Where did the iconic Airstream Bambi get it’s name?

1961 Aistream Curbside back

The answer is probably not what you might have thought. The Airstream Bambi got it’s name in Africa! Wait, what? According to the Airstream company: The first 16-foot, single-axle Airstream travel trailer was created in 1961. It earned the “Bambi” nickname on the famous Cape Town to Cairo Airstream caravan through Africa, led by Airstream… Continue reading Where did the iconic Airstream Bambi get it’s name?

2018 George Ohr Fest Camper Rally

Art, Community, Food, and Vintage! Join the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art for Cruisin’ the Coast! We will be presenting a two-day vintage camper rally along side the 2018 George Ohr Fest. Festivities will include great local food, bonfires, a community art project, art vendors, local craft beer and micro-brews, and of course, a great spot… Continue reading 2018 George Ohr Fest Camper Rally

Vintage Trailer Camp Out – Chilliwack, B.C.

Join other vintage trailer enthusiasts June 23/24 for Fortins Village Classic Car Show – with a special section to set up, display AND camp-out on June 23. Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley, just a short 30 minute drive from the Sumas, Washington border crossing. Tags: airstream, Mid-Century, Tin Can Tourists, Trailer Rally

Vintage Airstream Southeast Rally

If you have a vintage Airstream, Argosy, Byam Holiday or Curtis Wright please join in Daytona Beach, Florida in May. This is also a joint rally with the Florida Airstream Club, so come-one, come-all! The entire program is listed at www.vintageairstreamclub.com/events. So register early. Site and rally fees will be collected upon arrival. Tags: airstream

Ozark Vintage Trailer Rally

A chance to meet others, mingle, relax, share ideas with others into Tin Cans we call our home away from home!. But also to show off your vintage Trailer or motorhome to others in lovely Eureka Springs ArkansasI This is just in time for the great fall colors! Lots to do and see or stay… Continue reading Ozark Vintage Trailer Rally

Argosy/Airstream Window Covers

Hornsby Canvas has come out with a new product that should make vintage Airstream and Argosy trailer owners pretty happy. They just started making Padded Window Covers (Rock Guards) for Argosy/Airstreams. It’s not exactly for restoration but it’s certainly for protection. They are located in Tillsonburg, Ontario and certainly ship. Their covers are manufactured using Sunbrella®… Continue reading Argosy/Airstream Window Covers

Build Your Own Micro-Sized Airstream Bicycle Camper

For some, camping’s all about the sleeping in the great outdoors, for others, it’s about creating ridiculous structures to sleep inside. If you’re a fan of the latter, DIYer Paul Elkins built a tiny camper you can pull with a bicycle. The design here uses a bunch of old political campaign signs, some pine boards,… Continue reading Build Your Own Micro-Sized Airstream Bicycle Camper

Regional Representatives

Terry and Michelle Bone: Royal Tin Can Openers The second generation of the Bone’s are proud represent the Tin Can Tourists. We recently retired and live in Michigan and we camp as much as we can in the surrounding states. We’ve been part of the TCT club since 1998 when the club was renewed and… Continue reading Regional Representatives

Restoration Resources

The goal of this page is to highlight resources that can assist anyone who is in the middle or about to embark on a vintage trailer restoration project. This is not for the faint of heart and you might need some help, even if you are handy with the hammer. If you have a resource… Continue reading Restoration Resources

Other Websites we like

Blogs http://www.shanatheshasta.com – Shana is a 1958 red Shasta Airflyte Deluxe. This site chronicles her restoration and adventures with the family that adopted her. Mobile Home Living: A great blog that features vintage mobile homes, advertising and literature on both vintage and modern mobile homes. Facebook Groups https://www.facebook.com/1961ReissuedShastaAirflyte/ – A place to post reissues for sale and… Continue reading Other Websites we like

Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Winter Convention

Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Winter Convention February 23rd 2014 Brooksville, FL – Panama City, FL I woke up quite early this morning, probably a bit anxious to get on the road and head home, hoping to have no trouble on the way home unlike on our trip down. I started to pack up most of… Continue reading Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Winter Convention

Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Winter Convention

Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Winter Convention February 22nd 2014 Brooksville, FL Woke up this morning to a few dark clouds and a heavy fog, but there was the promise of clearing skies and warm weather to come quickly. I made my way over to the pavilion where we all had donuts/pastries and coffee for breakfast.… Continue reading Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Winter Convention

Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Winter Convention

Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Winter Convention February 21st 2014 Brooksville, FL I slept very well last night after such a long day of travel and roadside tire problem on the way down. The rest of the family slept in, but I went ahead and got up for breakfast at the pavilion to see everyone who… Continue reading Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Winter Convention

Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Winter Convention

Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Winter Convention February 20th 2014 Panama City, FL – Brooksville, FL I spent all day yesterday packing all the vintage trailer parts and antiques that I want to bring for the flea market on Saturday at the TCT Rally. Since I am not bringing a vintage trailer this time I may… Continue reading Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Winter Convention

Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Chautauqua Rally in DeFuniak Springs FL

Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Chautauqua Rally January 26th 2014 DeFuniak Springs, FL – Panama City, FL Last night must have been a bit warmer as I had to get up and turn the heat down during the night as it started to get a little too warm in the trailer. Still was a bit cool… Continue reading Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Chautauqua Rally in DeFuniak Springs FL

Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Chautauqua Rally in DeFuniak Springs FL

Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Chautauqua Rally January 25th 2014 DeFuniak Springs, FL Slept very well last night and stayed quite warm as last night was not as cold as the last few nights. In fact there were a few times I almost got hot last night, of course the heater was on full blast! As… Continue reading Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Chautauqua Rally in DeFuniak Springs FL

Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Chautauqua Rally in DeFuniak Springs FL

Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Chautauqua Rally January 24th 2014 DeFuniak Springs, FL Up bright and early this morning before my alarm went off thanks to the 5:00 am Train passing right behind my trailer! But I needed to get up early anyway to get the coffee started for everyone as it is very cold this… Continue reading Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Chautauqua Rally in DeFuniak Springs FL

Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Chautauqua Rally In Defuniak Springs FL

Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Chautauqua Rally January 23rd 2014 Panama City FL-DeFuniak Springs, FL I spent most of yesterday packing my Spartanette and getting ready to head out of town for the TCT DeFuniak Springs FL Rally. I have been watching the weather nervously as it has been changing every day for the extended forecast… Continue reading Tin Can Tourists’ 2014 Chautauqua Rally In Defuniak Springs FL

TCT Florida Homecoming Rally 2011

Estero, Fl  November 9, 2011 Time again for the Florida Homecoming Rally down in Estero Florida at the Koreshan State Historic Site. So after a full 10 hour work day today I headed straight home to hook up my 1950 Spartanette to my truck and head south! By the time I made it home and… Continue reading TCT Florida Homecoming Rally 2011

2004 Airstream Bambi International CCD For Sale

Due to health problems, a TCT member has this for sale on EBAY. I thought a member might be interested. 2004 Airstream Bambi International CCD – 16′ FOR SALE on EBay #300383124540 Excellent exterior condition, no dings. 6,000 miles. Smoke & pet free. Original owner. Beautifully customized to be towed behind a show truck to… Continue reading 2004 Airstream Bambi International CCD For Sale

Alumapalooza 2010

Hi Forrest I’d like to invite all TCT members to join us in Jackson Center Ohio, at the Airstream factory, for Alumapalooza 2010.  The dates are June 1-6. Although we expect the event to be attended largely by Airstream owners, all makes of trailers are welcome!  The program will include five days of seminars on… Continue reading Alumapalooza 2010

Wade F. B. Thompson, Who Rebuilt Airstream Brand, Dies at 69

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/19/business/19thompson.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&hpw=&adxnnlx=1258635824-UohlxwAj3e/G/2rpuYa9Ng Wade F. B. Thompson, who revived the beloved Airstream brand of travel trailers and led a campaign to renovate the historic Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan, died on Nov. 12 at his home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He was 69. Tags: airstream