Vandango XIII Sept. 2-5, 2011 , Brooklyn, CT

Posted by: Galaxy

Vandango XIII Sept. 2-5, 2011 , Brooklyn, CT - August 09th 2011 2:01 pm

You have a choice of runs this weekend! (same weekend as Butler)

Starlite Truckers presents:
Vandango X111, Vegas For Vanners!

Brooklyn County Fairgrounds
Brooklyn, Connecticut

Gate opens at 8am on Friday September the 2nd
No early Arrivals!

Plenty of flat grounds
Water & Electric
Flush toilets
Showers
Adult and Kids games
Custom Van show
Live Bands

I didn't have a flier, But there is more info in the NEVC Vanning Guide.
Posted by: Galaxy

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - August 11th 2011 1:10 pm

I talked to my club last night, And we are definitely going to Vandango.
Hope to see ya there!
Posted by: Galaxy

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - August 16th 2011 2:00 pm

So I was sticking my SS10 dash plaque on my display board. And I came to a realization...

THIS WILL BE MY 100th VAN RUN!!!
yay
(Not including vanner party's and such)
Posted by: OVANNER

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - August 16th 2011 3:24 pm

Well then we get to celebrate your 100th. What kind of party do you have planned?
Posted by: Galaxy

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - August 17th 2011 4:01 pm

Originally Posted By: O_MAN
Well then we get to celebrate your 100th. What kind of party do you have planned?


No plans as of yet, But I'll talk to the club this weekend and see what we can up with.

I'm open to any and all suggestions!
What would be a great way to commemorate my 100th van run?
Posted by: Superbeast

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - August 18th 2011 12:11 pm

Originally Posted By: GALAXY
What would be a great way to commemorate my 100th van run?


Not dropping your camera on the pavement!
Posted by: Galaxy

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - August 19th 2011 3:58 pm

Originally Posted By: Superbeast
Originally Posted By: GALAXY
What would be a great way to commemorate my 100th van run?


Not dropping your camera on the pavement!


Smart ass! lol
Are you going to be there to cover the event?
I'm sure there will be bucket involved...
Posted by: Superbeast

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - August 22nd 2011 8:35 am

Originally Posted By: GALAXY
Originally Posted By: Superbeast
Originally Posted By: GALAXY
What would be a great way to commemorate my 100th van run?


Not dropping your camera on the pavement!


Smart ass! lol
Are you going to be there to cover the event?
I'm sure there will be bucket involved...


Yes, we did Butler last year, so this year is Vandango!
Posted by: CruisinPhotography

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - August 23rd 2011 10:45 pm

After speaking with Pat, Rooster, Johnny O and Mike at the Berlin show last weekend, God willing, Cruisin' Photography will be covering the event for CT Cruise News.
Posted by: OVANNER

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - August 29th 2011 8:16 am

It was great seeing the both of you at the show. Hope to see you this weekend once again. Johnny O
Posted by: Superbeast

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - August 30th 2011 8:51 am

This run is still going on with the hurricane coming through and all?
Posted by: OVANNER

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - August 30th 2011 8:57 am

I am waiting to hear as well. My understanding is that Brooklyn has no power but I cannot confirm. Just got ours back at work!

As soon as anyone hears please let us all know.
Posted by: sandman

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - August 30th 2011 4:55 pm

We have spoken to the fairgrounds and they expect to have power back tomorrow so VANDANGO WILL GO ON AS PLANNED.

Thanks
Don (Sandman)
Starlite Truckers
Posted by: Galaxy

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - August 30th 2011 5:05 pm

Originally Posted By: sandman
We have spoken to the fairgrounds and they expect to have power back tomorrow so VANDANGO WILL GO ON AS PLANNED.


Great news! yay
Thanks for the update.
Posted by: OVANNER

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - August 30th 2011 8:02 pm

Great to hear from you Don! Thanks for the call and the update. See you Friday! O
Posted by: Superbeast

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - August 31st 2011 8:56 am

Thanks! Please keep us posted of any changes.
Posted by: OVANNER

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - August 31st 2011 9:42 am

I expect to see everyone from New England and abroad this weekend! It is a Hurricane follow up weekend! If you still don't have power by the weekend that will suck but just think you can take a shower and have a relaxing weekend in Brooklyn, CT. Your van/truck, a cooler, bag of ice, some basic food and the rest will happen! Oh I forgot something to drink! Staying hydrated is important.

