Backus Event Press Release

Title:  International Tin Can Tourists Vintage Trailer and R.V. Show

Date:  Saturday July 30 and Sunday July 31, 2011

Time:  as previously published in the Calendar of Events:  Saturday 10am – 4 pm / Sunday 10 am – 1 pm   (at the meeting we had discussed an 11am start time, but this will need to be amended to be consistent with the times already posted  in the Calendar of Events)

The highlight of the weekend will be the unveiling of the 1919 Adams Motor Bungalow that Backus Heritage Conservation Area has in its collection displayed in the in the 1967 Centennial Museum.

The Organization was established in 1919 and will have units attending this Backus Event from the 1920’s up to the 1960’s.

It is estimated that there will be a minimum of 15 – 20 units in attendance of vintage cars pulling vintage camping trailers.  The majority of the participants attending the event will be from the U.S. States of Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio.

A presentation will be held on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm with a talk and demonstration displaying antique camping paraphernalia.  This display will be exhibited throughout the weekend, with approximately an hour long talk beginning at 1:00pm on Saturday

The weekend will begin with a convoy of the caravans parading through downtown Port Rowan announcing their arrival at approximately 4:00 pm on Friday July 29th where they will proceed to their camping spot for the weekend at Backus Heritage Village where they will be setting up camp until Sunday afternoon.

All vintage vehicles will be offered free day use admission into the park that weekend; the Tin Can Tourists are hoping to attract visitors owning vintage vehicles from near and far to bring them to the village for the weekend giving a warm Canadian welcome to all of the American travellers

A private tour of the Heritage Village for the members of the Club will be arranged Saturday morning at approximately 9:00 – 9:30 am

Members have asked to use Aunt Erie’s Kitchen as a communal area to eat their breakfasts – all meals will be made in their own facilities and brought to the restaurant as a gathering place

Members of the Club will be attending the Heritage Hoedown barn dance on Saturday evening from 7:00- 10:00 pm.

A link to photos of some of the caravans attending other events is

Forrest and Jeri Bone

Tin Can Tourists

1700 General Motors Road

Milford, Michigan 48380

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