Thursday, June 25, 2009

Vintage Roadside heads for Billetproof NW!

If you happen to find yourself in Oregon or Washington this weekend and enjoy traditional hot rods and wonderful original cars, we'll be at the second annual Billetproof NW. Last year was an huge success with close to 700 cars on display.

The weather is looking perfect so we hope to see some of you this weekend! As an added bonus activity there will also be a cruise through historic downtown Centralia on Saturday night.

What: Billetproof Northwest
When: June 27th & 28th
Where: SW Washington Fairgrounds. Chehalis, Washington

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer.

Jeff & Kelly
Vintage Roadside

Friday, June 12, 2009

Vintage Roadside designs a T-shirt for Jake the Alligator Man!

We're huge fans of roadside attractions here at Vintage Roadside. One of our favorite stops is Marsh's Free Museum in Long Beach, Washington which houses a large collection of vintage arcade games, taxidermy, nautical items, and the star of the show - Jake the Alligator Man.

On August 8th, 2009 Jake fans from far and wide will be in Long Beach for Jake's "Third Annual 75th Birthday Party". The party will feature, among other activities, a hot rod show, live music, birthday cake, burlesque performances, and a drive in screening of The Creature From the Black Lagoon. For those looking to bring home a piece of Jake there will be a limited edition Birthday Party T-shirt. That's where we come in. Below is the first look at the front of the t-shirt we've designed for the party.

We'll have more party information in the coming weeks. You can also find additional images of the t-shirt design on our Facebook page here.

Hope everyone has a great weekend,

Jeff & Kelly
Vintage Roadside

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Need a place to park your travel trailer for the night..... circa. 1949?

We love old magazines here at Vintage Roadside. Recently we picked up a few vintage travel trailer magazines from the 1940s, and in addition to the fantastic advertisements, the articles are a wonderful read. We were thrilled to find that the September 1949 issue of Trailer Travel had not only a Route 66 trip report but also a Highway 99 report. Since we just had our own Highway 99 journey it was wonderful to read of the same route taken 60 years ago!

One of the fun services the magazine provided was a list of the newer trailer parks in several states. So, if you've ever daydreamed about living in a 1949 Spartan Royal Mansion - here's a few places you could have called home.

  • Vulcan Trailer Park. Birmingham, Alabama. "Modern Laundry, Inside Drying Room, Near Shopping Center"
  • Peek-A-Boo Auto & Trailer Park. El Cerrito, California. "On U.S. Highway 40, Modern Paved Streets, Finest in Bay Area"
  • Trailer Farm. Grand Junction, Colorado. "Artesian Water, Sheds for Shade"
  • Briny Breezes Park. Delray Beach, Florida. "Located on the Atlantic Ocean, 40 Acres, Close to Gulfstream's Famous Polo Fields"
  • Green Star Trailer Park. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. "Shade Trees, Restaurant, Bar, Dining Room, Complete Grocery and Meat Market"
  • Shady Acres Trailer Park. Danville, Georgia. "New, modern, spacious, livable. 20 acres of beautiful century old maple trees"
  • Ted's Dryv-Inn & Trailer Town. Gary, Indiana. "Tumble-type clothes dryers, Telegrams, Telephones available 24 hours a day, Special deliveries reported on P.A. system"
  • Tredwell's Lakeside Grove. Cape Cod, Massachusetts. "The Threshold of Cape Cod, Private Sandy Beach, Shuffle Boards, Store, Cabins & Cottages"
  • The Palms Court. Overton, Nevada. "Year around bass fishing - Grass and Shade - A friendly and healthy place to spend the winter - $15.00 a month"
  • Cedar Lane Trailer Park. Winston-Salem, North Carolina. "22 1/2 Acres of Large Beautiful Oaks, Tennis Courts, Children's Play House, Lounge"
  • Village Green Trailer Park. Media, Pennsylvania. "Swimming, Dancing, 100 lots, A Tree for Every Trailer"
  • Wagon Wheel Trailer Court. Amarillo, Texas. "Located on U.S. Highway 66 - All gravel grounds - close to drive in theatre - $1.00 per night - $4.50 per week"
We hope everyone had a great weekend!

Jeff & Kelly
Vintage Roadside