Pismo Coast Village to host vintage trailer rally May 16-19

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PISMO BEACH, Calif. — One of the largest vintage trailer rallies in the country is set to take place May 16 to 19 at Pismo Coast Village RV Resort in Pismo Beach, Calif.

“We’ll have more than 300 vintage trailers along with their proud owners,” said Jay Jamison, general manager of the resort, which has hosted the annual Pismo Vintage Trailer Rally for the past 11 years.

The highlight of the weekend is the open house and swap meet, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The event is open to the public.

The rally features beautifully restored travel trailers from the 1930s to the 1970s with famous names like Airstream, Boles Aero, Shasta, Silver Streak, Vagabond and Westcraft as well as unique special edition trailers.

“You’ll see Hudson, Ford and Chevy Pickups as well as Willys Wagons and Woody Wagons,” Jamison said.

“All the units will be decorated inside and out in vintage décor as the owners celebrate trailers built between 1930 and 1979,” he added. “Awards will be given based on people’s choice ballots and we encourage visitors to vote for their favorite units.”

Resort guests and the public are welcome to join the fun and tour the units during the open house at no charge. However, anyone who is not a registered guest should park outside the resort and walk to the event as parking is not available on site.

Rally participants have planned activities such as a Friday afternoon bowling tournament, a Friday night “Trailer Crawl,” and a pancake breakfast Saturday morning.

Other activities include a “Trailer Trash Bash” potluck and a pajama bicycle ride around the resort.

For more information, visit www.pismocoastvillage.com.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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