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Event Name:Tin Can Tourists Celebrate 100-Year Anniversary!
Event Type(s):Charitable
Description:The TIN CAN TOURISTS (TCT), America’s oldest trailer and motor coach club, is celebrating its 100th Anniversary with events and rallies scheduled throughout the United States in Florida and Michigan as well as official events hosted by TCT state representatives 2019. This historic club, once the domain of travelers in the early 1920s who drove Model T Fords and tented along the sides of America’s two-lane roads, represents the very beginnings of our nations 13-billion dollar recreational vehicle industry.
 
To celebrate its 100th Year, the TCT will hold rallies, caravans, and special events across America in many places where the Club’s members historically traveled, always following the guiding principles of clean camps, friendliness, decent behavior, and enjoying plenty of wholesome entertainment. The group, originally known for the distinctive TCT logo, has grown throughout the past century and now boasts over 2,000 club members and over 40,000 Facebook followers.
 
The Centennial Celebration Open House at Sertoma Youth Ranch will be on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 11 to 3. There is a $5 per car parking fee at the Ranch. Food and Drink items will be available a the Ranch’s Café, and musical will be part of the Centennial Celebration at the pavilion.
 
“Our tour of these classic campers is a reminder of a simpler time and place, says Forrest Bone, the Club’s national president. “Our members are eager to display their campers and motor coaches, ranging in age from the 1930s to the 1980s. Each one is a beautiful example of America’s love affair with the emerging concept of leisure time, family vacations, and freedom on the open road.”
 
“Our members also enjoy showing off their collections of vintage tow vehicles, luggage, camping items, tools, and appliances,” said TCT member Alex Alexander from DeFuniak Springs, Florida.  “Whether you’re looking to enjoy classic camping in a smaller more efficient space, or just want to bask in the nostalgic glow of past family vacations, you will enjoy this event.”
 
Approximately 200 vintage trailers and coaches ranging in age from the 1920s to the 1980s will be available for touring during this one-day event.  It’s well worth the drive to see these original tiny homes and meet the people who have lovingly restored them to their former glory.  But be forewarned, you may leave this event with a firm urge to start searching for your stylish vintage camper!
 
The Tin Can Tourists Open House is open to the public on Saturday, February 23rd from 11 am to 3 pm. There is a parking fee of $5.00 per car for the tour of the campers and coaches.
 
 DIRECTIONS. TO SERTOMA YOUTH RANCH:  Take I-75 to Exit 293. Go East on Blanton Road (SR 41) toward Dade City for approx. 2 miles. Turn left on Clay Hill Road and follow it for 1.8 miles to the Sertoma Youth Ranch on the left. (Note: Clay Hill Road becomes Meyers Road just before reaching the Ranch)].
 
 
Contact:  Forrest Bone, TCT President
Phone: 941-302-2415
Email: tincantourists@gmail.com
Website: www.tincantourists.com
Event Date:2/23/2019
Event Time:11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern
Location:Sertoma Youth Ranch
85 Myers Road
Brooksville, FL 34602

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Contact Person:Alice Wymer
(phone: 407-509-1962)
Details:To celebrate its 100th Year, the TCT will hold rallies, caravans, and special events across America in many places where the Club’s members historically traveled, always following the guiding principles of clean camps, friendliness, decent behavior, and enjoying plenty of wholesome entertainment. The group, originally known for the distinctive TCT logo, has grown throughout the past century and now boasts over 2,000 club members and over 40,000 Facebook followers.

The Tin Can Tourists Open House is open to the public on Saturday, February 23rd from 11 am to 3 pm. There is a parking fee of $5.00 per car for the tour of the campers and coaches.
Links:http://www.tincantourists.com?srh=Tin Can Tourists Celebrate 100-Year Anniversary!
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