UPDATE: Vintage Trailer Jam '08
Looks like Fred's in for a speaker! (thumbs up) I wonder what the tally is up to for participants. And it appears Open House is free.
New announcement at CliftonPark.org
"Vintage Trailer Jam 2008" will be held July 11-14, 2008 at Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs NY
In an unprecedented event, open to the public, one hundred vintage travel trailers and motorhomes will camp on the grounds of the Saratoga Automobile Museum in Saratoga Springs State Park this July.
Many of these classic vehicles, dating from the 1940s through the late 1970s, will be open to the public on Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the media are invited to call in advance for escorted tours.
Alan Edstrom, Director of Programs and Events at the Saratoga Automobile Museum talked about the excitement that the Vintage Trailer collaboration has brought to the community, "This has got to be one of the most amazing summers that the Saratoga Automobile Museum has had, with over a dozen lawn shows. The Vintage Trailer Jam is the cherry on the top - drawing in many people who ordinarily wouldn't even think of coming to a car show. Somehow it evokes warm memories a kind of 'I'VE GOT TO SEE THAT!' experience."
Among the vehicles on display will be travel trailers and motorhomes by Airstream, Spartan, Serro Scotty, Vagabond, Shasta, Avion, Argosy, and Airfloat. The vehicles will be occupied by their owners during the event.
The Vintage Trailer Jam will also include seminars for owners and would-be owners, on topics such as restoration, travel destinations, RV history, and buying vintage trailers. Walk-in admission to the seminars is $45, but the Open House is free to all.
The event will also include a sword-swallowing and fire-eating show, a judged Concourse Event with prizes, and a vintage parts flea market on Monday, July 14. Early-bird parking is available for participants on Thursday, July 10.
During the Vintage Trailer Jam, the Saratoga Automobile Museum will be exhibiting a display of GTOs from Electric City GTOs, in anticipation of their National Convention coming to town July 15-19.
Saratoga Springs is a great location for everyone, with world-class spas, museums, great restaurants, bicycling, dozens of attractions, and great camping in nearby state parks. Please note that activities, invited speakers, and amenities are subject to change prior to event dates.