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Roadtrippin’

 

Follow a map, make a memory . . .

Here you’ll find articles that may include some scenery or vintage trailer pictures that have actually been taken “on the road” while camping along the way with one of our own vintage trailers.

Others may be from published historical vintage journals, diaries or newspapers.

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1966 ROAD TRIP IN A 1961 VW Bus

[This article appeared in Vintage Camper Trailers Magazine Vol. 8, No. 6, Issue: 46 November/ December 2019. Some pictures and captions have been added on this page. To order or subscribe to the magazine, print or digitally, go to vintagecampertrailers.com. The pictures and story may not be used without my permission . . . ]. Before It Was Vintage: 1966 ROAD TRIP IN A 1961 VW BUS This animated ce...

VINTAGE CAR! VINTAGE TRAILER! VINTAGE PEOPLE!

VINTAGE CAR!  VINTAGE TRAILER!  VINTAGE PEOPLE! Roadtripping Notes:  The journey is our destination . . . with the little car that could -- a 1937 Chrysler Airflow and a 1936 Airstream Silver Cloud Part I: It’s all about the journey. Make the most of the road you find yourself on. - unknown In a few days, we will be embarking on a three week plus roadtrip with our 1937 Chrysler Airflow towing o...

Tales Along EL CAMINO SIERRA Book & Roadtrippin'

Tales Along EL CAMINO SIERRA by David & Gayle Woodruff Copyright 2017 El Camino Sierra Publishing We often travel north on US 395 by truck and vintage trailer; because it is so historical, beautiful and captures our imaginations. This past summer, we were camped with our 1950 Westcraft vintage trailer at Lee Vining with our friends in their large motorhomes (usually there are a couple more vin...

Roadtrippin' in Lone Pine to the Silver Spur Mine 2016

This roadtrip is dedicated to vintage trailerites, Andy & Judy Bennett. The Silver Spur Mine and many other mines in the area were once claimed/owned by Andy's grandmother. We thank Andy for sharing this special location and its history, upclose and personal, with our vintage trailer group.  Andy & Judy Lone Pine is one of our favorite places to camp while in the eastern Sierras. There ar...

Roadtrip Destination: 2016 Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee

Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens] immortalized the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee in his short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". I have always been interested in attending the Calaveras County Fair because of the history surrounding it to find out what it was about and to see those famous jumping frogs (expecting it to be similar to the LA County Fair -- huge and ...

Roadtrippin' the Cerro Gordo Mining [Ghost] Town

While enjoying a weekend at the vintage trailer 3rd Annual Lone Pine Roundup in October 2015, we were already aware the area was rich with historical sites to explore such as the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, National Manzanar Historical Relocation Camp, Bishop, the Alabama Hills, Laws Railroad Museum and more . . . Many in the group have wanted to explore the old Mining Camp Town of Cerro Gord...

Roadtrippin' the Ridge Route

Well . . . u-m-m-m . . .this section is primarily purposed to include roadtrips taken with our vintage trailer; but, this 40 minute trip from our house in our daily-use vehicle just has to be shared. We have always wanted to drive the Ridge Route through the Tehachapi and San Gabriel Mountains, but portions of it have been closed for a number of years. We weren’t even sure if it was worth our time...

6th Annual Buellton Bash 2015

6th Annual Buellton Vintage Trailer Bash 2015 September 25 - 27 175 vintage trailers with their occupants converged on the Danish Hamlet of Buellton, California to show and share their retro-vintage trailers, vehicles and accessories at the Flying Flags RV Park on Friday, September 25th. There is so much to do in the area — the Danish town of Solvang is nearby as well as a casino and wineries. In ...

Golden Village Palms 1st Annual Vintage Trailers and Campers Classic Show

Golden Village Palms RV Resort Hemet, California April 29 - May 3, 2015 Dave & Karen's 1955 Aljoa Talk about a really, really well planned, phenomenal first time show rally! Michael Carle, general manager, took it upon himself and staff to put on their very first vintage trailer rally. They already knew the “show ropes” due to their past car shows and resort events. Michael had been wanting to...

1st Desert Adventure Vintage Trailer Camp in JT

  April 10 - 12, 2015 “undisclosed location” What an entertaining, social event! Wagon masters Larrie & Lynn Follstad were excited to host this hippie themed, desert adventure vintage trailer rally in Joshua Tree located in the beautiful Morongo Basin. Since 1947, this camping site has raised money through its weekly and annual events to help worthy causes in that area. There are 74 sites wit...

Vintage Trailer Rally 2015 Sampling

Robert & Teena's 1959 Oasis  Whether small, medium or large in size, there's a multitude of rallies to choose from throughout the year. Small means really close up and personal with like trailerites; medium means significant networking with like interests filled with a sprinkling of newcomers and general public; and large is usually defined in terms of being more of a show with not much time t...

Being a Camp Comfyite and a Trailerite!

Camp Comfort * April 16 - 19, 2015 How can you be a comfyite and a trailerite? Simple, bring your vintage trailer, fun-loving self and attend the Ojai mini-group at Camp Comfort in Ojai, California which only accommodates 14 trailers with the fifteenth site being taken by the resident camp host. You must come prepared to howl with laughter, feelings of affection for your fellow trailerites, love y...

Daytona Trip 2012

Vintage Trailer Trekking Destination: Vintage Trailer Village -- Daytona Speedway, Florida In October 2012, after traveling 6,500 miles and using 905 gallons of premium gas, we made it home with our 1938 REO truck, 1950 Westcraft Pullman trailer and 1917 King canoe without breaking down in either direction. Chuck often drives the modified REO around town but the thought of driving it and the trail...