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Pismo Vintage Trailer Rally 2023: Celebrating Iconic Gems on Wheels at Pismo Coast Village RV Resort

Vintage trailer enthusiasts from across the United States will be heading to California’s Pismo Beach for the Pismo Vintage Trailer Rally, which is set to take place from May 18 to 20, 2023, at the Pismo Coast Village RV Resort.

Photo courtesy of Pismo Coast Village.

As per a release, the annual event has become a tradition for vintage trailer enthusiasts, attracting over 300 beautifully restored travel trailers from the 1930s to the 1970s. The rally celebrates the history, restoration, and preservation of these iconic gems on wheels, promoting a love for these vehicles that have become an integral part of American culture.

The Pismo Coast Village RV Resort has hosted the rally for the past 15 years, and visitors can expect to see famous trailer models like Airstream, Boles Aero, Shasta, Silver Streak, Vagabond, and Westcraft, as well as unique special edition trailers. 

Vintage vehicle enthusiasts also showcase their beautiful tow vehicles that range from Hudson, Ford, and Chevy pickups to vintage woodie station wagons, which match the color scheme of their trailers.

The highlight of the weekend is the Open House and swap meet, which takes place on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. During the Open House, resort guests, and the public can tour the old-time trailers for free, and vintage trailer owners organize their private activities, including a Trailer Crawl, vintage-themed bowling event, pancake breakfast, potluck, and a “Come as you are” bicycle ride around the resort.

Photo courtesy of Pismo Coast Village.

The Pismo Coast Village RV Resort is a premier 400-site full-service resort located on the beach in Pismo Beach, California. The resort offers visitors a range of facilities and is within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, and the Pismo Pier. 

Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the resort serves as a great home base to visit local attractions such as Hearst Castle, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, the Oceano Dunes, and a vast selection of wineries.

The event is open to the public, and anyone not a registered guest should park outside the resort and walk to the event. A local Boy Scout Troop will be hosting a parking area down Highway 1 across the street from the North Beach State Campground, and proceeds from parking will benefit the Boy Scout’s activities.

The Pismo Vintage Trailer Rally is an annual event that brings together vintage trailer enthusiasts across the United States to celebrate and showcase their love for these iconic gems on wheels. 

Photo courtesy of Pismo Coast Village.

The rally is an opportunity for visitors to experience the history, restoration, and preservation of vintage trailers and to learn about their significance in American culture. Visitors to the event will have an enjoyable and memorable experience exploring the Pismo Coast Village RV Resort and the surrounding attractions.

Featured image from Pismo Coast Village.

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Rebecca Morris
Rebecca Morris
May 15, 2024 1:33 am

The Pismo Vintage Trailer Rally is a blast with its unique blend of vintage trailers, exciting activities like retro costume contests and live music, and educational workshops on trailer restoration. It’s a gem for enthusiasts looking to immerse themselves in the world of classic trailers.

May 23, 2024 4:06 pm
Reply to  Rebecca Morris

You wouldn’t believe the cool stuff I’ve come across! How about checking out some neat vintage trailer restoration guides? They’re like hidden treasures waiting to be uncovered. Exploring those guides gives you a sneak peek into the world of classic trailers, sparking creativity and inspiration.


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