Friday, March 29, 2013

Vannin' - A Documentary...

Often thought of as the outcasts of the automotive world, Vanner's and their vans provide an extraordinary glimpse into a subculture that saw it's rise and high-water mark in the late 70's. Vans were everywhere back then. They [vans] became affordable rolling rooms filled with shag carpet, bubble windows, moon roofs, wet bars, and full size beds.
The customized van was representative of a parent's worst nightmare and a young person's dream. But, just as fast as they rose in popularity, they faded; leaving a pronounced echo on American culture. So what was and is vannin’ all about?
In July of 2012, we set out to answer that question.

This film is comprised of footage taken over the course of 6 days at the country’s largest van show and party, the 40th National Truck-In (known as the Van Nationals). They lived out of their own vans and filmed the many colorful characters that inhabit the world of Vannin'.
In the process, They learned about the history, the parties, the vans and, ultimately, the family that vanning has become.
Character Skateboards also made a deck promoting the documentary.

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