GOIN’ WITH THE FLO: VINTAGE TRAVEL TRAILER EXTRAVAGANZA COMES TO FLORENCE

GOIN’ WITH THE FLO: VINTAGE TRAVEL TRAILER EXTRAVAGANZA COMES TO FLORENCE

The kitch and glitz of ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s travel trailer lifestyle is coming to Florence for the “Goin’ with the Flo Vintage Trailer Rally.”

The public is invited to the Port of Siuslaw campground in Old Town Florence on Saturday, October 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for an open house where you can tour more than 40 of the rarest vintage trailers on the west coast.

The trailers will be staged inside and outside with colorful awnings, period décor, even some with matching color-schemed cars. Meet the owners and learn about this growing-in-popularity travel hobby that preserves the existence of these rare rigs which represent the beginning of the of the road-tripping vacation era. Some trailers will be for sale and there’s expected to be some kitchy swapping and selling as well.

“Keep your eyes peeled as you travel to and from Florence on Highways 101 and 126 for several days before and after the event,” says event coordinator Terry Abeyta. “Participants will be cruising down Bay Street in Old Town as they arrive in town on Friday, and again as they depart throughout the day Sunday.”

“This is our first time planning a vintage trailer rally in Florence and hopefully not the last. We have hopes to make this an annual event,” says Abeyta, herself the owner of a classic Airstream and 60’s Streamline with husband Dan Hankins. The couple run Exploding Whale Beach Camp in Florence and rent their trailers as an alternative to traditional lodging. Abeyta also serves as the assistant director and event coordinator for the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce.

For more information e-mail events@florencechamber.com, or search Facebook for “Goin’ with the Flo Vintage Trailer Rally.”