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