It began with a dream of some Highland, California teens, to form a Van Club like San Bernardino had never seen. It started out as "United Vans Berdoo". The club rapidly grew and in 1972 split and formed "Inland Vans Berdoo".
Yes, they called themselves "Inland Vans Berdoo", all wearing club jackets of blue. Gang or club it continued to grow and the common "bond" was only a van. But, nobody knew of the lifetime brotherhood that would grow, and even grow stronger as the years passed and we went through.
No matter if it was Steve with Ripped Van Ripple, Norm Gernix and Jerry Gernux, Pete, George, Roni, Shannon D, Ernie, Spanky, Jones, Tim Wisinger and Jim Wisinger , Juan, Mike Cook and Alan Cook, Brian, Ray, Slick, Mark, Rick, Dennis, Jeff, Shannon L, Tim, Debi, Rodger, Mike, Chris, or Cleo and others. Almost 70 strong, all in a line, as they cruised "E" Street or any other town.
Drinking Beer, fighting, and raising hell wherever they went, they called themselves "Inland Vans Berdoo"....A dream of a Van Club and much more had finally come true. Always watching each others backs and always holding up the Clubs name they vowed.
The years have passed like minutes, over 3 decades have now gone bye. Looking back on memories we still all laugh and tell stories of our wild adventures, and then cry some too....and knowing we would all love to do it again.
From the hard and wild lifestyles, we have lost some forever. Brothers like Norm Gernux, Shannon DeRosie, Mike Wilson, Brian West, Pat Ecale, Cliff Brown, Ron Wright, Shannon Lowrie and Mike Navol now, all looking down from above. We think of them often in "Brotherhood and Love" which we'll always remember.
They still get together as often as they can, recalling the memories of a roaring Harley or a Van. When it comes to a party, they all pull together and still party like it was their last.
Through the "Love, Blood, and Beer" lives were changed forever before they were through, the Boys known through out the land as "Inland Vans Berdoo".

Kathy DeRosie, July, 1999 (As usual, embellished upon by Steve Portias
Mike Cook
Vice President
Inland Vans Berdoo