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Tin Can Tourists Celebrate 100-Year Anniversary!

Posted on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 1:07 am

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.
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).