Tin Can Tourist and roadside historian Daniel Hershberger will once again be exhibiting a portion of his motor camping collection at the Old Car Festival to be held this weekend, September 12 and 13 at The Henry Ford/Greenfield Village in Dearborn , Michigan . The exhibit presents an authentic view of motor camping in the 1920s and will feature his 1927 Auto Kamp Trailer, a Model T touring car with a lean-to tent, as well as all the other equipment carried by the early tin canners as they struck out determined to See America First.
New to the exhibit this year is a unique Gold Medal folding bathtub and a Hemenway Tourkit. The Tourkit is a deluxe running board pantry that carries two insulated bottles, a nested aluminum cookset, 6 food storage jars and a complete flatware service for four. Dan’s example was found as “new old stock” meaning although purchased in the late 1920s, it had never been used – in fact, the food jars had the original protective paper wrapping from the manufacturer.
The motor camping exhibit will be on view both days of the event next to the Scotch Settlement School in Greenfield Village . Dan will be giving special presentations at the campsite each day at 12:30 and 3:30. If you attend the show, be sure to stop by and say hello!