Vans magazine was a series of "one-shot" magazines focused on the van craze of the mid-1970s. It was started by Petersen Publishing, who was often a "fast follower" meaning they weren't always the first to create dedicated titles for a new trend but learned to quickly capitalize on them when they could dominate market share. And they were equally adept to cancel a title if they could see the end of the trend coming.
Petersen often experimented with new segments and trends by utilizing these one-shot publications. Like other van magazines, it focused on lifestyle adventures, van shows, how-to articles and van customizing trends.
The successor to Vans was Petersen's Vans & Pickups.
A total of 7 issues was produced from 1975 through 1978. All cover images are complete.