VCT Magazine Issue #72
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1936 Airstream Clipper Number One
1959 Spartan Royal Manor Spartan Club
1948 Aero Flite Something Special
1960 Spartan Carousel Goes Viral!
the Illustrated Field Guide
1953 Airstream Oklahoma Cruiser
1964 Airstream Tradewind Land Yacht
The Origins of the Vintage Trailer Movement
Heffron National Park
Vintage Trailer Rallies Calendar
As we finish up this issue of the VCT magazine, it’s hard not to notice a trend: we’ve been featuring several Spartans, Airstreams, and larger bread loaf-style trailers lately. We’ve had some incredible Vagabonds, A Lutes Coach, and a Westwood, to name a few. Where are all the canned hams? Where are those charming single-axle trailers that we all love? (See the ad on the bottom of the facing page.)
That’s where you come in! We’re on the lookout for those hidden gems—the Aristocrats, Terrys, and Aljos that have been given a new lease on life through your restoration efforts. Have you put your spin on a single-axle trailer that hasn’t graced our pages yet? We want to hear from you!
Our first vintage trailer flip was a Shasta Lo Flyte. We did so well on it that we thought we were going to be rich! Our $500 investment sold for $3,500 on eBay. Our next several restorations were Lo Liners. We built several of them in turquoise and black and white checker 1950s diner style. They were selling as fast as we could build them. The most we may have gotten for them back then was $5,000. It was fun, but we soon realized it was a lot of work restoring them and eventually just settled into restoring our trailers for ourselves and, from time to time, thinning the herd as needed.
Please share your original or updated restorations with us, along with a peek into your vintage journey, your favorite campsite memories, and the upgrades and improvements that make your trailer unique. Your story could be featured on our blog or even on the pages of the VCT magazine, so don’t hesitate to share!
Send us your stories and high-resolution images, and let’s celebrate the diverse tapestry of vintage trailer camping together. Thank you for being part of our community—we couldn’t do it without you.
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