OVERVIEW
Vans & Trucks was published by RPM Sales Corp in Northport and later Scarsdale, NY. The editor and publisher was Phil Engeldrum, who had previously started Super Stockers, High Performance Stockers and Chevy Power magazines.

This magazine was part of the "van craze" that was first featured in Hot Rod in the early 1970s. However, a slew of magazines emerged in the mid-1970s to cover this fad, and Engeldrum was an early entrant.

The magazine had equal parts content with both feature vans and how-to tips. The how-to articles covered all aspects of what you need to customize a van -- interiors, painting, air-brushing, sound systems, glass etching, sinks, refrigerators and bubble windows. It also featured Engeldrum's biting humor such as the recurring department entitled "Gossip, Rumors and Outright Lies!"

In 1981, the publisher was listed as Arthur B. Fartz. This is likely an inside joke by Mr. Engledrum, as the business entity name was unchanged. The title was then owned by Jim Clark with the September, 1982 issue. Todd Kaho came on as editor in March, 1983, and Mr. Kaho must have become a co-owner since the business name changed to Clark-Kaho Media Inc with the September, 1983 issue. The magazine continued through December, 1987.

The van craze ended in about 1979, and that is when most magazines dedicated to vans also ended. However, this title survived another decade likely because it covered a broader range of light-duty vehicles.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
The magazines were numbered sequentially, and there were 79 issues printed from June, 1975 through December, 1987. Cover images are complete except for 7/81, 9/81, 1/85, 7/85 and 9/85.

June 1975
Jun '75 No 1
September 1975
Sept '75 No 2
December 1975
Dec '75 No 3
March 1976
Mar '76 No 4
April 1976
Apr '76 No 5
May 1976
May '76 No 6
June 1976
June '76 No 7
August 1976
Aug '76 No 8
September 1976
Sept '76 No 9
October 1976
Oct '76 No 10
November 1976
Nov '76 No 11
January 1977
Jan '77 No 12
March 1977
Mar '77 No 13
April 1977
Apr '77 No 14
May 1977
May '77 No 15
June 1977
June '77 No 16
August 1977
Aug '77 No 17
September 1977
Sept '77 No 18
October 1977
Oct '76 No 19
January 1978
Jan '78 No 20
March 1978
Mar '78 No 21
April 1978
Apr '78 No 22
June 1978
June '78 No 23
July 1978
July '78 No 24
September 1978
Sept '78 No 25
November 1978
Nov '78 No 26
January 1979
Jan '79 No 27
March 1979
Mar '79 No 28
May 1979
May '79 No 29
July 1979
July '79 No 30
December 1979
Dec '79 No 31
March 1980
Mar '80 No 32
May 1980
May '80 No 33
March 1981
Mar '81 No 34
May 1981
May '81 No 35
July '81 No 36
Sept '81 No 37
March 1982
Mar '82 No 38
July 1982
July '82 No 39
Sept September 1982
Sept '82 No 40
November 1982
Nov '82 No 41
January 1983
Jan '83 No 42
March 1983
Mar '83 No 43
May 1983
May '83 No 44
July 1983
July '83 No 45
Sept September 1983
Sept '83 No 46
November 1983
Nov '83 No 47
January 1984
Jan '84 No 48
March 1984
Mar '84 No 49
April 1984
Apr '84 No 50
May 1984
May '84 No 51
June 1984
June '84 No 52
July 1984
July '84 No 53
August 1984
August '84 No 54
September 1984
Sept '84 No 55
October 1984
Oct '84 No 56
November 1984
Nov '84 No 57
December 1984
Dec '84 No 58
Jan '85 No 59
March 1985
Mar '85 No 60
April 1985
Apr '85 No 61
May 1985
May '85 No 62
June 1985
June '85 No 63
July '85 No 64
August 1985
Aug '85 No 65
Sept '85 No 66
Oct October Nov November 1985
Oct/Nov '85 No 67
December 1985 January 1986
Dec/Jan '86 No 68
February March 1986
Feb/Mar '86 No 69
Apr April May 1986
Apr/May '86 No 70
June July 1986
June/July '86 No 71
September August 1986
Aug/Sept '86 No 72
Oct October Nov November 1986
Oct/Nov '86 No 73
December 1986 January 1987
Dec/Jan '87 No 74
February March 1987
Feb/Mar '87 No 75
May June 1987
May/June '87 No 76
Jul July Aug August 1987
Jul/Aug '87 No 77
Sept September Oct October 1987
Sept/Oct '87 No 78
Nov November Dec December 1987
Nov/Dec '87 No 79
Last known issue