Oh no, not THEM again!

Oh no, not THEM again!

 

Last Thursday, the staff at Cool McCool’s Garage managed to leave work early and head out to the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners for the “Red Barns Spectacular” show, held on Saturday.  Since we here at the shop are getting older, we need a couple of days to gear up, then a day or two to wind down from event, so we wanted to get a head start on the weekends activities.

 

We’d moved the Spartan in on Wednesday evening after the cruise in at the museum,  had the awning up  and fridge plugged in.  Anxious to begin a weekend of  festivities, we quickly made the first round of cocktails, and watched our friends Jay and Angie, then Butch and Pam roll in and get set up.  As  you can see by the photos, a bad day camping is better than a good day at work…

Let's race...

Let’s race…

This is more like it...

This is more like it…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jay had been working hard all week preparing his Tiki-Bar, and the results were not disappointing.  The smoking Tiki heads set the mood for the entire weekend.  Now, where’s the TCT Fun Punch?

The Gods have spoken!

The Gods have spoken!

Belly up to the bar!

Belly up to the bar!

In the morning after aspirin and caffeine, Friday was all about kicking back, catching up with friends, and watching the campers roll in.  The grounds are perfect for a leisurely stroll, a bike ride, or just relaxing and catching up with friends.  By evening, there were 25 rigs under the trees, the grills were fired up, the Tiki-bar was smoking, beverages flowed and the party started.

JaKe and Tami's '53 Chev BelAire and Scotty.

JaKe and Tami’s ’53 Chev BelAire and Scotty.

The crowd gets bigger!

The crowd gets bigger!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday morning Jake and Tami introduced us all to turkey cooker omelets, which was such a hit that we’re all going out this week and getting our own turkey fryers.  (We actually have one, but it was lent out and never came home, so a new one is on the “must have” list!)  After breakfast, the days activities were prowling the swap meet for that much-needed item, checking out each others campers, meeting new friends and catching up with old ones.  Over 2,000 cars, and thousands of spectators made the grounds a busy place.

 

Fixing our omelet.

Fixing our omelet.

 

Ready to go!

Ready to go!

 

Boil 13 minutes and eat!

Boil 13 minutes and eat!

Breakfast is ready!

Breakfast is ready!

After breakfast, time to check out all the trailers and cars…

 

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Longroof alley.

Longroof alley.

 

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Beautiful GMC coach, owned a totol of 4 hours!  On it's maiden voyage with it's new owners from Traverse City, to Gilmore, then back to Wisconsin on the Badger.

Beautiful GMC coach, owned a total of 4 hours! On its maiden voyage with its new owners from Traverse City, to Gilmore, then back to Wisconsin on the Badger.

 

This only gets 30 mpg.  Cross country trip, anyone?

This only gets 30 mpg. Cross country trip, anyone?

 

 

 

 

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Tini-Home,  big fun.

Tini-Home, big fun.

 

After a long day in the sun, once again the Tiki-bar was put into action, and the good times rolled.  We had a chance to play a little harp with Butch’s brother-in-law, a very talented musician whose guitar work more than made up for our lack of skill on the harp…

 

More cowbell...

More cowbell…

 

Sunday morning another omelet festival, and it was time to pack up and make the long journey back home.  If it were any further than 2 miles, I think we’d still be there recovering.   Jay and Angie left their  Airstream at our place, and will be back in two weeks for the “Relix Riot” show at the museum, so we’re baby-sitting for them.  I just plugged our Spartan in the yard, turned the fridge back on and collapsed.  Hopefully I can rest up enough at work to be ready for the Riot, and get the trailer re-loaded for the next high-octane weekend!

 

Angie gets her omelet on.

Angie gets her omelet on.

Breaking camp.

Breaking camp.

Lets see if this photo ends up shared as much as the wagon and Spartan!

Lets see if this photo ends up shared as much as the wagon and Spartan!

Rolling past the new Lincoln museum.

Rolling past the new Lincoln museum.

The Cadillac building, as seen through the Cadillac of trucks windshield.

The Cadillac building, as seen through the Cadillac of trucks windshield.

 

So, that’s it for now.  In two weeks it’s the Relix Riot, we hope to get the Riviera’s home by then (have I mentioned the two ’63 Riv’s soon to arrive at Cool McCool’s Garage?), the motor home still needs to get dismantled, so there are lots going here.   Stay tuned for more updates, and news as it happens!

 

 

 

 

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Comments
  1. Carol says:

    Brian,

    It all looks wonderful and you and Kim certainly look like you enjoy the adventures… Are you staying cool? Actually I was on the Spartan site searching for information on your rooftop AC. Could you please tell me how many btu’s your unit has? I’m gonna have to find some time to catch up reading about your trailer work, it’s always is so inspiring!

    Carol

    • flynbrian48 says:

      Carol, In all honesty I don’t know the BTU rating. It’s the standard RV roof A/C unit you see on everything from mid-size to big coaches. Large units usually have two. I added a head strip, which works great, it takes the chill off very well. The A/C cools our ’25 Spartan very well even in direct sun and 90 degree days. A good investment. We have a low profile unit for the new Spartan, we’ll see how that works, but my Kim’s sister has one on their 22′ A/S and it works great too. Good luck!

  2. f23bone says:

    I think there were four events in Michigan and one in Elkhart that vintage campers could attend this past weekend. No one would have felt left out.

    Thanks for sending from the Garage.

    Forrest and Jeri

  3. f23bone says:

    If you would like your blog to be sent out to all our online members, send along a copy. Rick Myers send a write up for the Black Fly Caravan and we have some pictures from Port Sanilac that could be sent out as a newsletter supplement.

    On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 8:40 AM, Forrest Bone wrote:

    > I think there were four events in Michigan and one in Elkhart that vintage > campers could attend this past weekend. No one would have felt left out. > > Thanks for sending from the Garage. > > Forrest and Jeri > > > > *From:* Cool McCool’s Garage [mailto:comment-reply@wordpress.com] > *Sent:* Sunday, August 03, 2014 9:27 PM > *To:* tincantourists@gmail.com > *Subject:* [New post] Trailer Trash at Gilmore Car Museum. > > > > flynbrian48 posted: ” Last Thursday, the staff at Cool McCool’s Garage > managed to leave work early and head out to the Gilmore Car Museum in > Hickory Corners for the “Red Barns Spectacular” show, held on Saturday. > Since we here at the shop are getting older, we n” > >

    • flynbrian48 says:

      Forrest, as always, feel free to copy and paste this, or any of my blog entry’s that you feel would appeal to TCT members, or include a link. I’m happy to share with our old trailer friends!

      Brian

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