Day Nineteen

The breakfast of Honey Baked Ham and Pancakes was fabulous. After doing in two good size hams on Friday, I didn’t think the morning ham would go over. Was I wrong.

The day started off a bit overcast and that worked well with the open house and concours. We were very fortunate to have Dan and Sue Cutright in attendance. Jeri and the Cutrights served as the concours judges and Mike Katz accepted the position of Concours Steward for the California Regional Rally. Penny is hoping we can upgrade his title to Assistant Regional Director for California. Mike and the judges did a great job judging.

Special Interest Award went to Randy Kelly.

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A bit of Mike’s interior – with authentic electric chair for reading.

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Mike’s Silver Streak was beautiful on the outside and a bit unique on the inside. The top was interesting, also.


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Yes, that does look like a machine gun on the roof.

Honorable mention went to Penny Cotter and Charlie Neinow proud owners of a 1962 Shasta Airflyte

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Apologize for not having a good exterior picture. I am sure someone will email me one for the website.

Reserve Best in Show was awarded to George Shebley – 1947 Spartan Manor

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The Best in Show Award went to Crag Dorsey ‘s 1977 Airstream.

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We had a very nice time during the open house. The event was basically for attendees only but the word had spread around the community. We had a nice visit from Spartan Mia from San Francisco. Many of her T-shirt creations are worn at TCT events.

Paul Drag, a friend that goes back to our Vintage Airstream days, stopped in, join TCT , and stayed around for most of the events. Great to see him again.

The evening was capped with a catered meal, award’s presentation and a power point presentation on the History of TCT.

One of the awards was voted on by the attendees. It was for the winning Tin Can CANdalabra.

The prizes were won by Gene & Lynn Fitzgerald. Their creation was a Teardrop trailer made from cans. Open the rear deck lid insert candle and you have a winner.

There will be numerous pictures of the California Regional Gathering posted shortly on

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