Great grounds and a fun time as always by Starlight and crew!
Posted by: sandman

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - August 31st 2011 1:04 pm

We just received word that power has been restored at the Brooklyn Fairgrounds so we hope to see you all there.

Don
Starlite Truckers
Posted by: Superbeast

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - September 01st 2011 7:45 am

That's great! We'll be heading up from Jersey on Friday. Are there any roads that we should avoid as far as being damaged from the storm?
Posted by: shawnzo

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - September 01st 2011 8:23 am

we will be there on friday nite.
Posted by: Galaxy

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - September 01st 2011 11:20 am

I'm planning on heading over Friday morning.
Can anyone confirm what time the gate will open?
Posted by: Galaxy

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - September 01st 2011 11:41 am

According to the facebook page, the gates will open at 8am.
Posted by: Superbeast

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - September 01st 2011 12:07 pm

Originally Posted By: GALAXY
According to the facebook page, the gates will open at 8am.


I think that's what the flyer said too. I also think it said no early arrivals.
Posted by: OVANNER

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - September 01st 2011 10:40 pm

The van is gassed up and loaded and we will see you all there in the morning! Starlite needs everyone's support so I hope to see a great turnout!
Posted by: Superbeast

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - September 02nd 2011 7:34 am

We'll be there for dinner!
Posted by: Suzie-BGfNY-IN

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - September 02nd 2011 8:52 am

Have fun--love and huggs to all of Starlite!
And some extras for those watching from above!

For you Irene sufferers--it will pass--we are strong and we are prepared! No body can live 'basic' better than a Vanner!
Posted by: CruisinPhotography

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - September 05th 2011 12:04 am

Kathy and I (Cruisin' Photography) had an awesome time at Vandango on Saturday. A huge thank you to everybody for your time and hospitality, we hope to see you all again in the future.

Here are the links to our blog posts and website gallery

http://cruisinphotos.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/ttlvpi/

http://cruisinphotos.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/ttlvptii/

http://cruisinphotos.wordpress.com/van0903/

Thanks again, Dave Burnham
Posted by: OVANNER

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - September 05th 2011 4:56 pm

Once again guys thank you for the great support for our hobby and lifestyle. I hope you liked the Orange Crush! Next time hopefully you can each have one - or a least one!

Thank you to Starlite for a great job and the crews of the CL&P who shared the grounds with us for the weekend. You all rock!
Posted by: starwars

Re: Vandango / Sept. 2-5, 2011 (CT) - September 05th 2011 5:09 pm

kool pics
Posted by: Bunny

Re: Vandango XIII Sept. 2-5, 2011 , Brooklyn, CT - September 06th 2011 8:09 am

Sorry we missed your run!!!Hope all had fun! We had a Blast at Butler! rolleyes
Posted by: Galaxy

Re: Vandango XIII Sept. 2-5, 2011 , Brooklyn, CT - September 06th 2011 11:12 am

What a great way to end my ten day tour of New England!
Thank you Starlite Truckers for another awesome van run.
I believe the final number was 118 trucks through the gate. I was happy to see some new vanners (puppies) at the run. Including another vannin.com member Al.
(sorry bro, i forgot your screen name)
The weather was beautiful all weekend, and the rain held off till we were on our way home. You know how we hate to pack in the rain grin
We celebrated my 100th van run on Saturday night with two buckets and a session of 'lemon drops till ya drop' Thanks for all for the 'my first' stories and good hart'd ribbing I received.

Here are the results from the van show:
1st place Chevy- ME!
2nd place Chevy- Bryce (loonie toon/rock pile)

1st place Dodge- George (loonie toon)
2nd place Dodge- Timmy (disfunctional)

1st place Ford- Joe (central ct.)
2st place Ford- Pete (spindle city)

And Best Of Show also went to Joe for his Never Ending Story van.
There were several more awards but I couldn't remember them all.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Posted by: Superbeast

Re: Vandango XIII Sept. 2-5, 2011 , Brooklyn, CT - September 06th 2011 12:12 pm

Had a GREAT time as expected. Traffic on the way up sucked, but ride home wasn't too bad.

