This weekend was a great one at the Sunshine Statesmen September rally, Janie & I had a great time… did a dinner cruise on the St. Johns and basically had a wonderful driving experience in Janie’s 23′ coach.. towing didn’t even know it was back there and all that. Factory cruise took me on in… was just a great weekend but along with that I was surfing around and found someing our that was disturbing.
Recently, through some of the folks in the van world announced we had set up sponsorship of the upcoming “Vanstock 2016”. In surfing around I found that there were past “Vanstocks” turned out to be ripoffs. There is a pile of bad JuJu about that name, I’m actually surprised the folks that suggested using it did not know of the toxicity of the name!
Let me clear this up right now for everyone reading this and if you will please pass this on to whoever you fell it important because in no way… shape.. or form will I be involved in anything underhanded. Like several things going on right now I see as ripoff people and things… I am not that and right now will not use the name “Vanstock” ever again. I want to internet crawlers to take this information (I said it on the days header).
Here’s the real story and please pass this along. Up until last year, we had been directly involved in what we called “The Motorhome Drag Race Rally”. We have made a venue where you could party free and even drag race your RV if you wanted to. It has been a great success and fun in the past and seemingly hooking up with some folks in the know from the full timers van world felt a comprehensive get together all at one time would be a good thing. Sounded good so getting with the racetrack they too like the idea and dicided to put the event onto their schedule. NO RED TAPE, NO BEUROCRACY and NO SPECIAL INSURANCE needed. The racetrack took this on as their event so they will supply the important infrastructure of security, sanitation, oaganisation and yes insurance too! There is no big red tape for this event unlike what seems to have been reported. The track liked the idea so much THEY are doing all that for us… what an awesome opportunity to get everyone together. So wherever this thing saying the event was too complicated…. that’s a large pile off bull crap!
Here’s the REAL DEAL, I am a brick and mortar dealer , have been in the same building for over 18 years.. I am reliable. We have taken over the event after the van folks felt it would not be fun for them and we are sponsoring this event put on by the folks who own the property. April Fools can come together from March 28th 2016 thru April 2nd there will be an open rally for anyone excited about their mobile living machine and would like to come and rub shoulders with other like minded people. There will be fun everywhere for the week, they are saying Wednesday night we will have the 1/4 track all to ourselves… we can race beer coolers if we like. No structure , no red tape just fun people having fun so please block out those days right now because yo simply don;t wanna miss this!
I will produce a first informational flyer soon now that I know it will be my responsibility. Forget all the negative stuff you have heard and after the van get together over in Texas is over come on to Florida, enjoy that time of year… you should not need an air conditioner… maybe a few fans. It will be a dry camp rally so come with your tanks full except for the holding tank. We will have “honey wagons” for you to dump so 6 days will be no problem. Come guys, it will be fun and like the guy selling suits says, “I guarantee it”…
If I know of a problem and I do nothing after knowing I would be part of the problem. I’m out
We WILL have a get together on those dates and everyone is welcome, cost will be very reasonable.. the race track is putting the event on. It will be a dray camp rally and what goes with that… we will drag race anything that shows up wanting to run… that should be a hoot and we will have a blast. More to come so stay tuned.
- Hands on demos
- vendor participation
- drag racing motorhomes
- piles of food trucks
- your own mowed piece of terra firma to do anything you want on… keep it legal…
- a really good reason to get together
- no jerks allowed
Look at this, I’ve blown my entire morning on this crap, thanks John D. for cluing me in. “Why can’t we all just get together”… so lets do that!
See ya tomorrow…