel the same way.

 

Mike kristin

9:38 PM on May 4, 2014

Hey everyone, Long story short, my uncle was a member of Midwest vans club in Tinley park and ford city il in the 70s. His name is Danny Grandys, he passed away pretty young (52) his mother (my grandma) and sister (my mom) still get pretty down about it. I remember seeing pictures of him with the club and wondered if anyone had any old pictures with my uncle. I think it would be cool to show the family. Thanks

 

George Kettell

3:30 PM on April 14, 2014

Check here or contact me, there will be a mvl reunion in June this year

 

Lenora Miller

2:27 PM on November 18, 2013

I was a southwest loonie in the day. I think I still am. Any way we went to the film documentery. We really enjoyed it. THe beginning & now. There was so much in between. that wasn't mentioned.many years And miles to rememmber. All were great times. Tom & I are loing forward to coming back. It was great to see some old faces. And remising.

 

Dave Haddrill

4:13 PM on October 25, 2013

just stopped by to check date of toys for tots tried to register but i could not was wondering why i cant register an answer please respond pleasewill help me know whagt ever the reason 828-665-8664 or [email protected] on facebook @ dave haddrill

 

Gray Burcope

10:01 AM on October 10, 2013

This is Mr B from Indy. I drove a black 74 ford with musical horns. Good to hear that George is still in to it. Indy chapter drove to Chicago every month for the meeting. We sure had a great time at Andy's Hid-away in the 70's. Had 1200 vans there once. We were putting vans in the corn field. Also built a town out of scrap lumber. Any one else remember those days? I have a Midwest Vavs hat pin and a large banner if anyone is interested in them. KEEP ON TRUCKIN.

I was at Colorado Springs Van In, Bowling Green fair grounds a couple of times

 

Game

9:05 PM on July 15, 2013

I remember you and your van Chris! Good to hear from you! George and I were in that parking lot at River Oaks where it all began. We just got back from the 41st Van Nationals in Ohio, There were 660 vans there and we had a great time! Where did you move too?

 

Chris "Cisco Kid" Fine

5:55 PM on June 27, 2013

Hey Wiz... I remember you.!! What was the guy with the Budwiser Dodge van?? Geeze, this brings back great memories !! Hope all is well with you !! Remember us parking on the north side of that mall at Ridge and Torrance?

 

Chris "Cisco Kid" Fine

5:51 PM on June 27, 2013

Hi all. Chris "Cisco Kid" Fine here. I am an original member from the old the mall days at Rte. 6/Ridge and Torrance. I think it was about 1973/4 or so. Glad to see you guys still doing it !! We used to go to Brown County State Park and camp..Drag raced at US 30 Dragstrip and many fun times. If any of you guys remember me, we had the dark brown '69 Dodge LWB with flared rear fenders, L60's on 10" rims. . Yep. red, brown, and yellow shag baby!! I remember when it was a big thing to see 20 vans parked at the mall. When we got to about 70 or so, I think we were asked to move and I remember membership at about 200 before I moved away. All the best and Keep on Truckin' !!

Darryl Powell

6:18 PM on June 26, 2013

Stumbled across your web site. I was in the club in 73 &74. Went to the first Nat'l Truck In in Breckenridge,CO with the club. I was in the Keep On Truckin photo with my 62 Econoline next to Roger W. Glad to see the club is still Truckin!

 

chris baran

9:06 PM on May 28, 2013

what is the major type vans in your club earlys or bit of everything ? whats it take to become a member i live in michigan

 

Dave (WIZ) Haddrill

3:52 PM on May 26, 2013

Hey Ya'll, I'm writing this on sunday midaftrnnon of the 2013 Bacon, I'was checkin to see if there was anytruckin updates. I can't explain it But I just memtally Rmrnbering Past Truckin's and Thinking about the truckin and the club more than any year in the past including this past reunion year. Weird is all I can comment! I truelly hope that it was VERY Succsess full truckin the Club has had in years. I wish there a way to get updates in real time so people such as me could keep up with current GOOD times that was happenig for the club and it's attendes. Thanks for the Great memories. It's my hope that great memories have been made this weekend and more in the future

Best Wishes from the Bottom of my heart

Dave (WIZ) Haddrill Former member from 1970/1980 till 1999 Which includes some of the best times of my life my first MVL Trick in was about 1972? lat was 1999 thank for the chance to be apart of this FINE organization

 

Jerry Jones

7:08 PM on April 10, 2013

Father K says...

