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The 1 of 1 Project

Posted 06/30/2010

Chris Watchorn organized an art show & custom Vans auction to benefit The Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. The Chukka Boots of 30 talented artists are now up for grabs on ebay with all proceeds going to the charity. Find out more information and how you can help make a difference.

Vans All Up in The Skateboard Mag

Posted 06/29/2010

The August issue of The Skateboard Mag covers the Vans Am road trip to the Cowtown Phx Am contest with tons of photos and details of what went down. Also learn more about Vans team rider Bucky Lasek's backyard pool, which he refers to as "Heaven." Don't forget to pick up a copy for yourself.

Vans Warped Tour is in Full Swing

Posted 06/28/2010

The Vans Warped Tour kicked off this past Friday in Carson, CA. We sent blogger extraordinaire, Amanda Rae to scope things out and let us in on all the action. Check out her daily tour diary including videos, pictures, interviews, style sightings and so much more. Be sure to catch the show coming to a city near you!

Vans x Stussy Girls Celebrate the Launch of the Bailie

Posted 06/24/2010

Vans and Stussy Girls kicked off the release of the Bailie shoe collab with a one-night only club in West L.A. dubbed the Suffragette Lounge featuring a first look at the project hitting better women's footwear boutiques and Stussy stores in July. Several hundred enjoyed a Tuesday night out in the 30s-themed lounge and out on the rooftop deck under a cool Los Angeles sky while surprise guest DJ Harvey capped off the atmosphere with chill grooves all night long. Guests enjoyed custom drinks from Belvedere and wines from Firestone Winery while sampling sweet treats served by a depression-era cigar girl in full uniform. Take a look at pictures from the event under the Suffragette Lounge at Vans.com/Stussy. Also, learn more about the shoes and where you can find them.

Watch Maloof Money Cup NYC on FOX and WIN!

Posted 06/24/2010

Grab your friends and watch all the action from the Maloof Money Cup New York on FOX TV June 27th at 11AM PST/ 2PM EST and you could win some swag. Post a picture of your viewing party on the Maloof Money Cup Facebook page and you have a chance to win a 21+ MMC Party Pak for 8! Be sure the picture includes the MMC show on the TV, a Volcom t-shirt and Vans shoes for a chance to win the 21+ MMC Party Pak for 8. The Party Pak includes, four rooms for a two night stay at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas! Plus, 8 Palms party passes for entry into the clubs, 8 tickets to MMC OC, a pair of Geoff Rowley's new shoe - Rowley "Style 99's" or Anthony Van Engelen's new shoe - AV6 and an apparel pack including a Vans T-shirt, hat and sunglasses.

Go Skateboarding Day Recap @ Vans Skateparks

Posted 06/23/2010

Both Vans Skateparks were packed on Go Skateboarding Day this year.  Everyone had a great time with free skating, tons of free product tosses and a $200 high ollie contest.   Dominique "TK" Sanders took the 32" high ollie at The Block and Andrew Aliliran took the 36" high ollie in Orlando.  Check out the photos below and make sure to get out and skate this summer.

Fox BMX Team Stopped By Vans Skatepark The Block

Posted 06/23/2010

The Fox BMX Team stopped by Vans Skatepark The Block in Orange, CA the other day to ride and gave away free stuff.Check out how it went down with Chase Hawk, Scotty Cranmer, Sean Sexton, Trey Jones and more.

2010 Warped Vans Merch and Free Giveaways

Posted 06/23/2010

Vans will have a broad array of guys and girls merchandise available this summer on the Vans Warped Tour at the Vans tent. Guys tees are $10 and girls special tops are $15. With the purchase of the guys tee, you also get to choose one of the following: A free hat or wallet. With the purchase of a girls top, you get to choose one of the following: A free girls wallet, hat or purse. Also for sale at the Vans tent will be: Limited edition Warped Shoes and Sandals;  Bandannas, a Vans tie, wallet, Warped pens, sunglasses and big sticker packs. Remember too that the first 200 fans each day gets a folder and one of the following: Foam Finger, lanyard or sunglasses and of course, tons of stickers all day long along with one of five Warped posters and schedules to fill in set times!

