Friday, March 17, 2017

Reservations are now available for 2018 in New Orleans.

February 22-25, 2018
at the
Maison St. Charles Hotel
(located on historic St. Charles Avenue in the Lower Garden District,
just minutes from the French Quarter)
Maison St. Charles Hotel
1319 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-522-0187 ext. 261
Our special room rates are:
  • $129 – Single Queen
  • $139 – Standard King
  • $149 – Standard Double Queen (2 Queens)
  • $189 – Standard Suite
  • $229 – Two bedroom Suite
Room Block: Vintage Chevy Van Council Meeting
Conference rate availability: Sunday, February 18 through Monday, February 26, 2018
Cut off Date: January 10 , 2018
Hotel amenities:
  • Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast from 6:30a-9:30a
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool & Hot Tub
  • Gated off-street Parking
  • Discounted valet parking rates: $15 per night (regularly $25).
  • In-room coffee makers, hair dryers, microwave, refrigerator, personal safe, cable, non-smoking rooms, handicapped-accessible rooms.
  • Enclosed Courtyard
  • On site fitness room
  • Pet friendly. Suites available.
  • Mr. Ed’s Seafood Oyster House on premises. 
  • Over 24 restaurants, including fast food establishments, within walking distance of the hotel.
Room Reservation Instructions:
When making reservations, please mention “Vintage Chevy Van Council Meeting” to ensure you get our negotiated rates.  You have two options to book the hotel for this event.  
  1. Call the hotel directly  and ask to speak to Kelsey in the sales office (504-522-0187 ext. 261)
  2. Email Kelsey (our contact) [email protected]
There is no online booking & no booking through the front desk.
For reservations made after hours, please leave a message on the Sales Department voicemail. A representative from the Maison St.Charles will contact you as soon as possible to complete your reservation.  There may be a delay of a couple of days before you hear back.
Kelsey has stated that she prefers to be contacted via email. When you email Kelsey, please include the following:
  • contact information
  • phone number
  • dates of stay
  • room type preference
If you email and don’t hear back from her within 48 hours, please feel free to email again or to call her office. If that doesn’t work, please contact Amie at the email address listed below.
Hotel Disclosure:
Reservations must be made prior to January 10, 2018 and held with a deposit equal one night’s stay. Conference rate is available beginning Sunday, February 18 through Monday, February 26, 2018. Book early. Please adhere to the 72 hour cancellation policy. In the event of cancellation within the 72 hour cancellation window, deposit will be forfeit (unless we can resell it to another vanner….contact Amie about this).
As was the case in 2014, when you make your reservations they will require a deposit equal to 1 night stay to hold the room.  You will need to speak to Kelsey to give her your credit card info or you may email her a filled out credit authorization form when you contact her. If you would like to utilize this option, please email me a request and I will send the credit card authorization form to you.[email protected]
In the event that our hotel sells out, we will be establishing a waiting list at our primary hotel and will also contract with our overflow hotel.
*Room rates do not include taxes and fees.For more hotel info and pics, visit the Maison St. Charles website.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

don't call the hotel yet!

They are still having some issues with the reservation system, and will make an announcement soon letting us know we can reserve our rooms.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Info on 2018 Council of Councils

Vintage Chevy Van Club has their website and facebook page ready for the 2018 Council of Councils.

Please note, you can't reserve your hotel room until March 1st!  --  calling sooner you won't get the group rate!

Monday, February 13, 2017

What a great CofC this year hosted by Neon Vanners ! Well organized and a nice venue, the tours to Count's places were great as well. Other then their restriction on videoing they were quite accommodating, Danny posed for pictures with many of us. They did a video and posted a link to it on their facebook page on Feb 3rd so you can still see who's vans were on display. (I might have gotten a few pictures as well)

As Dave posted we are going to New Orleans, sorry Wisconsin Van Councils...we hope the bidding continues. The Mexico idea made it a very close vote.

We just learned that VCVC has announced that the hotel is going to start taking reservations after Mardi Gras or March 1st.
For all the latest info please check their site that is linked to


From their website:

Voodoo on the Bayou 2: Romp in the Swamp!

by voodoocity
The Vintage Chevy Van Council is excited to be your host for the 2018 Council of Councils. Hotel reservations will not begin until after Mardi Gras.  
Please check back here for more information after March 1, 2017.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

2017 Council of Councils, the quick review....

So... Council of Councils has come and gone for another year.