Oh my god, it still exists. I do not know what promted me to do a search on MVL, how amazing to find this site and not surprised to find Howard and George! Moved to Arizona in 86 and really never heard any thing after that.

Jerry jones Northwest Chaptor.

 

roger gault

9:55 PM on April 8, 2013

Thanks George for getting back to me. We Had a great time again at Xmas party... Had my coat repaired, its been sitting in moth balls for a long time. Check back....$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

 

Jim McFall

5:43 PM on February 17, 2013

Hello Midwest Vans Ltd.;

I found your website while on another "Vannin" site. I'm glad to see there is a van club here in Michigan though I'm not sure what part of Michigan your from. I'm from White Pigeon (St. Joe County} which is where US 131 & US 12 intersect just north of the Indiana state line around Elkhart County. Nice looking website here and it looks by the pictures that everyone seems to be enjoying the club.

Take care Jim

 

Game

6:48 PM on February 3, 2013

Great meeting today! Got a lot accomplished. Heading for Boston this week for C of C, Hoping for good weather. Remember if you write a comment, please leave your e-mail address in the body of the comment so if we need to reply, we can.

 

Game

7:59 PM on February 2, 2013

There's a few that have been collecting vintage vanning items, you can send me and e-mail at [email protected] and maybe we can get together. There's no way to reply unless you add your e-mail address to the body of your comment!

hey everybody alot of you probably don't remember me but i was a vanner from 1978 to 1984 but is am moving and i came across a box of patches from the 10th national truck-in doobie daze from lake front vans loads of dash plaques I.B.O.B. buttons i also have a whole set of buttons from sts1 to sts 13 if anyboduy who collects this stuff contact me at the e-mail address above. i was a member of priarie state vans

[/bob running bear nausid]

 

Father K

8:58 PM on February 1, 2013

Hy road house how is every thing out west Father K

Jerry Jones says...

Oh my god, it still exists. I do not know what promted me to do a search on MVL, how amazing to find this site and not surprised to find Howard and George! Moved to Arizona in 86 and really never heard any thing after that.

Jerry jones Northwest Chaptor.

 

Dan kelly

10:21 PM on December 31, 2012

I was a member of MVL back in 1977 Silver shadow Blue Island Chapter

Larry

11:00 AM on December 14, 2012

are you guys related to the club from the 70s & 80s?

I was in the berwyn chapter back then

 

yellow sub

12:46 PM on December 2, 2012

im the last one up this morning from a wonderful night. the toys for tots vegas night was a hit again. glad to run into so many friends. Boy 40 years really takes a toll. my sincere prayers with my old bud "Flame". To everone in the club, I say Thankyou... I'm going to fix my original coat, keep it clean...cleaner, and add a couple of new patches. I hope to see you all soon.

 

bob running bear nausid

11:07 PM on October 7, 2012

hey everybody alot of you probably don't remember me but i was a vanner from 1978 to 1984 but is am moving and i came across a box of patches from the 10th national truck-in doobie daze from lake front vans loads of dash plaques I.B.O.B. buttons i also have a whole set of buttons from sts1 to sts 13 if anyboduy who collects this stuff contact me at the e-mail address above. i was a member of priarie state vans

 

John (Chico) Thomas

2:06 PM on October 3, 2012

Whats up fellow vanners i am not new to vans but new to the community. i now have a 68 GMC handivan before that i had a 78 ford econoline. well i just dropped a 350 in my 68 and still have to hook it up. but i am looking for some vanners in the Indianapolis and surrounding areas. i would like to be involed in a van club around here. i am already involed in a bunch of motorcycle chartiy rides so the plate can get full at times but i would enjoy hanging out and checking out what others have done to their vans and switch stories about the different things that could be done to these vans. i hope to meet a bunch of you 2%'ers sometime and it is great to see the van community still alive and kicking!

