May 1, 2016 — For Immediate Release:
Vintage Trailer Club Rolls into Camp Dearborn, Milford Michigan!
The TIN CAN TOURISTS (TCT) vintage trailer and motor coach club has chosen the Camp Dearborn in the Milford/Brighton area as the site of its 2016 Annual Gathering. This historic club, once the domain of travelers in the early 1920’s who drove Model T Fords and tented along the sides of Florida’s two-lane roads, represents the very beginnings of our nation’s $13-billion dollar recreational vehicle industry.
Now in its 97th year, the club will feature an open house for the public on Saturday, May 21st, from 11 am to 3 pm at Camp Dearborn, 1700 General Motors Road. “Our tour of vintage campers is a reminder of a simpler time and place,” said Forrest Bone, the club’s Royal Chief. “Our members are eager to display their own personal campers and motor coaches, ranging in age from the 1930’s to the 1970’s. Each one is a beautiful example of America’s love affair with the emerging concept of leisure time, family recreation, and freedom on the open road”.
“Whether it’s an Airstream, an Airfloat, an Ace, or an Aristocrat, our members absolutely love showing off their trailers”, said TCT member Alex Alexander from DeFuniak Springs, Florida. “During the tour, many of us display vintage luggage, camping items, tools, and appliances along with our campers. There are also lots of classic tow vehicles on display, often triggering nostalgic memories of past family holidays.”
Approximately 200 vintage trailers and coaches can be toured during this one-day event. It’s well worth the drive to see these adorable vintage campers and meet the people who have lovingly restored them to be usable, beautiful and fit their needs. But be forewarned, visitors may leave this event with a firm urge to start searching for their own piece of vintage camping history!
The Tin Can Tourists Open House is open to the public on Saturday May 21st, from 11 am to 3 pm. There is an entrance fee to Camp Dearborn.
Contact: Forrest Bone, TCT Royal Chief