VCT Magazine Issue #63
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Your Subscription to the VCT Magazine Includes:
- Digital access to the magazine.
- 20% Discount on classified ads on the Vintage Camper Trailers classifieds website.
- $20 off of Trailerfest rallies.
- 1947 Aero Flite Step Back in Time
- 1947 Aero Flite 1/48 Scale Diroma
- Trail True Slimp Wheel Vintage Ad
- 1947 Mainline Vintage Shabby Rose
- 1962 Worlds Fair Aloha Trailer Roundup
- Glamperfest Vintage Trailer Rally
- Cool Trailers & Hot Cars
- 1945 Luxor and Bandit
- Shouting FIRE! Shop Safety
- Heat Bending Aluminum (How-to)
- The American Road Trip Changes Over Time
- 1965 Boles Aero Coming Full Circle
- 1977 Cardinal Restoration with Bitchin’ Friends
- The USA Rally Calendar
- Vintage Trailer Park Postcards
- Classified Ads
Vintage trailer restoration is all about returning something old to its former condition. What about taking something new and making it look vintage? Many trailer rebuilds go beyond simply taking trailers back to “original” condition and incorporating modern amenities and features. Having those updates blend (or be hidden) within the walls of an otherwise traditional restoration is an art. We want to share some of these ideas in the next issue. Have you disguised a new TV or fridge with a vintage-looking facade? Have you hidden an AC unit or created additional storage areas or even a toilet room in a creative way, not originally a part of the trailer? Please share your ideas, projects, and how-tos with the VCT Mag for the next issue.
The Aero Flite on the cover has a Slimp wheel dolly which may not be familiar to everyone. I found an ad in a 1940s magazine that shows a Slimp wheel and included it on page 13. Does your trailer have a vintage Slimp wheel-style wheel? Please share what you’ve got with us! I love looking through my collection of vintage literature and also included a couple of old postcards from the period on page 46.
I appreciate all of the great photos submitted for our annual VCT calendar. This year’s calendar will be available in September. Check our website’s “Camp Store” to get your copies for holiday gift giving. We are sure you will notice our tweaks to improve the piece’s quality this year. We appreciate your support and we’ll see you campin!