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VAC National and Region Rallies, Caravans

May 17 – 21, 2018:  VAC Region 3 Southeast Rally and Florida Airstream Club Rally, International RV Park and Campground, Daytona Beach, Florida: internationalrvdaytona.com.  To register online and make your campsite reservations, click HERE.  Do not contact the campground.  To download a registration form for mailing, click RallyRegistration.  Full hookup is $45 per night including tax.   Rally fee is $20 per person and will be collected when you arrive.  We are excited to announce that this Rally will be a joint rally with the Florida Airstream Club.  Rally hosts are Larry and Linda Scovotto, VAC Region 3 Representatives.  For more information, contact Larry Scovotto at vacregion3@vintageairstreamclub.com

Preliminary Program:
Wednesday May 16 – early arrivals, happy hour

Thursday May 17 – arrivals, 9-12 & 3-7 pickup packets, happy hour, pot-luck dinner
Friday May 18  
     8am – 9am – Breakfast – sponsored by JD Sanders RV 

     9:30am – 11:30 am – Program, presented by Greg Williams of Classic Coach Works.
Renovations – whether if it’s brand new or 81 years old, Greg will show you the many options of renovating your motorhome or trailer. Questions about plumbing, electrical and electronics will be answered too.  
     12pm – Lunch on your own
     4pm – Happy Hour
     Dinner on Your Own
Saturday May 19 
     8am – 9am – Breakfast – sponsored by JD Sanders RV 
     12pm – 3pm – Open House, Flea Market and Best of Rally Competition
     4pm – Happy Hour
     6pm – Dinner – sponsored by campground and entertainment

Sunday May 20
     8am – continental breakfast
     After noon free 
     4pm – Happy Hour
     6pm – Dinner
Monday May 21 – Departure

Special thanks to our Sponsors:
Classic Coach Works, Ormond Beach Florida
International RV Park and Campground, Daytona Beach, Florida
JD Sanders RV, Alachua (Gainesville), Florida – North Florida’s Premier Airstream Dealer
Vintage Trailer Supply – door prizes and give-a-ways

June 13 – 21, 2018: VAC Caravan (VAC Number U-47), Baker City, OR to Salem, OR – 25th Anniversary of the WBCCI Vintage Airstream Club.

The Caravan will encourage strumming & picking along the way. It begins in Baker City & ends at the VAC Rendezvous two days before the Vintage Parade on Saturday, June 23rd. 

Starting in Northeast Oregon for two days at Mt. View RV Park in Baker City, (Wally Byam’s birth place) visiting Wally’s Museum & the Oregon Trail Museum. We travel through fields & canyons of wheat & ranch land to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, on to the Wilson Guest Ranch for a BBQ & cowboy music staying the night.

Next, down to the Columbia to Hood River, camping at the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum. Going South from there by way of Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, to Bend for two days at the J-Bar-J Ranch for the Bend Classic VAC Music Rally, which will be open to VAC & all WBCCI camping & local non camping toe tappers & pickers. 

Starting the second segment in Bend with an Open House & BBQ at FlyteCamp, we drive to Crescent Lake Hoodoo USFS Group Campground that brings us to the Free Emigrant Road leading to Eugene. Going North again into the Cascade Range through Westfir, we stay at Belknap Hot Springs Resort on the McKenzie River before our last days drive into Salem to meet up with the VAC Rendezvous at Powerland Heritage Park in Brooks Oregon. 

The Caravan is in 2 segments:  Baker City to Bend (June 13-17), Bend to Salem (June 18-22). Both segments together have priority. Maximum number of rigs on the Caravan is 15. Sign up is in order of a $200.00 deposit, refundable before 1 March & applied to the Caravan kitty of $470.00 per rig, due 1 April. Kitty Fee is $270.00 for camping & $200.00 for 3 camp meals & 3 catered meals.

Caravan Leaders: Questions to: Paul Drag, pdrag1933@gmail.com . . . (949) 677-7512, Dal Smilie, dalsmilie@aol.com . . . (406) 461-3714

Send checks to: Shirley Bollinger, PO Box 99, Sutter Creek, Ca 95685,  moondogranch@me.com

June 17 – 20, 2018: BEND CLASSIC RALLY, 25th Anniversary VAC RALLY
Campers pulling out by the morning of June 20th.  It will be held on the J Bar J Youth Ranch at 62895 Hanby Road, Bend, OR 97701. Fees are $25 per night the proceeds of which go to the Youth Ranch, a not-for-profit charitable organization.  
 There is limited water and 110 electric available but there will be porta potties, so consider this as dry camping. Propane fires only!! The ranch is on a paved road and about 3 miles from the center of town.
The Rally is open to all vintage Airstreams, Argosys, Byam Holidays and Curtis Wright trailers and any other Airstreams on their way to the International Rally. It is a way point for the 2018 Baker City – Salem VAC Caravan The Bend Classic is urging all Airstreamers who play acoustic roots music to bring their instruments and play.
We expect to have some of Bend’s bluegrass/old timey music community there also. If you don’t play, come and tap your toes. Flyte Camp will host us at an open house and BBQ on June 18th. Bend has 140 restaurants, 36 micro breweries, a river running through it and lots to do.
Contact Dal Smilie, Rally Host at dalsmilie@aol.com or (406) 461-3714
VACation in Oregon!

June 20-23, 2018:  Vintage Airstream Club Rendezvous, Brooks, OR.  VACation in Oregon!

If you have a vintage Airstream, Argosy, Byam Holiday or Curtis Wright please join us at Powerland Heritage Park (antiquepowerland.com), 3995 Brooklake Rd., Salem, OR 97303 – June 20-23, 2018.  We will be dry camped behind the Northwest Vintage Car & Motorcycle Museum on the Powerland grounds.  Follow the signs or look for shiny aluminum.

While it is dry camping, there are two bathhouses on the property with showers and toilets.  Also, porta potties.  Cost is $25 per night plus an initial $15 entry to the park with unlimited egress and ingress during the Rendezvous.  There is a dump station at the Pilot Station just down the road so pump before you come!  There will be a commemorative VAC Rendezvous sticker and window placard.

The Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association Swap Meet is held on the grounds at the same time.  So, with 14 museums on the property, a working trolley, miniature trains and more, it is an action-packed location.  Entry to the museums is included in your one-time $15 fee.

The VAC will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary and the Summer Solstice, expect to have fun.  This is the endpoint for the VAC Caravan and the staging point for the police escorted VAC parade into the WBCCI International Rally 8 miles away on June 23.  The Bend Classic will end in time for attendees to make it the 115 miles to the grounds.

Expect to see the earliest (masonite sided!) Airstream, the 1936 Silver Cloud.  It is the oldest factory produced Airstream and was on the road and camping before Doc Holman’s 1935 Torpedo (built from plans).  Expect to see the oldest known Curtis Wright and one or more “Around the World Caravan” trailers.  A gathering of 50-year-old 1968 Airstreams is being planned, so bring yours and attend whether or not you are able to attend the WBCCI International Rally!

Contact VAC 1VP Dave Morrison at 1vp@vintageairstreamclub.com for further details.

WBCCI Rallies with Vintage Parking
June 23 – 30, 2018: 61st WBCCI International Convention/Rally, Salem, OR. For more information or to register visit wbcci.org