OVERVIEW
Vans & Pickups was published by Petersen Publishing in Los Angeles, California.

Petersen had first featured the van craze in Hot Rod magazine in the early 1970s. Later, the publisher issued a series of "one-shots" entitled Vans. Seven issues were printed (numbered from 1 through 7) starting in 1976, and the last one was issued in early 1978.

Vans & Pickups subsequently followed in April, 1978, and it launched one month after the launch of Petersens' 4-Wheel and Off-Road. The editor was Eric Pierce who had been the editor of R.V. Van World at Hi-Torque Publications.

Petersen had other competitors with van and pickup content including Vans & Trucks and 1001 Truck & Van Ideas.

However, the van craze was coming to an end, and by 1979 or 1980 many dedicated van-centric titles had ceased publication.

The table of contents can be seen by clicking on the  icon.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
A total of 19 issues was produced from April, 1978 through October, 1979. All cover images and most table of content pages are complete.

Apr 1978
Apr '78 Vol 1 No 1
May 1978
May '78 Vol 1 No 2
June 1978
June '78 Vol 1 No 3
July 1978
July '78 Vol 1 No 4
Aug 1978
Aug '78 Vol 1 No 5
Sept 1978
Sept '78 Vol 1 No 6
Oct 1978
Oct '78 Vol 1 No 7
Nov 1978
Nov '78 Vol 1 No 8
Dec 1978
Dec '78 Vol 1 No 9
Jan 1979
Jan '79 Vol 2 No 1
Feb 1979
Feb '79 Vol 2 No 2
Mar 1979
Mar '79 Vol 2 No 3
Apr 1979
Apr '79 Vol 2 No 4
May 1979
May '79 Vol 2 No 5
June 1979
June '79 Vol 2 No 6
July 1979
July '79 Vol 2 No 7
Aug 1979
Aug '79 Vol 2 No 8
Sept 1979
Sept '79 Vol 2 No 9
Oct 1979
Oct '79 Vol 2 No 10
Last issue