Sunday, July 31, 2011
None of us were able to take pictures, so I didn't have a lot to put up but we have recieved some links from other vanners. Here is one to try.
more to come
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The final count was 614 vans through the gate. The significance of that is for the first time ever, the Nats attendance was larger that the previous time it was in the same state. Also if you average the last 3 years attendance, it was a 30% increase in attendance. not to bad concidering the economy and gas prices. The last time Ohio had the Nats, gas was about $1.75. So way to go Vanners!
And yes, the pig did actually fly... more on that later!!!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
We have finalized the pre entries , 289. the vendor area is full, and we will be going to the grounds in a couple days to begin setting things up. We will begin letting Vanners on the grounds on Monday the 11th at 9:00am. Come join us for what promises to be a great time . Keep on Vannin' & LET THE PIGS FLY!!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
12:00 Noon Gates open
1:00 P.M. Stock exchange opens
1:00 P.M. T-shirt booth opens
2:00 P.M. Kids actives open in the kids
3:00 P.M. Shovel shuffle game
you know, one guy works the
shovel while the rest watch!
At the hobo shelter
3:00 P.M. Geo cache poker rally starts.
This is kind of a hide and seek
using your GPS. Pick up your
game sheets and rules at the stock
exchange. The idea is to
accumulate the best poker hand.
You have till fri noon to finish.
4:00 P.M. Pull out for the drag races –
we leave on time!
5:00 P.M. Soup line opens – Runs till the soup
7:00 P.M. S.O.V.C. Festivities. Your
8:00 P.M. Forever Young : Accoustic sounds
@ the hobo ampitheatre.
9:30 The fun continues with
Midnight Corn Hole tournament
9:00 A.M. Swap Meet. If you have any van stuff to
sell or trade. Bring them out. Set up around
the Hobo shelter..
10:00 A.M. Show & Shine classification begins.
In the Dust Bowl . If you want to enter your van you must get classified. If you have been judged and classified in previous years, all you need to bring is your Nationals class card as long as you haven't added any body changes. Otherwise you need to bring your van to the dust bowl. Classification closes at noon.
11:00 A.M. STOCK EXCHANGE OPENS
*Door prize tickets will be drawn every few
hours and announced over P.A.
*Are you trading your stocks??
*Geo Cache continues – forms available at
stock exchange building
12:00 Noon Geriatric Volley ball - Bring your lawn
chairs. Your gonna sit through this one.
In the Hobo arena
Noon Judging classification closes.
2:00 P.M. Nats board meeting-- Open Meeting portion
to start @ 2 pm, end @ 3:00 pm
3:00 P.M. Bootlegger Bowling- in the Hobo arena
@ 3:00 or immediately after volleyball
6:00 P.M. Vannin.com/Nats board meet & greet –
free beer / free hot dogs on the grill
– till it's all gone.
7:00 P.M. S.O.V.C. Another open invite for fun
At their camp.
8:00 – 11:00 Teen Night – kids building – drinks and
munchies – this is chaperoned – kids
will be escorted to their camp @ 11:00.
9:00 P.M. Electric Mudd--- more great tunes at
the Hobo Camp.
10:00 P.M. Curfew for all kids not at the teen night
11:00 PM Stock exchange closes
12: 00 AM Main Gate Closes For the night..
reopens at 8 AM
12:00 Midnight games.....Rock Paper Scissors
Midnight Tournament This one is so simple any-
one can do it with their eyes shut!!
9:00 A.M. Show & Shine line up for street classes.
See the show & shine rules on page
10:00 A.M. Judging starts, lines close – no vans will be admitted
after judging begins.
12:00 Noon Piston toss in the dust bowl
2:00 P.M. Horse shoes tournament.. 2 man teams
In the dust bowl....
4:00 P.M. Burn out contest Contestants on the track in
front of the grandstand.
7:00 P.M. S.O.V.C. Another invite for social fun!
