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Old 01-09-2005, 12:23 AM   #1
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2005 VAC Rocky Mt. Rally, Aug. 5-10, 2005

Region 11 members of the Vintage Airstream Club are pleased to announce
the 5th Annual Rocky Mountain Rally will be held from Friday, August 5th
to Wednesday morning, August 10, 2005, at the Garden of the Gods
Campground in Colorado Springs, CO. Please join us in this
Alumibration, where weíll swap tales short and tall, view trailers short
and long, and celebrate into nights cool and long, watching campfire
sparks drift into the aether while sipping the nectar of the garden
gods. For further information, please visit our web site:

http://www.wbcci-denco.org/2005vacrally/info.html

To see the unmitigated joy of last yearís Aluminum Alumni, click here:

http://www.wbcci-denco.org/2004vacra...04RM-VAC2.html

We hope to see you this Summer.
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Old 01-09-2005, 01:15 AM   #2
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My wife and I just talked about it and we'll be back for 2005. I enjoyed the music from Chuck Schmitz and his friend from back east while soaking in the evening. Or the stories of the others about their jouney to Colo Spgs ( we traveled less than seven miles & the original owner lived about 0. nuthin miles from the site. )

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Old 01-09-2005, 03:24 AM   #3
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If I lived in CO Springs, I'd definitly be there! Last year was a blast! But, alas, I fear our journeys this summer will not take us close to CO. Maybe next year...
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Fred,
Are people allowed to attend by "horseback" ? I have some vacation time planned for August but not sure if I will be able to drag the "Silver Queen" that far in the alotted time

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Old 01-09-2005, 09:43 AM   #5
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Fred, Are people allowed to attend by "horseback" ? I have some vacation time planned for August but not sure if I will be able to drag the "Silver Queen" that far in the alotted time Aaron
Aaron:

Gallop on over! You are certainly welcome to attend the Rally without a trailer. If you want to participate in Rally events while you are here, sign up and pay just the Rally fee. There will be enough aluminum around to ease the pain of trailer separation. If you simply want to briefly visit and see what's happening, the premier drop-in day is Saturday when we have the open house. In past years, people have stopped by Mon-Wed daytime only to find nobody home, as we were all away at off-site activities. We look forward to meeting you this August!
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:35 AM   #6
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2005 VAC Rocky Mt. Rally, Aug. 5-10, 2005

Greetings Fred!

Downloaded and completed the registration form just minutes ago, and will be getting mine in the mail later today - - should be postmarked in Carbondale tomorrow. I am sure this year's rally will be a highlight of the summer as the last two have been for me.

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Are people allowed to attend by "horseback" ? I have some vacation time planned for August but not sure if I will be able to drag the "Silver Queen" that far in the alotted time
Greetings Aaron!

Last year, my tow vehicles both became victims of Murphy's Law at the last minute (Suburban was stuck in 4WD-Hi, and Cadillac had front suspension problems) so I attended sans trailer - - and late as a result of Murphy's Law with the daily driver that was my transportation (blown radiator in Goodland, Kansas). Since all of my problems were last-minute, I wasn't able to take advantage of this option but it is one that might be viable for you. Garden of the Gods campground also has camping cabins for rent (at a reasonable price when compared to most of the motels in the area). The nice thing about the camping cabins is that they allow one to attend the rally sans trailer, but still be on-site and handy for all of the activities.

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Old 01-09-2005, 12:52 PM   #7
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Garden of the Gods Campground also has camping cabins for rent (at a reasonable price when compared to most of the motels in the area). The nice thing about the camping cabins is that they allow one to attend the rally sans trailer, but still be on-site and handy for all of the activities. Kevin
Kevin:

We all look foward to seeing you again this year, towing a Murphy-free trailer with a similar tow vehicle. Thanks for mentioning to Aaron the campground cabins. That's a wonderful option we forgot to list.
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Thanks for the info...

But I have a brother that lives in the Denver area so the stay will be basically free , still deciding whether to drive out, fly out, or....

