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Vans MX Team Rider Ashley Fiolek Nominated For Sportswoman Of The Year!

Posted 08/29/2008

Ashley Fiolek, 17-year-old women's motocross star and Vans MX Team rider has been nominated by the Women's Sports Foundation for the coveted Sportswoman of the Year award! Fiolek, who was born profoundly deaf, earned her nomination through an outstanding first full season as a professional competitor.

Vans El Ponto Loco WQS Surf Contest & Webcast Starts Wednesday!

Posted 08/29/2008

The inaugural Vans El Ponto Loco presented by Sun Diego takes over the Ponto Jetty in Carlsbad Wednesday, September 3rd through Saturday, September 6th, making it the first ASP event in San Diego since the early 90's.

Vans Surf Team Riders Featured In Water Mag

Posted 08/29/2008

The Fall issue of Water Magazine features a story about Vans Surf Team rider and groovy Newport Beach longboarder, Alex Knost. As an artist, musician, and surfer, this renaissance man has no ordinary life. Alex's teammate, Josh Mulcoy took a trip to Iceland, yes Iceland! Learn all about Josh's surf trip to the rugged North Atlantic Coast in the 12-page feature...

Where One Rock Legend's Reign Ends Another Begins

Posted 08/28/2008

In October we will see the final in a series of Iron Maiden shoes. The last in this series of four features the artwork of "Powerslave". This completes the series of Sk8-His and Slip-Ons with work from "Killers," "The Trooper," and "Piece of Mind." But don't be too sad. A new collaboration launches with another group of legends, KISS! If you were out at the Vans Warped Tour this past summer you probably saw the banners. KISS has joined with Vans to bring very unique Sk8-His. Each side of the shoes will feature a picture of each member of KISS. In 1978 four albums were released with an image of each KISS member as the cover. Vans has taken all four albums covers and put them on one pair of shoes. So this October pay tribute to two groups of legends with KISS solo faces Sk8-His and the Iron Maiden "Powerslave" Sk8-His and Slip-Ons.

FUEL TV Airs 2008 Pro-Tec Pool Party Starting Monday, September 1st

Posted 08/28/2008

The 4th annual Pro-Tec Pool Party features the best in men's and women's concrete pool skateboarding. This year's event took place at the Block of Orange at the Van's Skate Park over the course of one day.

"Timmy Reyes Matters" Article In Surfer

Posted 08/27/2008

Feel like you need to brush up on your knowledge of Vans Surf team rider Timmy Reyes? You're in luck because the October issue of Surfer Magazine contains a nine page article all about "America's Blue-Collar Pro," so get to reading...

Angel Ramirez Mag Minute

Posted 08/27/2008

Aside from being an all around cool dude and just blowing up the Watch section with his Mag Minute on the Skateboard Mag's website, looks like Angel Ramirez has officially got a Foundation board with his name on it. If you're in Colorado be sure to go party with Angel and the homies at the 303 BBQ at 2:00 p.m. on the 30th, which is this Saturday.

AST Dew Tour Dirt Standings

Posted 08/26/2008

Cameron White sits in 2nd and Luke Parslow sits in 3rd Overall for the AST Dew Tour Dirt Standings. Cam has 228 points and is 8 points out of first and Luke has 222 points and is 14 points out of the lead. Check out the points race at www.ast.com. Ryan Guettler and Cory Nastazio are sitting 7th and 8th respectfully.

Villopoto Dominant At Southwick!

Posted 08/25/2008

After two consecutive second-place finishes, Ryan Villopoto regained his winning form on Sunday in Massachusetts, taking both moto wins en route to his eighth overall victory of the series! In the first race of the day, Villopoto took over the lead on lap number five, and motored on to an 11-second win by the wave of the checkers.

Vans BMX Athletes Take Top Honors at AST Dew Tour Portland

Posted 08/25/2008

Vans BMX Team rider Luke Parslow won BMX Dirt this past weekend at the third stop of the Dew Tour in Portland. This win puts Luke in third place in the overall point standings. 

Nick Trapasso "Grinds Over The Pacific" On The Cover Of Transworld

Posted 08/22/2008

When you pick up the Sept. issue of Transworld SKATEboarding, you'll find Vans Skate Team rider Nick Trapasso on the cover. At the end of the "And Now" video filming, Nick brought the crew to a never-been-five-O'd spot in Long Beach, CA where he grinds a rail for the perfect cover shot. Also if you need a trick tip, Nick gives a lesson on how to land a 360 Shove-it.

