The Tin Can Tourists Vintage Village at the Fleetwood Country Cruise In 2015


Ingredients: perfect weather, great friends old and new, awesome vintage rigs and 40 acres of classic cars.  sprinkle in a host of celebrities and place on a picturesque private estate and there you have it a recipe for a perfect TCT weekend! 
On the first weekend in June TCT members from the USA and Canada gathered at the home of Mr. Steve Plunkett to once again create the TCT Vintage Village, a cross section of some of the most interesting and rare trailers in our club.  We were also able to create a display of Airstream across the decades with an Airstream trailer present from the 1950s and decade by decade to the present top of the line Eddie Bauer model.  The weekend was made that much more comfortable with the help of Andy and Kirk Thompson, owners of Can Am RV, who graciously supplied us with a huge, new fifth wheel trailer for our Hospitality trailer.  We used this for hot showers and as a food prep area.  My wife Tina was again, vintage hostess with the mostess and kept us fueled with coffee and continental breakfasts and lunch on Sunday.  We had campfires, a catered dinner brought in to our camp and a trip to a great local buffet during our time together.  I guarantee no one went hungry.  We were greeted by a very enthusiastic audience that was happy to see a group of vintage trailers in the midst of the 5000 plus collector cars that were present.  If you thought you needed more fun than that there were always the Amphicar rides and the Helicopter rides.  Steve Plunkett’s 21M dollar collection of rare Cadillacs is housed in two huge buildings on site and that alone was worth the price of admission.  Of course you had to take the time to see the square dancing tractors, the pinstripers, the dozens of vendors and the celebrity guests.  Car gurus George Barris and Gene Winfield worked all weekend signing autographs and the high light for many was the cast reunion of the Dukes of Hazzard.  Bo and Luke along with the long arm of the law were there for photos and autographs as well.  There really was enough to do at this event to keep you busy for a week!
Our long distance award of a NUMA propane tester valued at a hundred bucks went to Don and Dawn Hoeh of East Aurora, NY who once again made the trip in their one of a kind completely open 1950’s sports car and tent trailer.  I hope they made it home this year without any rain!  Forrest and Jeri Bone attended this year and it was great to see Ken Hindley back with his impressive rig.
Thank you so much to those who attended.  Although we had a little less space than last year, it did give a little bit more intimacy to our Vintage Village.  Tina and myself had a great time and we couldn’t ask for a nice bunch of “happy campers” to spend the weekend with.  See you down the road.
your hosts, Michael and Tina Lambert

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