VCT Magazine Issue #48
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In this Issue:
- 1946 Spartan Manor by Flyte Camp
- 1977 Serro Scotty Sportsman "Jane"
- Win a Weekend stay for 2 at the Pond
- 1959 Taylor Dunn Trident Golf Cart
- 1964 Fireball Meteor "Derel"
- 1973 Shasta Glamper
- Vintage Trailers That Never Were
- Towing Vintage with Vintage
- 1950 Westcraft Capistrano "Calypso"
- 1955 Shasta Before They Were Vintage
- Canadian Camper Manufacturer
- Missouri Loves Company Route 66
- Skokey Bear is 75 Years Old
- Insurance Quote to Coverage
- USA Rally Calendar
Ever since I was a kid, I've liked old cars. I hung around people that liked old cars and have always enjoyed car shows. I remember listening to my mom's collection of 45s from the 50s/60s and thinking what a great time that must have been to grow up. My mom valued the past and hung on to photos and other things that reminded her of her family and the experiences she had living life.
When I discovered vintage trailers a dozen or so years ago, I was mesmerized. Where had these works of art been all my life? When we first started going to rallies, it was almost surreal. I was surrounded by all of the things that reminded me of my childhood. Not so much the period I grew up in (the 70s/80s) but my memories of the period my parents experienced. My idyllic vision of a world of Hot Rods, blue jeans, and poodle skirts had come to life at a rally. Like-minded people that weren't afraid to strut about in a Hawaiian shirt, or a Chenille bathrobe, or slick their hair back like Elvis were everywhere. I can remember telling Caroline, "I found my people." A phrase I have since heard uttered by others who have come to the same realization.
My mom made a point to come to the rallies and relive the past with us. I'm sure I got my passion/respect for the past from her. To this day, I still enjoy the cars, the trailers, the stuff, and "my people" at the events and rallies we attend. We appreciate the music, fashion, and destinations we have been able to experience being immersed in the vintage world. We wanted a central place to find these types of events but we weren't able to find one.
Eight years ago, (motivated by mom's passing) we started the Vintage Camper Trailers Magazine to unite the trailer world with a calendar of rallies. Now we are launching a new website to bring ALL of the events that celebrate America's past together. If you are like us, you want to know where car shows, music festivals, and other period events are happening.
Post your events for FREE on www.periodevents.com and help us build this platform. There is a venue section for locations that can accommodate period events and a tab for destinations where we can relive the past. The Vintage Trailers Field Guide book contains photos and drawings of many of the popular models you will see at rallies.
By Paul Lacitinola