From The Head Office Of Vanfest (May
Ladies & Gentleman, Boys & Girls,
Young & Old alike, Spring is in the air and we are getting
ready to host Canadas Largest Custom Van & Truck show,
June 7- 9. 2013 at the Springwater Conservation Area, just south
of Aylmer, Ontario. 18 yrs of glittering paint, shining chrome,
from chopped, lowered and stretched, to fully restored trucks,
thats what this show is all about. Friendships are another
thing that are built at this show. Young & old alike sharing
ideas and thoughts on how to build or design a life time dream.
This show was built on a dream that has reached its 18th year
thanks to you. 1996, the first year this show was held, it was
put together in about 3 months and 66 vans came through the gate.
In the 2nd yr we added pickup trucks to our line-up and the event
grew to just over 100. 2013 was our best year with 368. Dont
forget our theme this yr is Mash 4077 theres an awesome
prize for best themed campsite.
This year will be no different, we have
pulled another rabbit out of the hat and came up with this:
From the Head Office
Thursday $15.00 extra bucks gets you in early for the warm up
party, with fun and games, meet and greet with some great food,
and an outdoor movie night. Mash the Movie,
Friday, gates open at 10 a.m for this spectacular weekend and
the second fun filled night with preshow party on the beach,
a bring your instruments and jam with the vanfest in house band,
our infamous dartboard, and some games.
Saturday is the long one so pace yourself. Show & Shine starts
at 10 a.m till 4 with Awards at 6ish. Off The Record is here
this year to rock the evening away, with Bright & Shine to
follow at dusk. And remember Saturday night theme party is a
Mash 4077 with prizes to be won.
Vanfest is proud to announce that John Mata from Mini Truck in
Magazine will be attending for a the weekend for your enjoyment,
thanks John and look forward to seeing you in our show field.
Spectators admission Saturday only, 10AM to 4PM is 7 bucks
per person and some canned
Goods for the food bank, kids 12 and under free accompanied by
Our charity for this year will be the Caring Cupboard Food Bank;
so dont forget your canned goods for the Fill the
truck with us. food drive.
Well thats what we have to offer this year (with maybe
a few extras thrown-in). Dont want to show? Then come as
a spectator and support Canadas Largest Custom Van &
Truck show and get outta the house for a day, and dream a little.
This is a dream come true for me thanks to you, my name is Kevin
Lundy and Im Proud to be the in charge of promotions &
Sponsors for such a prestigious show, please feel free to contact
me at any time with any questions you may have. 519-225-2969
Vanfest 17 was a complete success. With
174 Vans and Trucks on the show field and 376 through the gate
this was our best year yet. Thanks to all who came and to those
who did not you missed a great time
what a party. Thursday
night was meet and greet Pizza night. Over 100 Vans and Trucks
in the park. Friday night the DJ played long and loud. Thanks
Cory! Saturday held a most excellent show with special guest
Kelly Gruber on field. Thank you Kelly for spending the day with
us, adding a special kind of class to our show. You really are
Canada's Baseball Sweetheart!! Saturday night moved to awards
and the Pajama Party. Lots of great PJ's! I now think of orange
juice in whole new way. The band Stoned Deaf rocked us hard until
midnight. The after party went long into the night. Sunday was
clean up day only to find that everyone had cleaned up after
themselves. Leaving the park as clean as we came, Thank you.
A special thanks to all our sponsors and to Spring Water Conservation
area for allowing us to host this awesome event. I would like
to say a special Thank you to my partner Kevin Lundy and the
Vanfest Staff as without them none of this would be possible.
See you for Vanfest 18! June 7, 8, 9,
Mark it on your calendar.
Vanfest Event Chair.
Baseball superstar Kelly Gruber
with the Legend at Vanfest 17
The 2012 pictures gallery is
up,click on image on the top right. There are plenty of links
to pictures as well on the Vanfest
Facebook page we have very talented photographers among attendees
at Vanfest, hoping to see some of their pictures hit the magazines.