Element Signing Pictures from The Block

Posted 08/21/2008

Check out these pictures from the recent Element Signing at Vans Skatepark The Block. Bam, Mike V. and Muska showed up to greet fans and hang out for a few hours on Tuesday, August 19.

September Shred Street Contest

Posted 08/21/2008

The September Shred Street Contest will go down at both Vans Skateparks in Orlando, FL and Orange, CA. Orlando will be hosting it on Saturday, September 27 and The Block at Orange will be hosting it on Sunday, September 28. $800 purse and registration takes place the day of the event at 10:00am. Three skateboard divisions: 13 and under, 14 and older, sponsored. Please see the flyer below for more details.

SK8OLOGY Exhibition This Saturday In Long Beach

Posted 08/20/2008

Don't miss the opening of SK8OLOGY , a fundraising exhibition/auction combining skate and fine art! The exhibit features more than 150 one-of-a-kind skate deck canvases created by Steve Caballero, Jason Lee, Chris Pastras and many more luminaries and supports non-profits ISM: a community project and Now That You Know.

Vans Is Going Mobile With FREE Wallpapers And Text Alerts

Posted 08/19/2008

What's cooler than being able to rock your Vans style everywhere you go?...rockin' Vans style on your cell phone! Vans has launched its new Mobile program which includes free wallpapers and text alerts! Receive news on your favorite Vans riders, events, products, music and more. You don't have to bust out your credit cards: Just sign up and decide which Vans news categories you want to receive and which art you want to represent on your cell. You can carry Vans with you everywhere you go with athletes such as Johnny Layton, Ryan Guettler, TNT and many others. There's wallpaper and fresh news for everyone and were uploading new content every month. All you have to do is sign up and you're ready to go!

Mat Rebeaud Wins Red Bull X-Fighters In Germany

Posted 08/19/2008

Congratulations to Vans FMX Team rider Mat Rebeaud who took first place in the Red Bull X-Fighters series stop in Germany! This is Mat's fourth victory of the series and is one step closer to taking the trophy with only one stop to go! Stay tuned for the final stop of the series in Poland on Sept. 6th.

2008 Vans Warped Tour Is Over - But The Fun Never Ends!

Posted 08/18/2008

A big thanks goes out to everyone who has supported the Vans Warped Tour in its 14th year! Just because the tour is over for the summer, don't trip, because the fun's gonna keep going on all year long! The Vans Warped Tour website will be loaded with band updates, sweepstakes, videos, photos, tour info, and much more! So don't be a stranger- keep checking back for details on your favorite bands, how you can win free stuff, and other surprises you definitely won't want to miss!

Villopoto Wins Championship!

Posted 08/18/2008

In what proved to be a triumphant day in Millville, Minnesota, for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki squad, Vans MX Team rider Ryan Villopoto laid claim to his third-straight Motocross Lites National Championship on Sunday!

Ponto Loco 08

Posted 08/15/2008

The inaugural Vans El Ponto Loco surf event is going down at Ponto Beach in Carlsbad, CA Wednesday, September 3rd through Saturday, September 6th. The 2-star WQS event will bring some of the top surfers in the world together as they compete for valuable ratings points and a spot on the ASP "Dream Tour." Cruise down to North San Diego County and check out the event, or recline in the comfort of your own living room and catch the LIVE Webcast.

Also, check back once the event is underway for behind the scenes photos, videos and blogs of the event!

Meet Bucky Lasek & Ryan Guettler in Portland

Posted 08/15/2008

Come out to the Vans store at Clackamas Town Center in Clackamas, OR on Thursday, August 21 @ 7:00PM to meet Bucky Lasek, Ryan Guettler, Rob Lorfice, Alistair Whitton and more! There will be tons of Vans giveaways including limited edition t-shirts for the first 100 attendees. Join us and you might even win a chance to take home a free pair of Vans shoes!

CANNIBAL CARNIVAL By NECKFACE Art Show

Posted 08/14/2008

Welcome to the hideous world of NECKFACE - ghastly beyond belief with an inhuman craving! A madman crazed for carnage! The scenes of brutality will haunt your nightmares forever! In eye-popping color! The slaughter never stops at NECKFACE's new and most shocking exhibition ever, CANNIBAL CARNIVAL at L.A.'s New Image Art! See the creepy carnies devour the meek. See the burning passions of the painted she-monsters! See the Satanic skateboarders in a beer-drenched, caged miniramp deathmatch! What it all means isn't exactly clear, but you won't soon forget it.

