Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New t-shirt available at Vintage Roadside - The Squirrel Lodge!

Previously only available at the National Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Conference in Nashville, we're pleased to offer the Squirrel Lodge as our first new website offering of 2010!

We're currently accepting pre-orders and will be shipping all Squirrel Lodge shirts on Tuesday, January 26th.

To place your order and to read more history about Squirrel Lodge please visit our Squirrel Lodge page here.

Jeff & Kelly
Vintage Roadside

Monday, January 18, 2010

Vintage Roadside + Charles Phoenix = Modernism Week fun!

We're thrilled to announce we'll be spending the evening of February 19th at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs as part of Modernism Week. What's going on at the Ace you may ask? An evening with the one-and-only Charles Phoenix! "But wait there's more!", as they say on TV. You'll also be the first to see two brand-new Vintage Roadside t-shirts we're launching as part of Modernism Week. We'll be offering a selection of Charles' books at the Vintage Roadside booth and hosting a book signing by Charles after his performance. We've seen a number of Charles' performances and can guarantee you'll not want to miss this!

  • Where: The Ace Hotel. 701 E Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA
  • When: February 19th - 6:30 pm
  • How Much: $20.00
We hope to see you there - it should be a great evening!

Jeff & Kelly
Vintage Roadside

Monday, January 4, 2010

Road Trip ideas for 2010

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you all had a great holiday season with family & friends and the new year is off to a nice start.

As we begin planning our road trips for 2010 we thought it would be fun to pull out a few brochures we've collected and take a look some places that caught our eye. They're places we've not been to yet, but if we find ourselves in the area they look well worth a stop. If you've been to any of them we'd love to hear your thoughts!

The Museum of Appalachia. Norris, Tennessee. From the brochure:

"The museum opened in the late 1960s with one log building, the General Bunch House, on a two-acre plot. Now it has grown to 65 acres, including dozens of authentic log structures, a large Display Building, an extensive Craft and Gift (and Antique) Shop, a Restaurant, the Mountain Heritage Room, the popular Appalachian Hall of Fame Building, the People's Building, and over a quarter million items."

Where: Norris, TN (16 miles north of Knoxville on I-75, exit 122)
When: Open daylight hours the year 'round (closed Christmas Day)
How Much: "Admission Charged" (exact amount not listed in brochure or on website)

The Hall of Flame - Museum of Firefighting. Phoenix, Arizona. From the brochure:

"Over 100 restored pieces of apparatus on exhibit, dating from 1725 to 1969, in six air conditioned galleries." "1951 American La France Fire Engine available for boarding."

Where: Phoenix, AZ. "In Papago Park, across Van Buren Street from the Phoenix Zoo".
When: Open year round, Mon. - Sat. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday Noon to 4:00 pm. (Closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas)
How Much: Adults $6.00, Senior Citizens 62+ $5.00, Students 6-17 $4.00, Children 3-5 $1.50, Children under 3 Free.

Lane Motor Museum. Nashville, Tennessee. From the brochure:

"Lane Motor Museum is one of the few museums in America to specialize in European cars. You will be introduced to over 45 different marques representing Asia, Europe, North and South America...definitely not your typical car museum! Lane Motor Museum is a working museum with a goal to maintain all vehicles in running order."

Where: 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN.
When: Thursday thru Monday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day)
How Much: Adults $5.00, Seniors (55+) $3.00, 17 and Under Free.

Jeff & Kelly
Vintage Roadside