The gathering of the tribe is always revitalizing. Last weekend, we met at June Bug Resort with 250 other like-minded vehicles and their owners for the Asheville Van Life Rally. We wanted to share a few of the many, many vans we toured! If the #vanlifer shared an Instagram or contact information, you will be able to click the photo and head to their page. Take a look below.Branden Leonard shows off his 2007 Element with 4 wheel drive and adjustable coil overs. His vehicle was on display with others by Fifth Element Camping. Leonard described his Element as the poor mans Westfalia, but more reliable!Another example of a Fifth Element build-out. Click the photo to head to their Instagram.Janet takes some time to relax in her 2015 Ford Transit with a 130-inch wheelbase. She said the van came into creation through a stubborn husband and insistent wife. It is named “Tubby” with great affection, and the words “It’s tubby time” are said regularly.Terry and Daniel Miller showed off their Ford E-150. They built it out themselves with a control center in the back. Everything is organized!An inside view of the E-150 by Terry and Daniel MillerJess Deal and Ryan Howsley stand outside their 1990 Ford transvan. They started Voited, a unique blanket company, out of the van to fulfill the #vanlife need of convenient multi-use bedding.An inside look at their transvan.Debbie and Doug pose outside their Nissan NV2500 with a V6 engine. The front end is the same as a Nissan Titan pick up truck, the back came as an empty shell for them to build out themselves. They kept it simple, with a lot of storage, no fridge, no shower, and no running water.An inside look at their Nissan NV2500Larry Coffey built his 2017 Ram Promaster 2500 out himself. He needed a lot of storage and went with the Promaster so he could sleep lengthways.The inside of Larry’s 2017 PromasterKatya Antipova travels around in her 2012 Ford Transit Connect. She says it’s the best little Connect there ever was. The layout is epic, and she’s brought her decorations of ‘Grammy-Chic’ to decorate it.Katya’s Connect from the back.Hillary Fryman rests in her 2012 Mercedes Sprinter. She tried to keep the build-out minimalist, with a “turtle shell” made out of grid beam. This creates a modular system that she can take in and out as needed. And she had a rope swing!We saw so many wonderful vans over the weekend and this is just a sampling. Thank you Asheville Van Life Rally for hosting this wonderful community!There is one way for this tour to be a reality, our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to our title sponsor Nite Ize, and all of our other awesome sponsors that make this happen: Crazy Creek, National Geographic, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, Lowe Alpine, Old Town, Leki, HydraPak, UCO Gear and Wenzel. If you like the gear that keeps us groovin’ click here to enter for a chance to win
Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Brian Schoenbaum, Killeen, Texas, 223; 2. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 206; 3. William Creese, Springtown, Texas, 197; 4. Clifton Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 184; 5. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 180; 6. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 171; 7. Pamela Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 165; 8. Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, 151; 9. Ryan Whisenant, Stephenville, Texas, 132; 10. Anthony Vandenberg, Dublin, Texas, 129; 11. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 108; 12. Randy McNorton Jr., Alvord, Texas, 94; 13. Kody Crofutt, Dublin, Texas, 87; 14. Colton Mooney, Boyd, Texas, 61; 15. Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, 37; 16. Dan Webre, West, Texas, 36; 17. Robert Cody, Farmington, N.M., and Dakota Dees, Weatherford, Texas, both 34; 19. Jackie Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 33; 20. Zachary Martin, Waco, Texas, 32. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 332; 2. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 267; 3. Cole Carver, Apache Junction, Ariz., 265; 4. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, and Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., both 257; 6. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D., 242; 7. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 224; 8. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 223; 9. Ryan Moser, Englewood, Colo., 219; 10. David Jones, Chandler, Ariz., 211; 11. Michael Egurola Jr., Tucson, Ariz., 209; 12. Justin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 194; 13. Mark Madrid, Laveen, Ariz., 182; 14. Tate Johnson, Homestead, Mont., 175; 15. Dwayne Melvin, Medford, Ore., 171; 16. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., 163; 17. Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif., 160; 18. Ty Weidner, Chandler, Ariz., 157; 19. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 156; 20. Brandyn Johnson, Mesa, Ariz., 153. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Nathan DeRagon, Peoria, Ariz., 139; 2. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 116; 3. Bradley Stafford, Glendale, Ariz., 105; 4. Kyle Cardinal, Paradise Valley, Ariz., 100; 5. Max Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 68; 6. Scott Tenney, Yuma, Ariz., 36. IMCA Modifieds – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 395; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 345; 3. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 286; 4. Zachary Madrid, Tucson, Ariz., 261; 5. Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark., 231; 6. Jacob O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz., 223; 7. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark., 215; 8. Don Gumke, Jamestown, N.D., 214; 9. D.J. Shannon, Merced, Calif., 213; 10. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D., 203; 11. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 201; 12. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 196; 13. Tyler Mecl, Queen Creek, Ariz., and Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., both 193; 15. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., 190; 16. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 187; 17. Clint Reichenbach, Santa Maria, Calif., 176; 18. Garth Dushanek, Red Deer, Alb., 172; 19. Joey Price, Great Falls, Mont., 166; 20. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 165. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 313; 2. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 240; 3. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 225; 4. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 215; 5. Curt Lund, Redwood Falls, Minn., 210; 6. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 202; 7. Dean Cornelius, New Prague, Minn., 199; 8. Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan, Iowa, 183; 9. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 180; 10. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 179; 11. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 178; 12. J.C. Parmeley, Peoria, Ariz., 174; 13. Lonnie Foss, Glendale, Ariz., 171; 14. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, 165; 15. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, and Joe Bellm, Broomfield, Colo., both 162; 17. G.W. IV Egbert, Belton, Texas, 151; 18. Tyler Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 148; 19. Jason Josselyn, Alamogordo, N.M., 145; 20. Michael Sheen, Lamesa, Texas, 144. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, and Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., both 40; 3. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, and Mike Schott, Tulare, Calif., both 39; 5. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, and Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., both 38; 7. Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas, 37; 8. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, and Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., both 36; 10. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, and Connor Danell, Visalia, Calif., both 35; 12. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, and Ryan Delisle, Fresno, Calif., both 34; 14. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 33; 15. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, and Lance Jackson, Kingsburg, Calif., both 32; 17. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 31; 18. Blake Cunningham, Silsbee, Texas, 30; 19. Danny Burke, Crosby, Texas, 29; 20. Mauro Simone, Fresno, Calif., 28. Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 235; 2. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 218; 3. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 208; 4. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 201; 5. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 176; 6. Jay Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 137; 7. Kaden Honeycutt, Willow Park, Texas, 131; 8. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 123; 9. Chris Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 115; 10. Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas, 108; 11. David Bolf, Wichita Falls, Texas, 107; 12. Garett Rawls, Elm Mott, Texas, and Colton Monroe, Copperas Cove, Texas, both 101; 14. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 100; 15. Ryan Thomas, Lubbock, Texas, and Wes Cummings, Arlington, Texas, both 83; 17. Edward Grmela Jr., Hewitt, Texas, and Evan Moore, Springtown, Texas, both 82; 19. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 80; 20. Robby Crabtree, Clyde, Texas, 73.
Letts, IN —Saturday morning the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office responded to a construction site accident involving a semi-truck driver and construction site worker on State Route 3 and 700 South. When responders arrived on the scene, they discovered that a semi-truck driver struck a construction site flagger. An INDOT paving project is currently in progress along SR 3 from SR 46 South to Westport. The worker was transported to Decatur County Memorial Hospital, then was flown out by Stat Flight to a trauma center. The condition of the worker is unknown at this time. The crash is still under investigation by DCSO.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a 1-year-old has died after he was accidentally ran over while playing in the driveway of a home.The incident occurred Monday morning at a home on Amaryllis Avenue in Pahokee.Officials say Antonio Milian was backing out of the driveway of his home when he felt a bump and then heard screaming.When Milian got out of his vehicle, he found the one-year-old boy trapped under the passenger side of the car.The child was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.No other details about the case were given.