TCT Regional Representatives
TCT has grown to the point that Jeri and I felt we could better serve our membership through an organizational pattern that would include Regional Representatives. The Representatives are being asked to develop activities in their geographical region and serve as a sounding board for ideas concerning TCT events and policies. It is our goal to develop a major Gathering in each area. Gathering attendees can then develop additional activities through the Regional Representative.
Forrest Bone and Jeri Bone: Royal Exalted Tin Can Opener and Royal Exalted First LadyEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing address: 4 High Street, Bradenton, Florida 34208
Summer April to October: 1700 General Motors Rd., Milford, MI 48380
Terry Bone and Michelle Bone: Webmaster and WagonmasterEmail: email@example.com
Our Regional Representatives are:
Alexander Kensington & Charon Henning: Northeast Regional Representatives:New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and New Jersey
Alexander Kensington and Charon (Say it: Karen) Henning met in the Fall of 2003 as fellow Sword Swallowers working thrill shows and carnival lots all over the country. It was in this gypsy like life-style that they fell in love with each other and the joys of being trailerites. Alex is a former commercial photographer, who ran away with the circus when serving the corporate advertising game lost ground to the internet, and Charon is a much sought after Tattoo Artist working a circuit of high end tattoo studios around the country. She hold a BA from Prince George's Community College and a BA from George Mason University in Fairfax VA. Alex has BA from Butler University In Indianapolis, and a BMS in Mortuary Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Together they have been full timing in a 1966 Airstream since 1 October 2009 and will complete a second 1966 Airstream this fall. They have been members since 2002 and have performed their Comedy Thrill Show at several TCT functions in Florida and Michigan. They hold and embrace the traditions, philosophy, and heritage of the Tin Can Tourists as describe in David Thornberg's "Galloping Bungalows" and as experienced around campfires, on highways and anywhere travelers seek fun, and adventure. The More We Get Together, The Happier We'll Be.
Watt "Orbie" Mungall - Northwest Regional Representative:Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-435-723-6775
Watt grew up in the Blue Ridge Mts. of South Carolina. He spent 30 years working at various jobs associated with the oil and gas industry, living in 38 different states during his career. After retirement, he moved to Willard Utah, which is 50 miles north of Salt Lake City. In 2000 Watt and his wife, Mary Jane, decided to find a tear drop, but ended up buying a 1947 Boles Aero . Their first trip in 2001 took them to Laughlin, NV, where we met Don and Jeanette Boles who autographed the "Shinny Hinny" in the closet door. The bug had bitten and they have ended up with the following: 1947 Boles Aero; 1951 Boles Aero; 1951 Silver Streak; 1965 Barth; 1951 Home built; and the last is a 1947 Boles Aero, that is final stages of restoration. Over the years ,Watt took note that his area was the, "hole of the donut", having no rally's that were anywhere close, therefore he decided it was time to have one. Check the Rally listing for Watts Up-By the Bay - Willard, Utah.
Dan Piper; Mid-States:Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas.
Tim Heintz - Panama City Beach, Fl; Southeast Regional Representative:West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana
Heintz Designs Vintage Trailer Restorations
Kimberly Hoke - Georgia and Carolinas State RepresentativeEmail: email@example.com
Hi my name is Kim Hoke and I have a vintage obsession! My husband, John and I live in Spartanburg, SC with our two Australian Shepherds but are from the great state of Texas! We've been camping all our lives but it took years of convincing to get John on board with purchasing a camper. Three years ago we purchased a 1971 Travel Mate and began a remodel. John was hooked and a year an a half ago we ran across our dream trailer... a 1969 Avion 25A Argonaut and we've been slowing bringing her back to life.
After purchasing our first trailer we were disappointed that there were no vintage rallys in our area. With the help of Terry and Tim, we now have hosted several successful rallys in the Carolinas and have developed a great TCT group in the South. My husband and I host two TCT Rallys a year and are now helping others within the area start their own TCT rallys and meet ups.
It is truly an honor to represent NC, SC, GA as the state representative and spread the "vintage experience" in all areas of the south. I look forward to the future and hope you'll join us at one of the southern events.
Karen Campbell - Albuquerque, NM; Southwest Regional Representative:Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Hawaii.
Larry Hill and Sylvia Davids - Colorado State RepresentativeEmail: Larry@retrorestoration.com
Hello Tin Can Tourists! We are Larry Hill and Sylvia Davids and are pleased to be your state reps here in beautiful Colorado.
Larry was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and has always been involved as a hobby with things retro... mostly classic cars and vintage arcade games. His passion for vintage trailers started in 2003 when a 1962 Tepee was purchased and restored to pull behind his 1958 Chevy Biscayne. Discovering the fun of vintage camping soon lead to being one of the founders of the Southwest Vintage Camping Association, which has hosted several rallies in NM, AZ and CO. including the original Trailer Trash Bash every August. This passion for vintage trailers also opened up a big career change, leaving a career in engineering to open a vintage trailer restoration shop, Retro Restoration. To date we have restored over 60 trailers, mostly canned hams with a few riveted trailers thrown in.
Sylvia was born in Portland, OR and moved to Colorado in 1988. Possibly being born in the wrong generation she has always loved the 50's styles and colors, especially anything turquoise. One day a 1963 Shasta passed by her home office and she was hooked, and soon went on a quest to find one of her own. This led to several trailers, some keepers, others cleaned up and resold, but a turquoise1963 Shasta from Washington state was soon purchased, almost an identical trailer to the one that passed by the window that day.