Watch the Maloof Money Cup NYC This Sunday on FOX TV

Posted 06/23/2010

Did you miss the best skaters in the world battling for $100,000 at the Maloof Money Cup NYC presented by Vans? Can't wait to see all the shredding go down again? Well, here's your chance. Watch 'The World's Best Skateboarding Event" this Sunday, June 27th at 11am PST / 2pm EST on FOX TV.  You definitely don't want to miss this!

Catching up with Cory Nastazio

Posted 06/22/2010

Vans BMX Team rider, the often imitated but never duplicated, Cory Nastazio is all over the place. You just can't keep track of everything he's got going on. So here's the scoop... Lately he's been traveling all over the country to complete in contests such as the ASA Box Jump and Red Bull Stomping Grounds and will make his next appearance in Cologne, Germany for the BMX Masters in a few weeks. As for now, his classic stretched no footed can-can takes over the cover of BMX! Plus Magazine this month! Also, you can catch a feature of Cory on Vital BMX where he talks about his BMX roots, inspirations and more good stuff. Now you know.

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Posted 06/18/2010

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Listen Up Fresno Vans Warped Tour Fans

Posted 06/17/2010

Unfortunately, the Vans Warped Tour is not hitting Fresno, CA this year on the tour. We are offering local fans a specially priced ticket of $25 to attend one of several California shows around the area: Mountain View, Ventura or Sacramento. So, grab your friends and carpool to the shows, and remember that supplies are limited so get them while they last. Tickets are available exclusively at the Vans Store at the Fashion Fair Mall.

June Best Trick Recap

Posted 06/17/2010

It's heating up at each skatepark and we are getting prepared for the summer.  Both parks rolled a best trick contest at the beginning of June to fine tune their summer skills. Check out what went down at each park below and don't forget to join us on the first Friday of every month at 7pm to show us what you've got.

Vans Girls Teams Up with Stussy

Posted 06/16/2010

Vans Girls and Stussy recently came together to remix the idea of "femme" and celebrate West Coast style; laid back, casual and simplified are some of the things both brands love. The Stussy and Vans Girls partnership has produced what is sure to become an iconic menswear inspired shoe, just for the ladies. The Bailie has the look of a classic men's shoe with all the comfort and ease both brands represent, including special feminine details in two colorways. Be on the lookout for the Bailie dropping next month!

Celebrate Go Skateboarding Day with Vans

Posted 06/16/2010

On Monday, June 21st, the long awaited Go Skateboarding Day goes down. Both Vans Skateparks, in Orlando, FL and Orange, CA will have free skating all day. That's right we said FREE! There will be product tosses all day, a $200 high ollie contest at 2pm and a live DJ. Also, Christian Hosoi and Lincoln Ueda will be out at the Vans store in Cerritos, CA for an autograph signing in conjunction with Pro-tec. First 100 people in line will receive a limited edition t-shirt and everyone gets a pass to skate at The Block in Orange. At the Woodland Skatepark in Lexington, Kentucky, Steve Van Doren, Tony Alva, Jeff Grosso, and Ray Barbee will be participating in the festivites. See details for more information and go skate!

Win Tickets to See Paramore Live!

Posted 06/16/2010

Are you a fan of Paramore? Right now you have a chance to win tickets for you and a friend to see Paramore live on their Honda Civic Tour across the US this summer. With special guests Tegan and Sara, New Found Glory and Kadawatha, this is going to be a show you don't want to miss. You can't win if you don't enter!

Vans x Wethepeople

Posted 06/15/2010

Just in time for summer, Vans is proud to announce a special shoe collaboration with German-based BMX innovators, Wethepeople. Known for their quality products and deep support of the BMX scene, Wethepeople joined forces with Vans to create a BMX shoe that not only performed on the bike, but looked stylish enough to wear all day. The result is the Calar Mid with matched colors used on Wethepeople's 2010 product line. Look for the Vans x Wethepeople Calar Mid to hit shops early June. You can enter now to win a pair of the shoes. Winners will also have a chance to score Wethepeople parts including a frame, fork or handlebars.

Vans Rider Tyla Rattray Grabs First Win in MX Outdoor Season

Posted 06/14/2010

The 2010 Lucas Oil Motocross Championship Outdoors Series headed to the East Coast of Mt. Morris, PA this past weekend where Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider Tyla Rattray nabbed his first overall victory while racing on US soil. Vans teammate Christophe Pourcel followed behind and scored second place for the weekends event! Both Tyla and Christophe said that they really enjoyed the track as it became really difficult to ride and find good line choices after a rain storm pounded the track. Vans athlete Dean Wilson captured fifth place while teammate Jake Weimer rounded out the top ten.