8:00 P.M. Brite & Shine line up starts
8:00 P.M. Kids – Movie Night.. in the kids building
9:00 P.M. Hey You – Grand Stand A sight and sound
spectacular. Don't miss it
10:00 P.M. Kid curfew, all kids need to be in their camp
12:00 Midnight Midnight Games
in the Hobo shelter
Midnight Band – The Kokosing River Surf Club.. Classic
rock from the 60s & 70s.
In the Hobo arena
9:00 A.M. Show & Shine line up
Mild / Full custom classes and Panels / Tandems
/ Radicals & Minis,any not judged Friday
10:30 A.M. Geo Cache Poker - turn in sheet to draw your
poker hand – Goes till Noon. .At the show&
shine tent..Dust bowl.
12:00 Noon Hot Wheel Show / Model Show
Judging begins . In the stock exchange
1:00 P.M. Hot Wheel races begin .in the Stock exchange
12:00 Noon Kids activities begin
Kids choice for show.
2:00 P.M. Bucket Brigade 3 man teams ,in the dust bowl
3:00 P.M. Slow Drags - On the track in front of the
grandstand. Line up just as you would for a drag
race but the idea is to be the last across the line.
Up to 5 people in the van. Only 4 tires touching
the ground once the race starts, no opening the
hood. must have working brake lights
6:00 P.M. Award ceremony - Hobo Arena..
7:00 P.M. S.O.V.C. One last visit
8:00 P.M. Raffle drawings – After trophies / before band
9:00 P.M. Jake and Elwood And The Soul Men Rhythm
and Blues Review---- In the grandstand
10:00 P.M. Kids curfew
12:00 am Midnight games- what ever we can come up
This is the basic schedule. There are more details to come, once you get there. To recap . we will be opening the gates for early arrivals on Monday morning. We CAN NOT let anyone in before then. We will have a staging area for you to park in before that, if you get there Sunday but you'll have to camp in that area only. There are facilities there (water ,Bathrooms) but please don"t come before that expecting to go in and set up camp. We are ready for you and are working hard to make this your best National Truck-in experience yet!
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
There are a lot of things happening you may not be aware of. We will be visited this year by represenatives of HOT ROD and TRUCK'IN magazines. They are showing a renewed interest in vans. A good turnout could further their interest in covering vans and van events. The more vans at the Nats, the more chances we will once again see our favorite vehicles in print.
Some of the activities we have planned include a night at the drag races. Wednesday evening we will have a caravan to National Trail Raceway and drags for the vans has been arranged by Virtual Vanner. On Friday we will have a burn out contest for you motor head types -- always a crowd pleaser. So be prepared to Smoke'em. On Saturday afternoon we are having an activity stolen from the street rodders. The SLOW DRAGS is run just like regular drag races, but the idea is to be the LAST across the line. It's a lot of fun.
We will be posting a copy of the schedule of events soon, so keep a watch.
We also will be running a shuttle around the grounds for transporting Vanners from your camp to the vendor and band areas. The Guernsey County fairgrounds is a large facility.
Walking all that way will be taxing for some of you, so we hope this will help you get around. The shuttle and tractor is being supplied by the Lashley Tractor Sales. They are giving us the use of a tractor for the week, free of charge. Please let them know that you appreciate the guesture, especially if you use it through-out the event. The shuttle is intended for transportation. We will be limiting how long you can stay on the bus, so everyone will have a chance to use it. When you get to where you want to go, hop off and let others ride.
We are having concert style entertainment on Friday & Saturday evenings. This is somthing different than your normal fair, but promises to be intertaining. We will also have the normal line up of music. There will be a band Wednesday evening, and another band on Friday evening. Both playing under the stars (weather permiting). A third band will play Friday evening after the concert, inside, till the wee hours, for you more hearty types.
So stay tuned for more updates. The Nats will be here before we know it!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Our objective is to give you the best time you've ever had at a Nationals. Most of the plans have been finalized. the deadline for the event bible is approaching. If your club or business wants to get an ad in the book, now is the time to send it in. We will be updating this blog on a regular basis, right up till the Nats begins, so stay tuned. We've had several inquiries about the size and layout of the grounds so, here are some pictures of the grounds
This area in the center, around the restroom building ,is where all the vendors will be set up.