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2022 Events


Fiesta Time in Arizona Rally
March 9-13, 2022

Vintage Airstream Club Members:
Ken Johansen, President of the Region 11 Airstream Club (ACI), is inviting Vintage Airstream Club (VAC) members from across the USA and Canada to its Fiesta Time in Arizona Rally. The dates are March 9th to March 13th, 2022. The rally will be held at the Pinal County Fairgrounds and Event Center near Casa Grande, AZ.

This Fiesta will include a mariachi band, a rock and roll band, and a classically trained musician who is also a storyteller for evening entertainment. Breakfast will available each morning. Dinner menus are still being developed, but tacos will be available while the mariachi band is performing. Daytime activities will include presentations on tire and battery choices, a demonstration on backing safely and changing a tire correctly, propane and hitch safety, and a field trip to Airstream of Chandler, now the largest Airstream dealer in the world. Have you read a book about the Casa Grande area? Bring it to the rally book discussion session. Do you want to host a caravan? You can find out how by going to that breakout session.

Luke Bernander and Rodney Sly will be making presentations that relate to trailer safety. Luke will also bring his dents-out equipment for those who want their dents to disappear.

This rally will provide opportunities for entertainment and education while enjoying special food, and most important, a place to meet new friends and visit with longtime friends.

While here in central Arizona, consider visiting one our nearby Sky Islands, Mount Lemon. Sky Islands are a unique geological structure that are found in very few places in the world. Climb up a lava flow, Picacho Peak, also a unique geologic structure. Stop at the Benson Visitor Center just off I-10 east of Tucson and ask for information on things to see and do in Cochise County, a county larger than Rhode Island and Connecticut combined.

Visiting Arizona in March 2022 is a wonderful opportunity to go to a well-planned Airstream rally that is not only welcoming vintage Airstreams but featuring vintage with special parking. It is also the first annual Southwest Vintage Airstream Rally, and it is a wonderful time of year to enjoy Arizona.

Lisa Sly, Vintage Airstream Club president, will be present. She is always interested in learning about how each member feels about VAC and hearing suggestions for improvement.

To register for the rally, go to the Region 11 website (link below). The maximum trailer capacity for this event is 125. Be in one those trailers!

https://airstreamclub.org/2022-region-11-rally-fiesta-time

Bob Doster
Region 11 Rep VAC


May 19-22. 2022
North East VAC Rally

We are pleased to announce the North East VAC Rally at the Harrington, Delaware fairgrounds May 19-22, 2022 in conjunction with Region 2.

There will be VAC east coast Rendezvous (May 17/ 18, 2022) prior to the VAC rally. More details to follow.

Please mark your calendar. If you have any questions contact Ed Valentin at edwardva@outlook.com


June 2-5, 2022
Region 11 VAC Returns to Dolores, Colorado

The Region11 VAC will be joining the Arizona Airstream Club for a joint Rally in Dolores, Colorado. Located in Southwest Colorado, Dolores River Campgrounds is a central location for Region 11 members and is located approximately 8 miles northwest of Cortez on State Route 145.

Most campsites have full hookups and are conveniently located around the dinning and kitchen area.

The Dolores River runs by the edge of the campground and the Dolores RiverFest is tentatively scheduled to be held during our Rally.

The tentative schedule has VAC presentations on Friday. The presentation theme will continue from
last year’s rally Repair, Restore or Rebuild. Bill Fisher will present Packing Wheel Bearings. Pat McDowell will discuss Evaluation of the Electrical System in a vintage trailer. Rodney Sly will present Frames, Axles and Wheels. Amy Van Artsdalen will demonstrate Cooking with an Instant Pot in Your Trailer.

There will be a short VAC meeting on Saturday followed by open doors and a flea market.

The hosts for this Rally are Mike and Gail McBurney from the Arizona Airstream Club and Kandi Smith from the VAC. Other events will include Opening Evening, Meet and Greets and Saturday Night’s Way Out West Banquet.

Call the Dolores River Campgrounds to reserve a site and then go to the Arizona Airstream Club’s Website to register for the Rally.

Because there is so much to see and do in the area many campers will want to come early to the rally and/or stay late!


Annual VAC Rendezvous
July 20-21, 2022
Sandwich, New Hampshire

Details on the Rendezvous can be found HERE


2021 Events


Vintage Airstream Club
GEORGIA “mini” RALLY
December 3rd & 4th, 2021

All VAC members and WBCCI members, Including friends with other brands (SOB’s)
are invited to this fun filled GA mini rally.

Schedule of Events:

Fri: 4:00 Check-in & Registration
      6:00 Welcome & Happy Hour around the Community Fire Pit including “Wings Things” – BYOB
Sat: 9:00 Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
     10:00 Disc Golf Or Ball Golf OR
     10:00 Sight Seeing in Sumter County & Americus
       6:00 Baked Potato Bar – BYOB
Sun: 11:00 Depart

No Rally Fee – All activities are complimentary. (Rented golf carts are extra.)
Call the campground to make your reservation and make mention you are with VAC.

FHU Pull Thru Sites are $35/night. Call to make a reservation.

Americus KOA Journey at Brickyard Golf Club
Americus, GA
800-562-5805


VACmidwest – VAC Region 8 Spring Rally – Dates: May 6-9, 2021
Vintage Airstream Club of the Wally Byam Airstream Club

Hosted by Tom and Shirley Herron
Lacey Keosauqua State Park
Photos – https://www.iowadnr.gov/Places-to-Go/State-Parks/Iowa-State-Parks/Lacey-Keosauqua-State-Park

The window for booking a campsite opens Feb 5th

We will be trying for sites 5 thru 29 area. https://iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/laceykeosauqua-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=IA&parkId=610103

This is the current link to book a campsite.
In the area is the Historic Villages of Van Buren   https://villagesofvanburen.com/
Including the famous Dutchman’s Store in Cantril, IA    https://www.dutchmansstore.com/

Or drive to Rutledge Mo for an outside flea market   https://www.facebook.com/rutledgefleamarket/

The park itself has hiking, the lake allows for paddle or electric motor boats
Native American burial mounds can me see from the Woodland Culture Overlook (over the Des Moines River)

Please contact Shirley and let her know your site number!
For additional info or questions contact Herrons13007@gmail.com or Tom 515-988-4950.
Booking a campsite – opens Feb 5th

We will follow current recommendations for social distancing and masks

Don’t give up on the Tulip Rally!!!