Two Weeks Until Vans Warped Tour Kicks Off!

Posted 06/11/2010

Horray! The Vans Warped Tour is getting closer to kicking off on June 25th. This year, we are proud to introduce Vans Warped Tour Vans! A limited supply will be available at each tour stop. Want them? You better get to the show early, because you won't be able to get them anywhere else. See you on tour.

Colin Mackay Breaks in his New Bike

Posted 06/10/2010

Watch this recent edit from Vans BMX Team rider Colin Mackay riding his new, bright yellow Haro bike. The colorway is called "chartreuse" but "tennis ball" also comes to mind. The Australian shreds Greenville, North Carolina's private warehouse, "The Unit", as well as some spots around Raleigh. Check that last air at The Unit, Mackay isn't scared to sniff the rafters.

Sage Francis - AOL Spinner Video Premiere

Posted 06/10/2010

The video for the amazing new song The Best Of Times from Sage Francis' groundbreaking new album Li(f)e debuted at AOL Spinner.com. The song is a collaborative work between the provocative rapper and renowned French classical composer and multi instrumentalist Yann Tiersen.  As director Harbough explains, "The theme behind the images is basically if you could attend your own funeral - how would you look back on your life?  Would you find humor in things that seemed like the end of the world at the time? And if you could send back advice to your younger self, what is it you would say?"

Vans Girls Fall Preview

Posted 06/09/2010

Vans Girls introduces it's new Fall '10 line featuring a brand new collection of dresses, denim, fleece and accessories that fuse a skate edge with a surf scene vibe. There may even be a few dope collaborations on the horizon. Guess you'll just have to wait and see...

Epitaph Records Launches New Noise Vol. 1 on June 15

Posted 06/09/2010

Punk rock's leading independent label Epitaph Records has announced plans to launch a new compilation series titled New Noise that will showcase the label's amazing arsenal of bands and artists. The first in the series, New Noise Vol. 1, will be available for the incredibly low price of $2.99 beginning June 15 at all digital media stores and physical copies will only be available as a limited edition at this summer's Vans Warped Tour.

10 Free Songs From Vans Warped Bands On iTunes

Posted 06/08/2010

We've partnered up with iTunes for the second year in a row to offer FREE downloads of Vans Warped Tour artists. The offer features music from Alkaline Trio, Bring Me The Horizon, Cobra Skulls, Our Last Night, Set Your Goals, The Swellers and others. This year it's open to Canadian fans as well. Wait! While you're on iTunes, make sure you download the Vans Warped Tour App!

Fox BMX Team Stopping By Vans Skatepark The Block 6/22

Posted 06/08/2010

On Tuesday, June 22 @ 6pm the Fox BMX Team will be stopping by Vans Skatepark The Block in Orange, CA to ride and give away free stuff.  Come check out Vans / Fox riders Chase Hawk, Scotty Cranmer, Sean Sexton, Trey Jones and more.  This one is going to be big so don't miss it!

Exodus Joins Ozzfest Bill In San Bernardino

Posted 06/07/2010

San Francisco Bay Area thrash pioneers EXODUS will help kick off Ozzfest 2010 with a one-off appearance at the San Bernardino show on Saturday, August 14th!
States guitarist/songwriter Gary Holt:  "We are WAY more than fired up to announce that EXODUS will be playing the SoCal date on Ozzfest!  We will be filling the slot usually occupied on the tour by Kingdom Of Sorrow who can't make this one show.  We were asked if we wanted to jump in, and we said 'f**k yes!'  See everybody there!"
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2010 Maloof Money Cup Goes Off: Cole Wins Again

Posted 06/07/2010

The Maloof Money Cup lived up to all the hype this past weekend in NYC. Everyone and anyone who skates was there to battle a newly designed street course and to get their hands on some of the nearly 500,000 dollars up for grabs. Chris Cole took home the biggest prize of all, 100,000 dollars and bragging rights for the second year in a row! Check out the full results to see who else was blowing up in Flushing Meadows. And mark your calendars for part 2, as the Maloof Money Cup comes to Orange County, CA August 4-8. Be ready!