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Oh, I wish we could drag our 67 up! It's not even that far, but the beginning of August is too busy for us to get away for more than a few hours at a time. Ugh!

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I just fedexed my application and check.
I look forward to August. This will be our summer vacation.
Last year was a blast. This year we will make a detour to Grand Canyon on the way to Colorado.
We will bring a guest this year, forum member Creampuff.
I am going to try my hardest to get the 63 Overlander ready for the trip.
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:55 PM   #11
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WOW! I just checked the attendees list for this year's RM VAC rally...there are already 55 trailers signed up!

If you are still thinking of attending, get those RSVPs in ASAP!

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Old 06-15-2005, 12:35 PM   #12
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Only a handful of spots left!

If you are 'still thinking about it' you may want to think a bit harder ~ we have over 67 trailers confirmed with reserved spots...don't be left out!

After International we may have waiting list room only ~

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2005 VAC Rocky Mt. Rally - 73 Trailers!

The organizing Committee for the Vintage Airstream Club's 2005 Rocky Mountain Rally is pleased to announce that we have just broken last year's attendance record of 70 trailers. As of this evening, we have 73 trailers signed up to attend our VAC Rally, to be held August 5-10, 2005 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

For information on our Rally, please visit and prowl around our web site:

http://www.wbcci-denco.org/2005vacrally/info.html

To see who is attending, click on ATTENDEES.

We are extremely pleased to see so many of our friends coming back again this year! And we look forward to meeting all first time attendees and open house visitors.

Vintage Rules the Rockies!

For the Committee,

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Old 07-24-2005, 09:17 PM   #15
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The rally is now closed at 80 trailers...hope to see some of you there!

The Public Open House is on Saturday, August 6th from 1-4 pm


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Old 07-24-2005, 09:40 PM   #16
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Karen and I will be there on Saturday for sure. Thanks for the reminder.

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We are looking forward to going, and it will be our first Rally. Gert's renovation is not as far along as I had hoped. I am kinda concerned that she will be the ugly duckling of the rally. But she will be the best-looking (and only) 61 Caravel there.
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Old 08-14-2005, 01:29 AM   #18
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Another great rally!

Hey, I know everyone is still in recovery mode, but where are all of you? I can't believe I'm the first to make a post on the rally. I think the final count was 81 Airstreams. Of those about 7 were not vintage. For awhile I was afraid it would go badly. Several participants canceled due to a variety of problems, including Bill Payne, last year's great auctioneer. Then at the last minute it seemed we had several drop in participants. Every space allocated to us by the Garden of The Gods park was filled, and even then there were a few more hangers on parked outside the rally area. Everyone was accomodated, and we even managed to pull off the auction with volunteers taking Bill's place (although he was sorely missed). Thanks Rob Davis, and Bill Mackey! Our new Airstream Dealership in Colorado Springs displayed a new Roof Patio 390 MH (thanks to Roger Pruter) and from the top of it I took the accompanying photo. From all reports it was a great rally. I only wish I'd had more time to take more photos and visit, but like all the committee members I was kept pretty busy.
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Another Great Rally!

Greetings Forrest!

It truly was another great Rally. I pulled into my driveway in far Southern Illinois at just shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. The first day following the Rally was less than 400 miles to Russell, KS with a day set aside for a side-trip to Natoma, Paradise, and Waldo, KS; then it was the long day's drive home of over 650 miles (wouldn't have considered such a long day if the air conditioner on the Argosy hadn't malfunctioned). It doesn't seem possible that another of the Rocky Mountain VAC Rallys is over and it is about time for school to begin again.

There were so many things to do and see in the area surrounding the campground that it was difficult to choose -- even after having spent several days beyond the rally touring the area last year.

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You are one of the real troopers in the Airstream/Argosy world! I guess the repairman never did show up to fix your A/C, but you soldiered though. Good luck in your new teaching post. We were so happy to have you attend the rally!

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