 

Guy Kriske

1:26 AM on September 11, 2012

rudy svadbik says...

are the Windy City vans still around ?

I was wondering the same thing. I was a member in '75 and '76..........Bootlegger

 

kurt schoettle

4:49 PM on June 6, 2012

fuckin a

want more kool aid emporiummmmmmmmmmmm

court jester kurt

orange peel toni

mvl always rocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

looking forward to seeing my 2% buds

 

Jerry Jones

4:26 PM on May 27, 2012

Oh my god, it still exists. I do not know what promted me to do a search on MVL, how amazing to find this site and not surprised to find Howard and George! Moved to Arizona in 86 and really never heard any thing after that.

Jerry jones Northwest Chaptor.

 

ratman87

2:07 PM on May 21, 2012

my first truck in was in montacello in what a wiled ass party was hooked on vans and a few other things as well lol

 

Stephen Cartledge

10:30 AM on March 29, 2012

...Oh! I guess I should have said.. From ENGLAND

 

Stephen Cartledge

10:24 AM on March 29, 2012

Hi, Just wondering how many members are still around from '88? I came over as part of the 'Famous 5 go west' crew to the Springfield 16th National Tuck-in. If you were there and remember us get in touch.

Sharon Williams

9:45 AM on January 19, 2012

Hello MVL - it has been years since I have been at an event for MVL - Bob aka"Piglet" is my husband..... and I have seen Bill Wades post on my FB so just wanted to say Hi and will have to try and come up with Bill & Jackie sometime to see if I remember anyone.

Sharon

 

rudy svadbik

1:25 AM on January 18, 2012

are the Windy City vans still around ?

 

Michael Maher

6:32 PM on December 11, 2011

I cannot believe you guys are still going strong. I started the nasty Oak Lawn chapter at my mom's house in Burbank and finished up in the old Blue Island chapter. I see that Flame is still around and I was wondering if your activities manager Howard is the same big old Howard that was around from the get go. I think he had an early Ford van like mine. I had a brown 66 Ford with some pretty nice murals painted on the sides. Those were some of the best days of my life. Glad to see you are still going strong. Keep On Trucking !!

 

jb green

9:31 PM on October 29, 2011

this is ron duguay a.k.a (fish and chips) step son jb i have bin doing truckins at the keys since 5 years old on and off ive suprted mvl ever since still have jacket today please wright back

p.s 2% for ever

 

Wayne "Fishlips"

6:18 PM on August 26, 2011

I was an active member in 1977-81, Dupage and Elmhurst Chapters. '77 Dodge Maxivan (440, homebuilt interior, 1.5Megawatts of driving lights on the front). Currently own 1997 Dodge LWB conv with plans to make major mods. Wish I kept that 440 block! Really glad to see the club has survived all of the political, economic and oil crises.

Sure miss "Birdcage" - RIP my friend!

 

Roger stace

10:46 AM on August 21, 2011

Just looking to find events to participate in with my van. Anything in the Chicago area is most likely something I can attend with short notice. So an events schedule, I know it is late in the year for 2011, however, there is still some sunshine left! :)

 

Game

6:23 PM on August 16, 2011

Hi there, Roger and Marilyn. Sorry it took a month to respond, it won't happen again... Always think about you when I'm traveling through the Atlanta area... If your wondering, I changed my handle from Crap Game to Game. Good to hear from you, If you would send myself or George a message with your e-mail so we can converse? You can do this on the home page, just scroll down to officers and click on either of our names! Thanks, and it's great hearing from you.