Mars-1 at New Palo Alto Vans Store this Saturday

Posted 06/03/2010

Join us for an event at our new Vans street store in Palo Alto, CA on Saturday, June 5th at 2pm. Mars-1 is going to stop by and do live art in the store and hand out 100 limited edition canvas bags to the first 100 people that show up. See ya there!

Vote for the Ultimate Off The Wall Style Muse

Posted 06/03/2010

In the last few months, Vans Girls and TEEN VOGUE have searched the states to find the next great fashion stylist and it's almost time to usher in fashion's new guard. The grand-prize winner will receive a trip to New York City this October to attend TEEN VOGUE's Fashion University, the chance to guest style a Vans Back-to-School fashion show and so much more. Have a look at the finalists from the contest and vote for your favorite!

The Wait is Over: Maloof Money Cup Comes to NYC June 5-6

Posted 06/03/2010

The first-ever Maloof Money Cup New York presented by Vans and airing live on FUEL TV, is almost here. This weekend, June 5-6, the biggest names in street skateboarding will descend on Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, to compete in the world's greatest skateboarding event for $250,000 in cash and prizes.

New Vans Custom Patterns Have Arrived!

Posted 06/02/2010

Drum roll please... We now have 11 new patterns available for you to update your Vans shoe collection with! Combine our iconic checkerboard with new patterns such as polka dots, big stars, new plaids and more for combinations that are only limited by your creativity. Also, remember the 'Be a Vans Pattern Designer' contest we had awhile back? The winning design by Jamie from West Palm Beach, FL is one of the new designs. All in all, you can choose from 48 colors and patterns to design your unique pair of shoes with. Now go get started!

Bad Religion Enter the Studio to Record 15th Studio Album

Posted 06/02/2010

Three decades after recording their first incendiary songs as teenagers reared in the budding hardcore scene in Los Angeles, Bad Religion are marking their 30 year anniversary with a new record, filled with both the free thinking ire that has fueled the band from the very beginning, and a certain introspection that comes only from long-lived experience.

Heartsounds' Until We Surrender Coming June 15

Posted 06/02/2010

Bay Area punk rock group Heartsounds will release their latest album Until We Surrender on June 15 via Epitaph Records. The band will kick off a tour in support of their album beginning in late June.

Scotty Cranmer Scores Cover of Ride Bmx Magazine!

Posted 06/01/2010

Congrats to Vans BMX Team rider Scotty Cranmer who scored the cover of Ride Magazine this month! The Vans team was on the final days of their BMX tour and Scotty asked Team Manager, Jerry Badders to back up the bus next to a ditch. Scotty then made the cover shot with a crazy tailwhip drop-in off the Vans Tour Bus. Check out the new issue for the full road trip story and don't forget to check back for exclusive videos from the tour!

No Service Fees for Vans Warped Tour Tickets

Posted 06/01/2010

You like coming to Vans Warped Tour but not paying high service fees, we'll  for the month of June, Live Nation is offering tickets with NO service fees at Live Nation owned and operated amphitheaters. This applies to Warped shows Mountain View, Phoenix, Dallas, St.Louis, Indianapolis, Burgettstown, Cleveland, Hartford, Mansfield, Scranton, Camden, Virginia Beach, Charlotte, West Palm Beach, Atlanta, Tinley Park, San Diego, Sacramento, The Gorge. Check out details on the offer!

Go Skateboarding Day @ Vans Skateparks 6/21

Posted 06/01/2010

Come celebrate Go Skateboarding Day at Vans Skateparks on Monday, June 21st where there will be Free skating in the park all day! That's right we said Free!  Please be aware that the course closures are possible due to reaching capacity...so get there early.  There will be product tosses all day, a $200 high ollie contest at 2pm (registration is at 12pm), and a live DJ.  See flyers below for details...see you there!

June Skate Clinic Registration Open

Posted 06/01/2010

Last chance to fine tune your shred before summer. Both parks are offering an instructional skate clinic on Saturday, June 19th from 8am - 12pm.  Instruction is given to beginner to advanced street skateboarders ages 6 - 16. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members...spots are limited so sign up at your local Vans park today.

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