January, 2018 -- For Immediate Release:
Vintage Trailer Club Rolls into Little Orange Creek Nature Park, Hawthorne Florida!
The TIN CAN TOURISTS (TCT) vintage trailer and motor coach club will be holding a Vintage Trailer and Motor Coach Gathering at Little Orange Creek on January 18th to the 21st. This historic club, once the domain of travelers in the early 1920’s who drove Model T Fords and tented along the sides of Florida’s two-lane roads, represents the very beginnings of our nation’s $13-billion-dollar recreational vehicle industry.
Now in its 99th year, the club will feature an open house for the public on Saturday, January 20th, from 11am to 3pm at the park. “Our tour of vintage campers is a reminder of a simpler time and place,” said Forrest Bone, the club’s Royal Chief. “Our members are eager to display their own personal campers and motor coaches, ranging in age from the 1940’s to the 1970’s. Each one is a beautiful example of America’s love affair with the emerging concept of leisure time, family recreation, and freedom on the open road”.
“Whether it’s an Airstream, an Airfloat, an Ace, or an Aristocrat, our members absolutely love showing off their trailers”, said TCT member Alex Alexander from DeFuniak Springs, Florida. “During the tour, many of us display vintage luggage, camping items, tools, and appliances along with our campers. There are also lots of classic tow vehicles on display, often triggering nostalgic memories of past family holidays.”
The vintage trailers and coaches can be toured during this one-day event. It’s well worth the drive to see these adorable vintage campers and meet the people who have lovingly restored them to be usable, beautiful and fit their needs. But be forewarned, visitors may leave this event with a firm urge to start searching for their own piece of vintage camping history!
The Tin Can Tourists Open House is open to the public on Saturday January 20th from 11am to 3pm. Gate fee $2.00 per person.
Contact: Forrest Bone, TCT Royal Chief