Celebrities/Athletes at the Show
Steve Garvey: L.A. Dodger
Saturday, October 5th at 1pm
Steve Garvey is a former professional baseball player, most notable playing first base for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Nicknamed “Mr. Clean” because of his wholesome image during his career in baseball, Garvey was the 1974 National League Most Valuable Player Award winner, a two-time National League Championship Series MVP (1978 and 1984), a 10-time All-Star, and a two-time MVP of the All-Star Game (1974 and 1978). He holds the National League record for consecutive games played at 1,207.
James Worthy: L.A. Laker
Sunday, October 6th at 2pm
James Worthy is a former professional basketball player, and currently a commentator, television host, and NBA analyst. Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, “Big Game James” was a seven-time NBA All-Star, three-time NBA champion, and the 1988 NBA Finals MVP with the Los Angeles Lakers. A former standout at UNC, the 6′ 9″ small forward shared College Player of the Year honors en route to leading the Tar Heels to the 1982 NCAA Championship. Named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, he was No. 1 pick of the 1982 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.
Bobby Labonte – NASCAR Driver
Sunday, October 13th at 12pm
Bobby Labonte is a professional stock car racing driver. The 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion, he currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, driving the No. 18 Toyota for RDV Competition, and is an analyst on NASCAR RaceDay for FOX Sports. He and his older brother, Terry Labonte, are one of only two pairs of brothers to have both won the Cup championships (along with Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch).
Terry Labonte: NASCAR Driver
Sunday, October 13th at 1pm
Terry Labonte is a former stock car racing driver, and current racing commentator. A two-time NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series (then Winston Cup Series) champion and 1989 IROC champion, he is the older brother of 2000 Winston Cup champion Bobby Labonte.
RV Influencers at the Show
Marc and Julie Bennett: RVLove
Marc and Julie Bennett are in their 6th year of living, working and traveling full-time in their RV full-time and are best known as “RVLove”, sharing their learnings and adventures on YouTube, blog and social media. Since hitting the road in 2014, they have visited all 50 USA states (48 in their RV), Canada, Mexico and Australia – while working full time. They co-authored the bestselling book “Living the RV Life – Your Ultimate Guide to Life on the Road” (Adams Media/Simon & Schuster), and run online courses at RV Success School to help wannabe RVers hit the road and thrive too. They are the creators of the “Ultimate RV Makeover” 8-part series, where they completed their RV renovation off-grid – powered by lithium batteries and solar – in under a month. Marc and Julie regularly appear at RV rallies and in the media – sharing their experience, and useful tips for learning about, living and loving the RV Life – on TV, radio, magazines, blogs and podcasts.
The Wendlands: RV Lifestyle
Mike and Jennifer Wendland are co-founders of RVLifestyle.com. Together, they are bloggers, podcasters, travel writers, and YouTube personalities, with an online following from their various platforms of more than 600,000 people. They are on the road about three-quarters of the year, traveling across North America in a 2019 Leisure Travel Vans Unity FX model, collecting stories and memories and sharing with their followers via live video. Their RV Podcast (available on all the major podcast apps like iTunes) is the top-rated RV-related podcast in the world and their series of Seven Day Adventure Guides (rvlifestyle.com/books) has helped RVers explore places like Colorado, Utah, Yellowstone National Park, Michigan’s rugged Upper Peninsula and the Adirondacks.
Mike Wendland is a journalist by profession who has spent more than four decades working for major newspapers, TV networks, radio stations and magazines. He is the author of six books, won 18 EMMY awards, honors from the Associated Press, Ohio State University and Wayne State University. He has reported from all over Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Central America. Each week, often from the RV, Mike still does a report sent to all 253 NBC-TV stations across the country reporting on personal technology and the latest apps. Mike is known there as “PC Mike.” Jennifer, his wife, has worked as a freelance television producer with Mike all over the U.S., Canada, and to such far flung places as the Middle East, Europe and Africa. They have three grown children and eight grandchildren.
Kyle Brady: Drivin and Vibin
Kyle and Olivia Brady, also known as Drivin’ & Vibin’, have been living the full time RV life for 4 years. They’ve produced over 600 videos that teach folks how to boondock and camp off the grid. In fact the Brady’s love of off-grid camping inspired them to renovate a 1979 Airstream Argosy – turning it into a self sustaining home on wheels.
Their Airstream Argosy uses features like solar power, lithium batteries, a composting toilet, cell boosters and an advance UV ray water filtration system to bring modern comforts wherever they travel.
Join Kyle Brady from Drivin’ & Vibin’ at multiple seminars to learn the basics of boondocking!