Thanks to all of the hosts and helpers. We shared the grounds with all the helpers cleaning up from the hurricane, but there were no issues that I heard of. All in all a great weekend with great people and great vans. The awards were SWEET too. Home made and very classy! My pics, prolly tomorrow, as I had to leave camera home for first day of school grin
Posted by: Galaxy

Re: Vandango XIII Sept. 2-5, 2011 , Brooklyn, CT - September 06th 2011 2:05 pm

for those of you with facebook here are some picture links:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2174964207905.2142610.1060809056&type=1

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2174973768144.2142611.1060809056&type=1

And a set from Cruising Photography:
http://cruisinphotos.wordpress.com/van0903/

And here are Roosters pics from the run:
http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvVVdKZ
Posted by: Galaxy

Re: Vandango XIII Sept. 2-5, 2011 , Brooklyn, CT - September 06th 2011 5:32 pm

Hey frske1, Here is the truck you were asking about.
http://flic.kr/p/ajyfP1
Posted by: frscke1

Re: Vandango XIII Sept. 2-5, 2011 , Brooklyn, CT - September 06th 2011 5:55 pm

I deleted that pic & my posts off your other thread....I was just curious...sorry...thank you
Posted by: Galaxy

Re: Vandango XIII Sept. 2-5, 2011 , Brooklyn, CT - September 06th 2011 6:04 pm

Not necessary, but thanks for doing that anyway.
There was also an interior pic here:
http://flic.kr/p/ajvt5M
Posted by: Doc 2% of Canada, EH!!!!

Re: Vandango XIII Sept. 2-5, 2011 , Brooklyn, CT - September 06th 2011 6:16 pm

Nice to see how the other half lives as we were in Butler, however, I am sure, we all had maximum fun where ever we were !!
Posted by: Lordmodelbuilder

Re: Vandango XIII Sept. 2-5, 2011 , Brooklyn, CT - September 06th 2011 7:30 pm

This content is currently unavailable.
Guess you have your settings set to friends only. Brad
Posted by: Galaxy

Re: Vandango XIII Sept. 2-5, 2011 , Brooklyn, CT - September 07th 2011 8:45 am

Sorry about that Brad, I copied the facebook links from a friends wall. I'll see if she can make them public. The other links should work though.
Posted by: Superbeast

Re: Vandango XIII Sept. 2-5, 2011 , Brooklyn, CT - September 09th 2011 9:07 am

My pictures on Facebook Here!

Sent them up to Doug also for posting on www.showvans.com He'll post them soon for all you Non-Facebookers!
Posted by: wookee

Re: Vandango XIII Sept. 2-5, 2011 , Brooklyn, CT - September 09th 2011 11:04 am

Can't get into your pictures Ken......

......Wookee
Posted by: Superbeast

Re: Vandango XIII Sept. 2-5, 2011 , Brooklyn, CT - September 09th 2011 11:31 am

Originally Posted By: wookee
Can't get into your pictures Ken......

......Wookee


On Facebook? Don't know why, they are working for everyone else.

On Showvans, Doug may not have them loaded yet.
Posted by: Virtual

Re: Vandango XIII Sept. 2-5, 2011 , Brooklyn, CT - September 09th 2011 12:30 pm

Ken's pictures are on Showvans.com now: Superbeast's coverage of Vandango 2011 Great pictures Ken ! Thanks for sharing them with us.
Posted by: Superbeast

Re: Vandango XIII Sept. 2-5, 2011 , Brooklyn, CT - September 09th 2011 12:40 pm

Thanks Doug! Any time buddy. If you want any high res, just let me know.
Posted by: Galaxy

Re: Vandango XIII Sept. 2-5, 2011 , Brooklyn, CT - September 12th 2011 1:44 pm

Great pictures guys, thanks for sharing.
It was like I was there... Oh wait grin