WARNING: due to the SHOCKING and VIOLENT nature of this art show, absolutely no one under 17 will be admitted.

Element Autograph Signing @ The Block

Posted 08/13/2008

Bam Margera, Mike Vallely and Chad Muska will be at The Block in Orange, CA on Tuesday, August 19th from 1pm - 3pm!  Please be aware that there will be partial course closures for this exclusive event.

Meet Steve Caballero and Win Vans For A Year

Posted 08/13/2008

If you are coming to the Friday 8/15 Vans Warped Tour stop in Mountain View, CA then visit the Vans red and white tents (where the big inflatable with the band set times is) and say "Hi" to legendary skateboarder Steve Caballero at 2pm.

Teen Vogue @ Houston and Phoenix Vans Stores

Posted 08/12/2008

Join Teen Vogue and Vans Girls at the Willowbrook Mall Vans Store on Friday, August 15 and at the SanTan Village Vans store on Saturday, August 16. A Teen Vogue stylist will be on hand to present the best back-to-school looks.

Championship In Sight For Villopoto

Posted 08/11/2008

The 2008 AMA Motocross Championship series prepares for round number 10 of action in Millville, Minnesota, this coming weekend after a two-week break from action. With a 109-point lead in the Lites class series, defending champion Ryan Villopoto looks to wrap up the championship early in Minnesota. "I'm really looking forward to Millville," Ryan told us. "If everything goes as planned, I should be able to wrap up the title with two full rounds still to go. It will be really nice to finish up the season without the stress of the title still lingering." With such a massive points lead, Villopoto only needs to finish somewhere in the top-five to clinch his third-straight outdoor motocross title. Stay tuned for the official results!

Course Closure @ The Block

Posted 08/11/2008

The Block in Orange, CA will be closed for a private party on Tuesday, August 12 from 6pm - 8pm.  Please be aware that the regularly scheduled BMX session from 8pm - 10pm will be open as usual.  Our retail and pro shop will remain open regular hours.

"Down at the Showdown!" Fly Away Contest

Posted 08/08/2008

Vans and CCS are flying one lucky winner and a friend to Hollywood, California to see the Vans Downtown Showdown on October 11th 2008. You'll chill on the back lot of Paramount Studios, skate the course, meet some of your favorite skaters and get hooked up with a bunch of sweet Vans and CCS gear! Sign up now for your chance to get "Down at the Showdown!" Good Luck!

Last Chance

Posted 08/08/2008

The end of the Vans Warped Tour is fast approaching. When the tour comes to your town make sure you take advantage of the opportunity to meet the bands that are working hard in the heat for you. Here is the final string of meet & greets scheduled to take place at the Main Vans booth. Make sure to check early for meet & greet times and for any additional bands that may be hanging out for the day.

Last Chance To Meet Bands At Vans Warped Tour

Posted 08/07/2008

The end of the Vans Warped Tour is fast approaching. When the tour comes to your town make sure you take advantage of the opportunity to meet the bands that are working hard in the heat for you. Check out the final string of meet & greets scheduled to take place at the Main Vans booth. Make sure to check early for meet & greet times and for any additional bands that may be hanging out for the day.

Thrasher Mag Covers The Vans Skate Team In Israel!

Posted 08/06/2008

It might not seem like the best idea to travel to Israel with a van load of skaters, but Chris Pfanner, who flew all the way from China to meet up with Tony Trujillo, Omar Hassan, Andrew Allen and Angel Ramirez, was more than eager to shred the Holy Land. Check out the Sept '08 issue of Thrasher for the full story by Joe Hammeke.

SLAP Magazine Staff Art Show This Saturday

Posted 08/05/2008

The SLAP staff has put together a show of their photos and paintings, join us at Black & Brown, in San Jose on Aug 9th to see works from Joe Brook, Erik Olsen, Mark Whiteley, Jud Hertzler and Chris the Intern, with live music from Ray Stevens II, Los Del Chongs, and Will Sprotts, Plus Free Mags Tee's, and Beer! The show will go down Saturday, Aug. 9th from 7-10pm in San Jose, CA. If your in NorCal stop on by!

Vans Athletes Bring Home Medals From X-Games

Posted 08/04/2008

X Games 14 plowed through Los Angeles last weekend, and in the aftermath Vans riders emerged with medals dangling from their necks.

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