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Saturday, November 05, 2011

Tin Can Campers Come To Florida Capitol

What a beautiful sunny and breezy Saturday morning at the Florida Capitol. It was a great day to see the Florida Tin Can Camper Club and their old time campers.

In the 1920s and 1930s - people from up north in converted Mode T campers would drive to Florida for the winter for sunshine and warm sand. They would come around this time of year and then go home in time for Easter. They were called tin can campers because in those days there was no fast food restaurants and few motels - thus the name Tin Can Campers.

This is a 1964 Airstream Bambi. Today they cost about $40,000.

This is the inside of a 1950 Shasta Trailer.

This dinette reminded Lulu of our old 1977 Scamp that we took on a 30 day trip across the country from Pennsylvania to California and back. My Dad, Lulu, Drew and me.

This shasta was pulled by a very rare 1959 Chevy (Batman) El Camino.

This polished aluminum camper fit on the back of a pickup truck.

These old campers bring back a lot of good memories for Lulu and Harry.

Each camper tried to be more authentic than the next. Their setups include old furniture and household appliances.

This old Chevy truck faces the front of the old Capitol - now a museum.

Hours of polishing and buffing went into making this aluminum bullet shine.

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