Introducing our new Michigan TCT representatives

The Tin Can Tourists are very grateful to Ron Baumgarten and Shannon Rozell for supporting and growing the club in Michigan. Ron said they both have been very busy the last couple years but plan to continue hosting a couple events as they star to shift their attention towards retirement. Good luck to them and best wishes!

The Tin Can Tourists are proud to announcement the new Michigan representatives, Kirk & Beth Olmsted! The Olmsted’s have been active with the club for years and have supported the major rallies in Michigan. Let’s welcome them in their new roles!

Kirk & Beth Olmsted – Michigan State Representatives

Email: wagongirl@gmail.com

Hello, we are Kirk and Beth Olmsted, and we are very excited and extremely honored to serve as Michigan Representatives for the Tin Can Tourists. 

Our TCT journey began in May of 2003 when we attended the Spring Rally in Milford, Michigan as spectators. We had heard of an open house of vintage trailers near us and decided
to check it out for ourselves. Already having a passion for vintage cars, motorcycles, furniture, and design, it was a great experience to see all the creativity that people put into their rigs. We knew right away that these were our kind of folks. When we attended that rally, we toured many trailers, discovered the many sizes and types of trailers we liked, and made lifelong friends. We planned to get a trailer in the next 5 years. But one month later, we hastily installed a trailer hitch on a Ford Explorer Sport and drove to Pennsylvania to pull home our first trailer. It was a 1967 Airstream Globetrotter, and that fall we attended our first TCT rally. It did not take us long to realize we had no idea what we were doing, but with each other’s help, and the many years of wisdom shared with us from our new TCT family, we learned how to RV safely and have fun camping!

Since then, we discovered and shared the joys of rescuing vintage RVs. We have renovated a 1967 20’Airsteam Globetrotter, 1976 26’ Revcon motor home, 1964 24’ Avion Holiday and currently travel with our recently restored 1989 Avion 30P. We have attended many TCT and Silver Avion Fellowship (SAF) rallies, traveled on four TCT Caravans: Route 6 (2010), Route 40 (2012), The Super Dooper Yooper Looper (2015), and the Centennial Celebration (2019), and have been blessed with many years of camping in our vintage rigs with our TCT family.  

Outside of the TCT world we enjoy all things old, from our Mid-Century Modern home, vintage cars, and motorcycles. We also have our newer 3 wheeled unique vehicles (a Ural Retro and a Morgan) that have that vintage feel. No matter the vehicle, “We love to go a traveling”!

As we learn the “ropes” as your TCT Michigan representatives, we look forward helping new and current members as well as meeting more fine vintage RV enthusiasts here in The Enchanted Mitten and across the world!

All our best,
Kirk and Beth Olmsted

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