~ The Pony Express Van Club ~

~ 101 Vans on Parade! ~


Well, not 101 different vans, some repeat shots of some... But 109 photos here

This parade in Saint Joseph, Missouri

And several different parades at different times and locations

Here in a small town, Stewartsville, East of Saint Joseph

And after 33 years, I remember some of the vans but sure not all...

Here one of our Vans, The Freedom Machine folowed by our sponser's van, Olympia Beer

And I didn't know some of the other vans from other Clubs then...

Here back in Saint Joseph and my 1976 G-30 van, my 1975 blue G-20 van was in the parade

And... Overall most of this page is boring, but not to the owner of the van

This parade, in Saint Joseph again, with the former Club President leading the Pony Express Van Club

We did have some great fun times in the old Van Club days...

Here I got thse shots standing on top of MY 76 van...

Proceeding down Frederick Avenue to Downtown Saint Joseph...

And our good sponsor... Oly Beer...

This was one of the several Missouti Western College Homecoming parades we attended...

Now some vans from other Van Clubs that showed up...

Oh, switching to another Parade in Leavenworth Kansas... Some "Pioneer Days" parade of sorts...

Here, "Crash"... Ken Madsen, one of our club members...

Some "Pioneer Ladies" joining in along the way...

They wannted us to parade in ~doubles~ in this one...

Back in Saint Joseph, rounding the corner from Frederick Avenue to Francis street...

Making the Downtown loop, West on Francis, South on 6th street, Then East on Edmond to disband the Parade at 10th Street...

Rounding the corner, passing in front of another good Sponsor... Tadlock BF Goodrich...

Where is this? Looks like before the Leavenworth parade, I see some "Pioneer Ladies"...

And this is a "Pit Stop" for some OLY after one of the Saint Joseph parades...

More socializing after the parade...

Well, we are jumping around... Back to the parade in Leavenwoth, Kansas...

And ... is this my 1976 G-30 Chevy? I think I took two vans to this event.. with my IBM Field Manager going along to drive my 76... And a lady friend for company...

Vans in this one from several local van clubs...

And no, this isn't my blue 1975 G-20... But looked somewhat like it...

More vans...

And MORE vans..

Hey there! OK, here is my blue 75 van... With the Tadlock BF Goodrich Tires...

Is this the last look at the Leavenworth parade, who knows, I didn't put these in the proper time sequence...

Nope, Back at the Leavenworth parade...

And another one of our vans.. The Orange Crate... Owned by Don... (forgot his last name)

More vans...

And more vans...

This is the FIRST parade I was in with my then BRAND NEW Chevy van, here parked at the curb while I ran across to get pics of the vans passing by...

In the First Saint Joseph parade for me.. The former Club President leading the way...

I took over as President at the next election...

I tried to get a photo of all the Pony Express vans in the parade... and then I showed the slides at the next Club meeting...

More vans and more vans, what can I say?

Another...

Another...

One more?

Lots more...

Here's a Ford... Hey, Mike Wylie's Ford...

Here's a Dodge...

And more... I told you at the start, this is boring... But I couldn't leave out ~THEIR~ van...
So, I will just keep quiet unless I see a need of comment...



Have to mention Ken Madsen again.. Why did we call him "CRASH"? Well he doesn't like us to mention that...

OK, here's one towing the VICTIM to the Van Bash for Charity...

Hang in there.. only about 50 more vans to go...


Mike Wylie again...




AHA... My friend Bob Elsworth driving MY 1975 Chevy so I could take the pictures...

Oh, I know this one, the wife of a former Club President who resigned because of work...


And the former President that I suuceeded in office...

Note, The Strathman Photo Studio behind, owned by one of our Club Members, Mike Wylie...







Mike Wylie's old Ford, before he traded it for a later Orange one...

More vans and more vans, what can I say?

Another...

My van, driven by Bob Elsworth, long time friend, moved to Parkville and now lives and works close to my place....

One more?

Bob's passenger, one of Bill Long's sons, Bill my IBM partner for 30 years, But is that Rob, or Steve or John riding ?

The end of this parade, one more block at 9th street at the top of the hill...

Some chit chat afterward in the parking lot...

And a visitor, wife of another IBM cohort...and my CB750 Honda...
Mike Wylie, prepping his van before the start of the Missouri Western Homecoming parade...

And Bob Elsworth waiting to drive my van in the parade...

More Pony Express vans lining up...

Some more last minute polishing...

Rob Long, no Rob ya can't drive, where's yer license?

Bob, wiping off some bugs?

Who is that in my van?

Mike Wylie's Ford again...

Being new to the club then, I didn't know many of these people...


Some, just casual onlookers...

Van on the right here, from Leavenworth Kansas truckers...

Leading a whole pack of Kansans...

Former PXV President.. What was his name anyway?

More?

Hey what am I doing way back here?

Towing the van to be smashed an the Van Bash after the parade...

Yeah, it was 1976 then.. a good year...

Bringing up the rear...

And we are on the way.. lead van...

And haven't we seen something like this before?

So on with the parade...











Good lookin blue van on the right there...

And this is REALLY the End of this Van Parade...



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