In 2006 we met at a vintage trailer rally in Chama, NM. Tired of a long distant relationship Larry packed up his restoration business and relocated to Erie in 2008. We discovered that we both independently had a dream of owning a vintage trailer park and in 2010 we found our park. It was an old, abandoned campground that had gone through a foreclosure five years previous. It was in very poor condition but the location was perfect so we saw it as a diamond in the rough. In April of 2010 we opened the Starlite Classic Campground just outside of Canon City, CO at the Royal Gorge Bridge. Besides being a typical RV park for any size or age rig, we have several of our restored trailers available for overnight lodging. These include the New Moon, a clone of the Long, Long Trailer, a beautiful Spartan Royal Mansion, and several of our canned ham trailers for a true vintage camping experience. We also have themed campers such as the Trailer Trash Hideaway, a Winnebago turned Tiki, and a 70's shagadelic trailer complete with lava lamps and beaded curtains. As time and budget allows we are adding more units from our collection of over 20 vintage trailers. We hope to have you visit us, please check us out at www.theStarliteCampground.com or on our Facebook page.
Being avid collectors, restoration experts, rally hosts and now campground owners we truly look forward to supporting the great group of Tin Can Tourists!
Teresa Archer - Texas State RepresentativeEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Teresa Archer and I love vintage campers. I was bitten by the bug a few years back. I started out referbushing old farm houses when I lived in Michigan. I moved to Texas in 1996. I met my husband, Guy, when I went to work for Walmart. When I was able to quit working full time, we picked up our first camper. It was almost 6 hours away. It's funny now, but not then, that during the drive home the lower front of the camper started to unhook from the sides when we were about half way to the house. Thank goodness for duct tape, it really came in handy. LOL! My husband restored the stove and I rebuilt the front and back of the camper. We have restored aapproximately 14 campers since then. We currently have 3 campers and 2 of them are vintage. A 1955 Dalton Apache that we rebuilt from the frame up and a 1954 canned ham whose identification is unknown. My passions are photography, restoring /refurbushing vintage campers and the love of animals. Though I haven't been a member of the TCT group for very long, I am so very proud to be your TCT state representative for Texas. I hope you will be able to join us for one of our rally's! See you soon.
Penny Cotter - Santa Cruz, CA; California Representative:Email: email@example.com
Rick Myer, Eastern Canadarick_myer@sympatico.ca
Gerry & Susan Measures - Vancouver, BC, Western Canadatessiebear@shaw.ca
Hunt Jones (Susan) - TCT Representative at Large
- Mountain Lakes NJ
- Braden Castle Park FL
- Anywhere in the lower 48's
- Usually found: under the hood
- TCT Member since 2001
- Towing vintage with vintage since 1997 (13K miles/year)
- Motto #1: "Noise to some, Music to others" (exhaust note)
- Motto #2: "Never pass by a beater tavern"
TCT International Representatives
Trish Martin - AustraliaMy husband Dave and I are musicians and have a duo called "Leather and Lace", Dave is a cabinet maker and works for the local shire council, we have three daughters aged 15, 13 and 9 and live in an old Hotel in country Victoria, Australia. We are renovating the old pub and it isn't open for business and hasn't been for some time, it is 140 years of age.
I have always had a love for caravans and currently have three old ones: 1970 Travel Home DeLuxe, an old English Fairholme Romeo from the 1950's and the other a Hawthorn built in Hawthorn Melbourne in the 1940's. A few others have came to us and been sold on to other enthusiasts who proudly tow them behind their vintage vehicles. I would love to give your members an Australian perspective and show you vintage caravans that I come across, we live in a very beautiful and unspoiled area of the country and I always feel proud to share that with others. I feel honored to be a representative for Australia.
René Leenders - NetherlandsMy name is René Leenders, 48 years old, father of 2 beautiful sons and known in this part of the world as Mr. Airstream. Back in 1999 I owned a catering- and event business who was looking for something special to promote my company. I ended up with the Tin Can Trailers as I thought back then that every US Travel trailer looked like that. It became quite a journey trying to find out how to import one of those shiny trailers and to become familiar with the huge differences between the US spec travel trailers and the European ones. Internet was not as well spread as it is today. In fact the TCT site was one of the few providing some information. The Airstream plant did not even have a website back then.
To share my experience with the rest of the world I started a small website called www.airstream-holland.nl and that is how I became "famous" in the world of aluminum travel trailers here. I imported and converted a lot of Vintage trailers and started my own business in renting them out. In 2008 I was then approached by Airstream to become an official dealer for their European spec Airstream models. The Rental & Vintage business was then broadened to what it is today with www.airstreamprofessionals.com . Our client base is continental Europe with clients from The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Denmark, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. We learned this business the "trial and error" way and with an 11 year experience we know our ways.
The business does not only include Airstream. We also serve other brands provided they give the Tin Can feeling or add something to the camping experience not available in Europe. We are selling teardrop trailers of our own brand FunTear and will soon release the FunTear Retro - a new 1950's inspired aluminum travel trailer. Our showroom has been given the name "American Caravan Center". The word caravan in the UK and Europe means travel trailer (not what it means in the US)
The install base of Tin Cans in the Benelux has now come to a point of almost 300 trailers. I guess now is the time to start a local unit of TCT. There is going to be a rally from the UK via Belgium to The Netherlands on June 17 expected to be the largest one of all so far with 50 participants.
Hiroshi Okamoto; Japan RepresentativeWebsite: http://www.airstreamcafe.jp/
Click here to watch Hiroshi's airstream conversion
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