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Old 01-13-2009, 04:50 PM   #15
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:14 PM   #16
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another one...





This one is too cool...

Thanks for digging these up..
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:59 PM   #17
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I haven't seen these photos in years.Thanks for posting them.Karma/thanks coming your way.
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:42 PM   #18
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I Have Some Letters From This Rally!

My mother and father had an Airstream for years and they attended this rally. My father wrote a letter to home every day while they were on the caravan, at the International, and then on the return trip home. For this 1970 rally/trip there are 23 letters.

Problem is... I cannot upload PDF documents to this forum. I've successfully uploaded pictures but I cannot upload PDF. What gives? If anyone else can upload PDF I will gladly send the file to you and you can upload the letters - a single PDF file - about 2.3 MB. Send me a PM with your email address and I'll send the file to you.

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Old 01-14-2009, 10:48 PM   #19
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Letters home

Lucius,

Great letters. I enjoyed reading them. Thanks for sending them to me!

The way to post your PDF file is the same as with JPEG or any other.

Click on Post Reply.

Then scroll down to Additional Options and under Attach Files, click Manage Attachments.

Click on Browse, select your PDF file, click on Upload. AirForums allows a 10.72 MB PDF upload. Then click on Close window.

Then click on Submit Reply.

Maybe you already followed this procedure and for some reason it didn't work for you, so just to make sure it does work, I've posted the PDF you sent me.

Thanks, and I sure hope you post the letters from the other years your parents went to International. They are a real time capsule.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:03 AM   #20
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Letters To Home - Thanks

Thank you for posting the letters Forrest. I will try to upload others in the future. Your directions will be helpful.

A footnote for those who are interested - my mother and father owned various Airstreams since the late 1950's but the 1970 Hershey rally was their first International. As you can see they were quite impressed with the fanfare. Almost every year they took an extended summer vacation, sometimes lasting as long as 8 weeks, to attend the International, caravan with friends, enjoy the sights. They were truly seeing more, doing more and living more!

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Old 01-15-2009, 10:27 AM   #21
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Wow! Those letters were great...a real pre-internet travel blog. I just can't get over that they went to the International in PA from FL with only $28 for the trip! Times certainly have changed. I realize that they only had to pay for about 4 or 5 nights camp ground stays, (and back then that was probably only a couple of dollars per night) but they ate out a lot. Again, I know those meals were probably on the order of a couple of dollars per person, but still, $28 for 23 days. Those were the good ole days.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:54 AM   #22
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Great Letters ! ! Thanks soooo much for sharing them with us. Your Dad wrote some great stories. Can't wait to read more......
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:47 PM   #23
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Thanks for the great photos! Nice to see the one in post 11 without the page split down the center... NEU flag and all.

While thinning out my Beatle collection this evening, I decided to actually READ the of rest the August 28, 1964 copy of Life Magazine when I ran across this pic. Never knew it was in there. No mention of Airstream, Wally, Caravans or WBCCI.
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What a great piece of history - thanks for letting us see it! In letter 5, I believe it is, he describes the scene - 4,000 Airstreams - what a sight that must have been...
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:37 PM   #25
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I picked up a copy of that Life mag last Saturday at a local flea mrkt for a dollar. It is in pretty good shape too.
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Old Postcards From 1970 International

I was poking around today and found a web site that sells old / vintage post cards and I found three post cards with an aerial photo of the 1970 International rally at Hershey, PA. Two of the cards have messages and one is blank. Once states there were 3,224 trailers there and the other states there were 3,400 trailers. Any way you slice it, that's a lot of trailers. It is also comical to see the one writer marked their trailer's location and the location of the activities and then commented about how far away they are.

Here is a look where you can see all three cards and then look at each one individually...

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Old 04-20-2009, 01:55 PM   #27
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Barry Heckenswiler will be choosing the WBCCI's site for the 2012 International Rally. As Barry lives in PA, it would be way cool if he was able to secure Hershey as a site for that years International.
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Two of the cards have messages and one is blank. Once states there were 3,224 trailers there and the other states there were 3,400 trailers.
The official count for the 1970 rally in Hershey PA was 3402 trailers
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