Tom & Shirley will VACmidwest Tulip Rally in the future, when events reopen (some closures for 2021), campsite improvement-construction is complete, and we can truly enjoy this special event!

Lacey-Keosauqua State Park, DNR Map Campground Lacey-Keosauqua State Park, DNR Map


Arizona Dolores River Campground Rally, VAC Region 11 Rally
June 3-6, 2021 Colorado

The Arizona Airstream Club is having a Rally at the Deloris River Campground on June 3rd thru June 6th. Vintage campers are invited to attend this Rally in south west Colorado. This then will also be a Region 11 VAC Rally. This Rally will fill quickly. Call Laney at Deloris River Campground at 970 882 7761 to reserve a campsite and then go to the Arizona Airstream Club website and register for the Rally. There will be more details about VAC activities but get a site and come enjoy one of the special places in Region 11.

To register for the Rally: https://airstreamclub.org/arizona-dolores-river-campground-rally-2021


MidWest Vintage Airstream Club Rolling Rally
August 20 – September 7, 2021
Iowa and Minnesota

This is an incredible opportunity to join with other Airstreamers!

  Fun!  Fun!  Fun!
  Lots of places to explore
  Organized for individuals/families to explore the North Shore of Lake Superior
  Opportunities for socially distant gathering.

We’re planning a rolling rally beginning August 20, 2021 to escape the summer heat in Region 8.  We’ll begin the rally at the Pammel State Campground near Winterset, Iowa, and end at Fall Lake Campground located in the Lake Superior National Forest near Ely, Minnesota.  You can join us anywhere along the rally stopping points and leave the really as your schedule dictates.  Participants will make their own reservations and should do so as soon as the reservation window opens for the campgrounds we’ll be using.  Please let us know no later then January 31, 2021, if your interest in participation in the rolling rally.  Contact Lee and Joyce Cantrell at ljcan@twinvalley.net.  You will them be provided with the campground information and itinerary so you can make your reservations once the reservation windows open.  It is important to make reservations sooner rather than later since 2021 is predicted to be a busy camping season and camping sites go quickly in Minnesota and Iowa.  We are limiting the number of units attending to fifteen and to current VAC members.

You MUST contact Lee to reserve one of the spots on this rolling rally!

Some campsites must be reserved NOW.  Please contact Lee NOW.


2020 Events


VACmidwest – VAC Region 8 Spring Rally – Dates: May 7-10, 2020
Vintage Airstream Club of the Wally Byam Airstream Club

VACmidwest Schedule Changes

Out of concern for the health of you, our friends and the community at large, we have cancelled the VACmidwest Region 8 Spring Rally 2020.

Reports are that the campground currently is still open, but that could change.  Hosts Tom & Shirley Herron worked with the camp ranger and park board for approval of a refund of your camping fees (minus the $4 on-line registration charge).
 
Here’s the direct quote from the ranger “Because of the virus concerns, the Marion County Conservation Board has allowed for full refunds of all camping fees, this does not include the $4.00 reservation fee that the website charges when making the reservation.
 
So the options to cancel a reservation this spring would be to reschedule for a later date or request a refund, the refund will come in the form of a check mailed from the Marion County Auditors office.”
 
Contact Ranger Mike –   RobertsCreek@iowatelecom.net to cancel for campsite.
Please provide arrival date and an address to mail your refund.


Dates: May 7-10, 2020
Location: Robert’s Creek EAST Campground,1631 Fillmore, Otley, IA
DO NOT turn into the West Campground
6 miles west of the city of Pella on County Highway G28


In addition to the festival we will be near Knoxville Sprint Car Track and Museum.
Also nearby is Red Rock Reservoir and Damn and Visitor Center.
And the Cordova Tower, where 169 steps takes you up 106 feet to be able to view out 35 miles.


Pella Tulip Time
Hosts: Tom & Shirley Herron
Herrons13007@gmail.com
Phone: 515-988-4950 // 515-556-9339


Email Kathy Allen if you’d like to volunteer to host any VACmidwest event
Contact: vacregion8@VintageAirstreamClub.com

There have been some changes since last at Roberts Creek East. Last year they completed a new loop that is A thru ZZ full hookup electric, water and sewer. all gravel pads, back in, $25 a night bookable now.


Attendees responsible for own reservations.


Campground Map Reservation Website:
https://www.mycountyparks.com/Facility/Campsite/Default.aspx?Keyword=Roberts%20Creek%20East,%20Campsite%20#A


8th Annual Fiddlers Picnic Vintage Trailer Rally
July 31 – August 2, 2020

Join us (and 500 pickers) July 31 – August 2, 2020 for the eighth annual Fiddlers Picnic Vintage Trailer Rally.  A Tin CanTourist rally open to all . . .
It’s on the grounds of the Old Mercier Ranch on Stong Lane on the south side of Livingston, Montana. $25 contribution, with all proceeds going to the Picnic. Event decal, pancake breakfast and the meat portion of a potluck. Dry camping though! http://www.vintagetrailercamp.com/event/fiddlers-picnic-vintage-trailer-rally-2020/ Contact: dalsmilie@aol.com