Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Special Dash Plaques for 2017

  Back in 1988 Vans On The Run Hosted the 16th Nationals, We did a "puzzle" dash plaque that year. There were plaques for activities associated with the Nationals that fit together around the Nationals dash plaque, like a puzzle.  It was a cool piece of memorabilia.
Well again this year there is another puzzle plaque. But this one is a little different. There are 3 van-ins in Ohio this year that have banded together to host what we are calling the Triple Crown of Vanning.  All 3 at the same site. All in a different month. 1 in June, One in July, and the 3rd in August.
We have produced a 4 piece plaque that forms the state of Ohio when completed. The forth piece we call the unity plaque will be sold at all 3 events
If you can't make it to all 3 events,and you would like a set of these ,there will be a limited number of complete sets available at all 3 events.

Thursday, May 4, 2017


        This year is the 10th anniversary of the Flying Eagle Award. This award is awarded to the best overall van shown for the very first time at the National Truck-in. There have been many beautiful vans that have won this award. the chance to win this beautiful award has brought out some really nice vans.
Putting the finishing touches on this years Flying Eagle trophy.
Don't miss seeing all the vans this year. 2017 
is shaping up to be the best year for vanning in a long time. The show and shine is on Saturday, July 15.
beginning at 9am. It will be held in the parking area on the outside of the gates, and is open to the public. 
This has been a trend for some years now. It gives the people in the area a chance to see the vans and it is good P.R.  
This maroon dodge was the 2015 Flying Eagle award winner.
Flying Eagle award winner 2014
And who knows how many people will end up buying a van to join us in all the fun.  

Thursday, April 20, 2017


     Time is flying by. As many of you know, Vans On The Run has hosted Spring Back,our annual event, eve each year since 1978. The first time we hosted the National Truck-in,in 1988 we didn't hold Spring Back that year chosing to concentrate on the Nats . we found that our attendance fell of the following year by a substantial amount by missing a year. so when we hosted the Nats in 2011 we Held both events that year. and our numbers actually went up for Spring Back. We have decided to hold both events again this year. If you have ever hosted an event you can understand what it is like to host 2 events in a season. much less one being a National Truck-in.
  I have to hand it to our members for taking on a task like this again after only 6 years. They have done a fine job so far. Spring Back is ahead of schedule. We are nearly ready to open the gates and the event doesn't start for 3 weeks yet.
    Then our full attention turns to finishing up plans for the Nationals. The trophies are almost finished.  They are a 3D sculpted plaque.
       The bands are all signed up. We have a great line up of entertainment for you. It kicks of Thursday evening with McGuffy Lane.  We have 2 bands each night, on 2 separate stages so the entertainment never stops.  Then the finale will be the return of the Soul Men-Blues Brothers band that played for us in 2011.
   Pre-entries are coming in at an ever increasing pace. and the trophy sponsorship is begining to fill up. if you or your club would like to sponsor a trophy, don't wait much longer.
   we also want your ads for the event bible. we need them by the end of may so we can get the bible together for the printer on time.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Back from this years council meeting. The meeting was very productive. the Nationals is coming along smoothly. The dash plaques are in. The trophy s are nearing completion. we have all the bands signed up. We have some great entertainment lined up.
        If you wish to sponsor a trophy or two please check our listing for the ones still available. please don't wait till the last minute. We will be on hand at the Piston Powered Auto-Rama in Cleveland, March 17th-20th. there will be a big display of vans at the show. come check it out if you can.
    Now is the time to pre-enter.  the Nationals is closer than you think!  


Monday, January 23, 2017

  Coming up the first week of February is this years Council of Councils meeting.  It is being held in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Vans On The Run will be on hand to start our push to the 2017 Nationals. We will be on hand to take pre-entries. Also we will be looking for sponsors for trophy s, as well as ads for the event bible / program.  If you have questions about the event, please look us up, If your club is hosting an event this year we would love to have you put flyers in your event goodie bags. If you would like to do this and are not attending Council, we will gladly send some to you. please send a request to our email (vansontherunllc@yahoo;com), and we will ship you out a stack. Looking forward to seeing all of you.   Thanks and Keep on Vannin'.  

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The 45th National Truck-in is set for Mansfield, Ohio next July.

  Vans on the Run is proud to announce we are hosting the 45th National Truck-in. We will be co-hosted by Knightmare Vanners. Both groups are excited to bring the Nats back to central Ohio.  Below is the flyer. Check it out.  You can pre register using pay-pal,or you can print the entry form and send it in with payment. As time gets closer we will be posting updates to our plans. Keep checking here to find out what is new.