VCT Magazine Issue #19
In this issue:
- Vintage RV’ing is a Family Tradition
- Restoring a 1965 Airstream Globetrotter
- Vintage American Road Trip in a Lil Loafer
- 1955 Spartan Manor
- 1947 Westwood Coronado
- Modernism Week-Palm Springs, CA
- “Tramper Trailer” inspired by Le Chabanais
- Maiden Voyage - 1959 Shasta
- Submitted by Vintage Camper Trailers Subscribers
- Murphy Auto Museum
- Ocean Mesa, CA
- Cloverdale, CA
- Upcoming Rallies Calendar
- Win a truck, trailer and scooter for $5
- How to Measure: Cushions When Purchasing Fabric
The Vintage Camper Trailers Magazine began as a tabloid on newsprint in May of 2012. This issue is the first of issue our 4th year. Because of the support of so many in the hobby, the publication has grown into a full color glossy magazine. Issue #15 was our first glossy copy and was intended to be a “Special Edition”. The response to that issue was so positive, that we decided to stick with the glossy format. Over the next few issues our subscription base grew rapidly and we learned more about the magazine business. That growth stretched the limits of the printer that we started with, and this is our first magazine from our new printer. We think you will find the images crisp and clear.
Why is a print magazine flourishing with Facebook, Instagram, Pintrest and the web so popular? Our subscribers tell us that they still enjoy magazines. Something that they can carry under their arm and read anywhere without having to be connected. Our advertisers understand that print ads have longevity. Electronic ads only last as long as you continue to pay, but print ads are referred back to for years by readers that keep magazines as reference tools. Most of us are blowing through pictures on the internet but seldom are we engaged in an article online like we are as we are relaxing in the woods with a good read.
I was recently with a group of friends (pre-war V-8 Ford club) on a run with our cars. The topic of the demise of some of the cool old car magazines came up. The general consensus of the group was that we have almost become immune to images online but it is still cool to see your car in a magazine. A magazine is something you can keep forever. In five years will you be able to find that really cool pic on Facebook? The social media aspect of the hobby is fun but I would hate to see it replace the printed documentation of all of these great rides and tows.
A professional photographer told me that because of digital photography we are the most photographed generation. He went on to say that unfortunately in 10 years most of the images will be lost. Because of digital photography we don’t print anything, and digital photos are lost because of crashes and damaged devices.
We want to preserve these memories of Americana with this magazine. We enjoy putting it together and appreciate your continued support.