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#575541 - July 23rd 2012 4:21 pm Night at the Races, 2013 Nationals ???
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Registered: December 27th 2000 12:00 pm
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Loc: Toronto, Canada
Testing the waters for this. During the 2011 Nationals we had a Night at the Races. A number of vanners who said that they would be interested in going never showed up. I've got the green light to do it again at the 2013 Nats. I just want to make sure vanners are interested in doing it again. It's almost an hour drive both ways from the Nats grounds to National Trail Raceway. Good chance we'll have Blastro and Headstone there again. Good chance John Jackson will join us again.

If we make this happen during the 2013 Nats on the Wednesday night are you interested in attending ?

Here are the vanners and their vans during the 2011 event: http://www.vanning.com/showvans/events/2011Nationals/Nightattheraces/index.htm

Here's some shots from the 2011 Night at the Races.

The VCVC.org/Vintage-Vans.com vanners during the cruise on the way to National Trail:



Some of the vans in the races:


Headstone, shot by John Jackson from Notstockphotography.com


Blastro on display:



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#575557 - July 23rd 2012 6:37 pm Re: Night at the Races, 2013 Nationals ??? [Re: Virtual]
Radarlove Offline
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Registered: January 19th 2007 10:17 pm
Posts: 613
Loc: Slippery Rock, Pa
Count me in....it was fun last year!
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#575559 - July 23rd 2012 7:10 pm Re: Night at the Races, 2013 Nationals ??? [Re: Virtual]
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Registered: February 10th 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 20537
Loc: Pittsburgh,Pa USA
Same here Doug!
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#575566 - July 23rd 2012 7:51 pm Re: Night at the Races, 2013 Nationals ??? [Re: Virtual]
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Registered: May 26th 2007 10:41 pm
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Loc: On Route 66 in Bethany Oklahom...
IF we make it to the Nats, count us in. . . . well as a spectator any way. Stock V6 Astro not much of a racecar.
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#575570 - July 23rd 2012 8:54 pm Re: Night at the Races, 2013 Nationals ??? [Re: Virtual]
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Registered: November 14th 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 1201
Loc: Morris Plains, NJ USA
Doug, I'm already there, that was a great time last year!!! JARVIS...JARVIS....JARVIS!!
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#575589 - July 23rd 2012 10:33 pm Re: Night at the Races, 2013 Nationals ??? [Re: Virtual]
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Registered: August 20th 2008 10:14 pm
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Loc: Virginia
I missed it last year,but would like to go next year
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#579165 - August 15th 2012 4:26 pm Re: Night at the Races, 2013 Nationals ??? [Re: Virtual]
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Registered: December 27th 2000 12:00 pm
Posts: 5851
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Just checked the 41st Nationals website and they have this penciled in for Wednesday July 10. I sent an email off to my contact at National Trail to see if they will still have the Wednesday night as an open race night like last year, so the wheels are in motion. Paying more attention to the dates now, it seems that the Columbus GoodGuys event will be the weekend before so we might be able to entice our friend John Jackson to join us again. Here's John Jackson's pictures from Night at the Races 2011


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#582622 - September 06th 2012 9:42 pm Re: Night at the Races, 2013 Nationals ??? [Re: Wizard78]
vanfun Offline
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Registered: September 07th 2009 8:04 pm
Posts: 1976
Loc: Hartville OH
Originally Posted By: Wizard78
I missed it last year,but would like to go next year


yeah
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#582673 - September 07th 2012 5:14 am Re: Night at the Races, 2013 Nationals ??? [Re: vanfun]
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Registered: June 09th 2006 12:00 pm
Posts: 6501
Loc: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: vanfun
Originally Posted By: Wizard78
I missed it last year,but would like to go next year


yeah


DITTO. I always seem to miss outings at the NATS. GF has always had something to do with that. But that is likely over, so count me in.
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#582682 - September 07th 2012 6:39 am Re: Night at the Races, 2013 Nationals ??? [Re: Virtual]
newkirkinc1 Offline
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Registered: February 10th 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 20537
Loc: Pittsburgh,Pa USA
I would like to make it also.
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