On July 25, 2009, we took the Ranger on its first outing to display it at the Lions Club "Cars in the Park" benefit Car Show in Washington Park, Burlingame, CA. Our friends Dan and Deb put their 1955 Ford Station Wagon on display next to the trailer. It was very cool to see all the smiles and positive comments from people checking out the display. Our vehicles and vintage camping display seemed to bring back alot of memories for people and they were quite enthusiastic about it! Dan and Deb won a plaque for the second year in a row. It was a great event and was fun viewing all the old cars and promoting the vintage trailer and camping hobby to the public.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Today, July 12, 2009 we drove up to Grass Valley to pick up the Ranger after hiring Michael Donovan, Finish Carpenter, to repair the damaged wood in the galley, door and various other areas. We were really pleased with his work...you can really tell that he takes his trade very seriously. Alot of detail and painstaking work went into repairing and replacing the water damaged wood. There is still more to be done, but at this point, we want to take the trailer camping for the first time in August and also take the Ranger to an upcoming car show to put on display. Even if the trailer restoration is not completed, people will really show enthusiasm for the vintage trailers and so often they will tell you how your display brings back such good memories for them. Makes it well worth towing and hauling all of our vintage camping display "stuff" around. Michael lives in Grass Valley, CA in the Sierra Foothills and is a licensed carpenter. His phone number is 530-477-5906. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his work if you need help with wood repair/restoration for your trailer.