Hundreds of beautifully restored classic trailers and tow vehicles roll into Pismo Beach, California, each May at the biggest event of its kind in the country.
America’s largest vintage trailer rally takes place May 16 to 19, 2019, at Pismo Coast Village RV Resort in Pismo Beach, California, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The 12th-annual event showcases lovingly restored classic travel trailers from manufacturers such as Airstream, Boles Aero, Shasta, Silver Streak, Vagabond and Westcraft, as well as one-of-a-kind RVs. Tow vehicles on display range from venerable Hudson, Ford and Chevy pickups to vintage woodie station wagons.
The public is invited to tour the old-time trailers at no charge on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. While the event is open to the public, rally participants also organize their own private activities, including a Trailer Crawl, vintage-themed bowling event, pancake breakfast, potluck and pajama bicycle ride around the resort.
Pismo Coast Village RV Resort is located at 165 Dolliver Street, within walking distance of Pismo Pier. Public parking is not available onsite, so those who are not RV resort guests should park elsewhere and walk to the event.
“We’ll have over 300 vintage trailers along with their proud owners. All the units will be decorated inside and out in vintage decor as the owners celebrate trailers built between 1930 and 1979. Awards will be given based on people’s choice ballots, and we encourage visitors to vote for their favorite units.” — Jay Jamison, general manager of Pismo Coast Village RV Resort, host of the annual Pismo Vintage Trailer Rally