Date: 08/23/2017

We would like to shine the sun on a number of areas for this season...... lots of specials listed below to moon over, many new items added to the site, many items back in stock following large deliveries from Germany (including Mefro steel wheels), Fiamma awnings available to ship, and a group pallet shipping to Calgary in one week.  The stars have aligned for lots of activity at Van Cafe. the end I did end up having eclipse envy.  Based on the flurry of frantic shipments it appears most hippies, hipsters, and hellions loaded up their Westies to plant themselves in the "PATH" of the astronomical event of the century.  Although not missing the colossal traffic cluster, I do regret having missed the experience.  Our collectively closing our eyes at the shop for two minutes on Monday morning to join you in spirit, was lacking in awe.  I'll have to wait until 2024 but for now onward to business.

Customer Bob Epperson and his Vanagon drove out to the countryside to view the eclipse and took these amazing photos (the two people who slept with their dogs in the Fiat to the left of Bob's red van likely were not as comfortable as Bob):

SPECIALS  Let's get right to the list:

German Poptop Seal Kits

Rhein Wheels and Wheel Packages

SA Grill Kit with LED Headlights

ARB Awnings

Rockford CV Boot Kits

Telescoping Ladders

Old Man Emu Shocks for Syncros

Power Window Motors

Power Mirror Parts

Power Lock Actuators

Upper Control Arms

Aftermarket Taillights

Van-Cafe T-Shirts

Water Pumps

2.1 Exhaust Manifolds

For the full list, see "Van Cafe Specials" on the home page and hit "See all specials".


Square Headlight Housing Protector

Telescopic Ladder

Aftermarket Expandable Push Rod Tube

Sun Visors

Collapsible Kitchen Products

2WD Speedo Cable Grommet


Power Mirror Kit

Early Cooling Fan

Upper Grill Mounting Kits

Brown Steering Wheel

Spare Tire Carrier

Diff Lock Vacuum Actuator

Push Rod Tube Covers

A/C Compressor

Manual Steering Rack

Solar Kit

Automatic Transmission Cooler

Headlight Adjuster Kit Complete

Low Beam adjuster Kit

FIAMMA  The tragic workplace shooting at Fiamma USA a few months ago still hangs heavy on our minds.  Disturbing, nonsensical, sadness.  No word out of Fiamma  yet as to when they restart.  We stock awnings here but until recently had no shipper who would ship such odd shaped cargo affordably but that has now changed and we are able to ship anywhere in the US for between $145 and $245.

CALGARY  One to go and it happens pronto.  We are sending one more pallet up to Calgary this year before "WINTER COMES" - yes sounds Game of Thrones ominous to us fair weather, coastal, flatlanders.  Before you tuck the van away for the season here is your chance to get heavy and/or awkward shaped items to Calgary at a discounted shipping price (usually 1/3 to 1/2 price of shipping alone).  We ship to Tony's Auto Service - Paul has been fantastic to work with as we have shipped 3 group pallets up there already this year.  I hope you join the last one - act quickly.