 

Ashley

11:21 PM on August 1, 2011

I am trying to find a good home for this rare van for my client.I am selling this van for a client and upon researching the van, found this is away of life and want to ensure it finds a good new owner. She has to sell the item due to health reasons. Please refer to link below!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1979-Dodge-B200-Conversion-Camper-Van-Rare-Low-Miles-/290592048369?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item43a8a2c4f1

Thanks

Ashley

 

ROGER RAMJET

1:16 PM on July 13, 2011

HI FROM MARILYN THE MOUSE AND ROGER RAMJET WE WERE SOME OF THE OLD ORIGANAL MEMBERS :D

 

ken 7one roper

1:54 PM on April 17, 2011

hello and i hope to make it this year, i have not been to you be fore, friends of mine have told me that they had agreat time, see you all soon,7-one

Carol Walter

8:12 PM on March 20, 2011

Just wanted to say HEY to all my old buddies from WAAAAAY back, Flame, George, and all the others who's names escape me at the moment. Daley? He still around?

JW is workin' in Panama at the moment, since there's no construction here in the good ole USA.

Hope you're all hangin in.

FoxyLady Northwest Chapter

 

cinnamongirl

11:54 AM on January 12, 2011

Hello Kats and Kittys. I would like to, first of all, thank Midwest Vans for accepting me as a Limited Member on this site. THANKS!! I hope everyone's Holidays were Rockin" and you smoothly grooved your way in to the "double ones." I ran with Select Vans, Highland, IN for 5 years as an associate member, back in the 80's. I then met Vince Kijewski from Midwest Vans, around mid '80's, and he introduced me to his friends from Midwest Vans. This group of individuals were righteous, loving, and knew how to F**kin" party. My kind of people!! I am a "Region Rat' and a proud Harley woman! Rock On and Peace Out.

 

Arctic Van & Truck

10:47 PM on January 4, 2011

Happy New Year

 

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mooner

5:03 PM on December 28, 2010

Good to see yall still Truckin,Ran with Ramblin Vans in the 80s

 

Robin Peters

10:59 PM on December 22, 2010

Have Howard Furtak email me - its been many years!!!

Vanning is back!

Robin Peters

Midwest Vans Indy 1974-1979

317-374-5171 cell

 

Suzie Bad Girl

2:55 PM on December 5, 2010

Sorry the weather kept us from making it up to Tots this year kids! We will be getting our toys and pantry supplies to them tho! Would love to know how the party went and all that--

missed you all and much holidaze love to you!

Be in touch soon!

 

Jenny Cain

8:43 PM on November 9, 2010

Hi Rick!! Just sent you a separate e-mail, let me know if you do not receive. Can't wait to catch up. Been a very long time, too long:)

 

Flame says...

 

It was a real honor to meet and spend so much quality time with you Jenny, you were a real queen to me. I have some old pix of some of places and events we visited in times gone bye. e-mail me if you'd like to reminisce. 3's [email protected]

 

Flame

8:54 AM on October 14, 2010

It was a real honor to meet and spend so much quality time with you Jenny, you were a real queen to me. I have some old pix of some of places and events we visited in times gone bye. e-mail me if you'd like to reminisce. 3's [email protected]

 

rick cuvala

8:43 AM on October 14, 2010

Jenny Cain (Nichols) says...

I had the honor of winning the 1976 Bi-Centennial wet t-shirt contest where I met my (then) future boyfriend, "Flame" Rick Cuvala...those were great days and even though Rick and I split a long time ago, I have wonderful memories of my days with Midwest Vans! I am so happy to see the club still "rockin" , you guys are the best

"Gods Apprentice aka Miss Unattractive"

Jenny

 

Jenny Cain (Nichols)

5:02 PM on October 10, 2010

I had the honor of winning the 1976 Bi-Centennial wet t-shirt contest where I met my (then) future boyfriend, "Flame" Rick Cuvala...those were great days and even though Rick and I split a long time ago, I have wonderful memories of my days with Midwest Vans! I am so happy to see the club still "rockin" , you guys are the best

"Gods Apprentice aka Miss Unattractive"

Jenny

Tom Mershon

8:06 PM on October 8, 2010

My Dad was a member in the 70's. I remember going on a few rallys with him. Those were great times. I'm glad to see your all still "Keep on Truckin". I went to the big rally in Monticello, Ind. That was a blast. Even for a kid. I can only imagine for the adults back than.

