January 1, 2018 (Van-Café is merging with Rocky Mountain Westy.Yep – big news to start off the year.For almost three decades, Van-Café has sourced the best in aftermarket and stock parts.For nearly two decades, Rocky Mountain Westy has been a leader in fabricating and manufacturing Vanagon accessories and Subaru engine conversions.The combination of these two Vanagon focused businesses gives you a one stop store for all things Vanagon.

Orders will ship from Rocky Mountain Westy’s centrally located Colorado warehouse.When you place an order, send emails or call, you will still find a number of familiar voices.A lot of thought and preparation has gone into the combination.What does it mean for you as a customer, and what happens in Santa Cruz?

Logistics and time-line…. As a customer, you will find Santa Cruz Van Café fully operational until Wed Jan 17, processing website and phone orders, shipping promptly, and sending out cookies from Pacific Cookie Co.We all then pack up our Vanagons with warehouse parts and caravan to Colorado (ok – so not quite how it plays out but I liked the image). A newly set up, state of the art warehouse in Colorado awaits these parts.Shelves will get stocked, staff will settle in and man (and woman) their stations, and business will be fully operational on Monday Jan 29.During the 12 day transition period orders will ship best as possible.We ask for your grace during this transition.Once reopened, orders will be back to shipping same day….and you get a chance to check out fresh cookies, Colorado style.

Santa Cruz – Our shop in Santa Cruz will be closing.We are very pleased that three from the team (Mike, Ralph and Lynnsay) are heading to Colorado to work in the combined entity.We are very relieved that the rest of the crew have all found good work locally.I am very appreciative that the whole crew has stayed with the business up until the changeover.And for me, Peter, although I will still be in the background when needed, there comes a time after all the years where I just needed to be out camping in a Westy more, as opposed to just hearing all of your stories.