Luke (aka Lukester) started his
love for vans as a young child due to his grandfather's 1985 Dodge
B250. He bought his first van, a 1978 Dodge Maxi wagon at age 16.
It was honestly a rust bucket but was all he could afford while working
at McDonald’s. He proposed to Leslie in that van (I guess
everyone knows what her answer was). He ended up selling it a year
The first van Luke and Leslie owned
together was his grandfather's Dodge. They went to New Jersey to bring
her home. The love of this van (aka Black Magic) was what sparked the
interest in finding others who felt the same.
Luke found http://vanning.com
and Crazie Bob. Bob invited them to attend an event in 2004.
It was in White Springs at Side Winder's hunting lease. They had a great
time but ended up disappearing for a while.
They reemerged at Beverly Beach in
2007 and have been going strong with the FVC ever since. They have no
plans of ever disappearing again. They are passing on the love of vans
and the vanning community to their four children as they are the future
Leslie is the current President of
the FVC while Luke does all he can to promote the FVC on Vanning.com
and anywhere else he can.
The one wish they both have is to
see vanning grow and continue. They want people to know that it does not
matter how custom or not your van is but it is all about the love of the