This year was hosted by Neon Vanners in Fabulous Las Vegas!

there was a great turn out for the week.

Wednesday night we had a group cruise to Count's Vamp'd bar where we had a small van show and were joined by John Zito and the Count himself, both arrived in their amazing Dodge vans.
This was organized by Matt at Rolling Heavy, I hope everyone buys him a beer and orders his magazine!

they proceeded to play to a packed house (almost entirely vanners) and put on a hell of a show.

Neon Vanners put together another cruise on Friday to Count's Customs, which included another small van show. I tried to do a quick live broadcast but they freaked out about me recording video (in the parking lot, of the vans WE brought) so I had to stop.

The Saturday meeting was short and sweet (thankfully)

the minutes for that will be posted on here soon.

unfortunately, I was unable to do my broadcast this year due to connectivity issues at the hotel.

the big news is that CofC will be returning to New Orleans in 2018!

Vintage Chevy Van Council will be hosting it again, and info will be posted as soon as they get everything finalized and their website ready (couple of weeks) 
As always, a big thanks to Wisconsin for putting in a bid, I think they have the longest running consecutive losing bid streak for hosting a CofC.

unfortunately, due to mardi gras and hotel availability, it's the same weekend as Vanatic's Groundhog party, so some of you will have to choose... my suggestion is, if you're not a rep, and don't have to attend CofC, go support vanatics.

there has been no announcement on the 2018 nats, we have a couple of good bids, but have some details to work out, so in the meantime, let's concern ourselves with the 2017 Van Nationals in Ohio 

Also... Joe is now accepting Memberships for the  vanning museum everyone that gets a membership between now and april 2018 gets a "charter membership"

with a special patch!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Hope to see you all in Vegas !!

As I am sure all of you know by now

The Neon Vanners are excited to welcome you to Las Vegas for the 2017 Council of Councils! Lots to see and do in and around Vegas. For all the details on what they have advertised on the event site please follow this link local sights
You can see their schedule of events here

February 1 - 5, 2017
Book your reservations directly online now by selecting:
Book my room for C of C 2017 in Las Vegas!
  • 322 Non-Smoking Rooms including 136 Doubles & 6 Suites
  • Complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast
  • Complimentary Airport Shuttle (per schedule)
  • Complimentary Shuttle Drop-Off to The Strip (per schedule)
  • Free Parking Onsite
  • 24-Hour Fitness Center
  • The Relaxing Outdoor Heated Pool & Spa
  • Guest Laundry Facility
  • Onsite Cocktail Lounge & Bar
  • Up to 4 people per room  -  $112.00 per night plus tax in the room block IF you book before January 12th 2017
See ya all in Vegas!!

Thank you Texas

Good evening....seems I am about 10 months late in saying so but thank you Texas Van Federation for your hospitality!!

Everything with in your control went great and fun.
Loved the casino night, auction right after to spend our "money" and warm weather for the Van show outside.

Friday, January 20, 2017

the 2017 Council of Councils,

hosted by NEON vanners will be in Fabulous Las Vegas from February 1-5.

check out their webpage at
for more information

these are the councils that I have heard from so far.
deadline was last saturday, the 15th.
  • South East Van Council, Inc.
  • Vintage Chevy Van Council
  • Northern California Van Council
  • Nordic Vancouncil
  • Ontario Federation of VANNERS
  • V.O.I.C.E.S.
  • Texas Van Federation
  • Southern Ohio Van Council
  • Midwest Vans LTD
  • Northwest Van Council
  • Wisconsin Van Council
  • New Jersey Van Council
  • National Street Van Association
  • VW T4 T5 van council uk
  • maryland Van council
  • Southern California Vanners Network
  • National Truck-in Board
  • SouthEast Van Council
  • Pacific Van Council
  • PennsylVANia Van Council, Inc.
  • Florida Van Council, Inc.
  • New England Van Council, Inc.

if your council is attending, or even if it isn't, but you want to make sure we have you listed as an active council, please  fill out this form!

if you are interested in hosting an CofC event, you can learn more here..