 

Suzie Bad Girl

12:10 PM on August 17, 2010

The Bad Girls from New York......

 

…...are asking for a little help from all Vanners. Since we have changed locations

this year, we need for you to help us be sure the word has gotten out to all

that may be attending Flamingo Fest this year.

 

So, PLEASE, if you, or someone you know, or you heard a conversation about

going, if you could just forward this message on to those in need of the knowledge,

that would really help us a bunch. If said interested parties are not on-line, please

send me the names and phone numbers and I will place a call! E-mail for me is:

[email protected]

 

We are celebrating 20 years of Flamingo Fests and Bad Girl play! Remember to bring all

your Bad Girl toys and costumes or your favorite photos and memories!!

 

CORRECT INFO for FLAMINGO FEST 20!!!!!!!!

 

August 20-22, 2010 at the Western NEW YORK Gas and Steam Engine Museum and Association on Gillate Road in Alexander New York 14005! Gillate Road is off Route 20 between routes 77 to the west and route 98 to the east.

 

From the West—exit the thruway at exit 48A Pembroke Route 77. Turn right (south) on 77 for

7 miles to route 20. Make a left (head east) and take it for 5 miles to Gillate Road--

it is a left hand turn at a t-stop.

 

From the East—exit the thruway at exit 47, LeRoy, Route 490. take the first exit to route 19 south,

8 miles to route 20. Make a right onto route 20 (head west) for 13 miles to Gillate

Road and make a right hand turn onto Gillate Road at the t-stop.

 

From the South—US Route 15 North to I86 West, (old Rt 17-Southern Tier expressway) to 390 North,

Exit #6, Route 36 North 12 miles to 63 North, 10 miles to Route 20 West, 11 miles

to Gillate Road on the right.

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!

HUGGS at the GATE!

 

 

 

 

 

smyley

11:38 AM on June 10, 2010

thanks guys

 

Theresa (Queen T)

4:17 PM on June 2, 2010

Thanks to all of you who spent the weekend with us at or Truck-in! We had a blast hosting it and we hope you alll had a great time and a safe trip home. We are looking forward to seeing many of you at other events this summer. Watch for our upcoming flyers for November Numb and our Annual Toys for Tots to support the Marrillac House!

 

Theresa

8:54 PM on May 24, 2010

Bob says...

Please come join us, we welcome all vanners and are happy to see new faces. Introduce yourself at the gate and we will be sure you have a great weekend!

Theresa,

Treasurer MVL

Looking to come to your event, we are independant Vanners

 

Robert Hunter

10:42 PM on May 23, 2010

Check out my facebook for our spring back event a few weeks ago. Look under photo's

 

Bob

10:40 PM on May 23, 2010

Looking to come to your event, we are independant Vanners

 

heather

7:53 AM on May 23, 2010

see you guys at penfield next weekend

 

Bad Girl Suzie

4:45 PM on May 20, 2010

Just wanted y'all to know I'm a warming my elbow bending arm for the crawl!!!

Next, I gonna warm up my pillow!!!!! hee hee

 

Mike

12:30 AM on May 16, 2010

Just thought I would post as a non member of the site to test the guestbook out. :tongue:

Gomer

11:40 PM on May 15, 2010

Hey all, I hope you like the changes to the site. Our host has added a bunch of stuff and I have been playing around with it a bit and I think I have most everything working right. If you have problems with the new sidebar ending up at the bottom of the page, go to "view" in your browser and zoom out. That should put it where it belongs. Let me know what you think. :cool:

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