Nation’s Largest Vintage Trailer Rally Hits Pismo Beach This Weekend

Nation’s Largest Vintage Trailer Rally Hits Pismo Beach This Weekend

Photo: Alice and John O’Hare of Valencia, Calif. show off their 1956 tropical turquoise Chevrolet Bel Air along with their matching 1961 Shasta Compact travel trailer | courtesy of Pismo Coast Village RV Resort

The largest vintage trailer rally in the country is set to take place May 16 to 19 at Pismo Coast Village RV Resort.

“We’ll have over 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.


A 1951 Ford truck and a 1967 Silver Streak Sabre travel trailer |
courtesy of Pismo Coast Village RV Resort

The rally will feature restored travel trailers from the 1930s to the 1970s with famous names like Airstream, Boles Aero, Shasta, Silver Streak, Vagabond and Westcraft, along with the vintage tow vehicles that often accompany them.

“You’ll see Hudson, Ford and Chevy Pickups as well as Willys Wagons and Woody Wagons,” Jamison said, adding, “All the units will be decorated inside and out in vintage décor as the owners celebrate trailers built between 1930 and 1979. Awards will be given based on people’s choice ballots and we encourage visitors to vote for their favorite units.”

The event is only open to the public only on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m for the open house and swap meet. Anyone who is not a registered guest should park outside the resort and walk to the event as parking is not available on site.


Photo courtesy of Pismo Coast Village RV Resort

Pismo Coast Village RV Resort boasts 400 sites on its beachfront property in Pismo Beach, California, within walking distance from shopping, restaurants, and the Pismo Pier. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, it’s a great home base to visit the Hearst Castle, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, the Oceano Dunes, and a vast selection of wineries.

Check out the Rally’s facebook page for more info and photos, and visit Camp-California.com for more info about camping in California and Nevada.

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