News Release September – 2009
Contact: Forrest Bone, Tin Can Tourists
Phone: cell 941-302-2415
What: Tin Can Tourists Fall Campout and Flea Market
Where: Camp Dearborn, 1700 General Motors Rd., Milford, Michigan
When: September 17-20, 2009
Tin Can Tourists Annual Fall Campout and Flea Market
Camp Dearborn, 1700 General Motors Rd., Milford, Michigan 48380
Park Phone: (248) 684-6000
Vintage travel-trailer enthusiasts are bringing the glory days of ‘trailering’ to Camp Dearborn. The romance of the open road is coming to the Western Oakland County.
The big RV’s often seen on Michigan highways have a venerable heritage of trailer travel in the United States, and the Tin Can Tourists are keeping it alive. The original Tin Canners blossomed about 1920, in the early days of auto travel from the North to Florida. The group took its name from the campers’ bring-along tin-can cuisine. Members sometimes fastened empty cans to the front of their Tin Lizzies to announce themselves to kindred spirits. Forrest Bone, a retired high school teacher who now splits his time between Bradenton, Florida and Camp Dearborn, renewed the TCT in 1998 as a rallying group for fans of antique travel trailers.
Members travel in rigs including a 1949 American Homecraft, full of polished wood and Art Deco curves, as well as shiny 1960s Airstreams and spiffy Scotty Sportsmans. They’ll be gathering for their Annual Gathering in Camp Dearborn from September 17-20, 2009. An Open House on Saturday September 19th will be one of the events highlights.
Owners and fans of vintage travel trailers are invited to join the group.
Contact for additional information Forrest & Jeri Bone – phone number at camp is 248-684-0393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org