Vintage Caravan Magazine Issue 36 - Page 22

I was beyond excited about attending this event for two reasons: Firstly, because it was whilst attending Hot August Nights back in 2012 that I bought my trailer “Rosie the Riveted” from the Salvation Army store across the road from the swap meet right there in Reno. Secondly, because Hot August Nights is one of my favorite car shows ever and having vintage trailers in the program this year for the first time made an already awesome event just a thousand times more awesome. My sister on the Fly friend Mary and I had a great road trip down to Nevada from Oregon and it was fun traveling with someone else with an older car as well. We stopped overnight at Susanville so we had an easy drive into Reno on the Tuesday. We rolled into the surprisingly verdant and lush Rancho San Rafael Regional Park at around 11am where our very friendly camp hosts Sherry and Brad Pearce checked us in. After that we were free to choose our own spaces overlooking rolling hills, yet we were only a couple of minutes from downtown Reno! It was perfect! With our first parade appearance through the streets of nearby Sparks being held on that Tuesday evening, most of us held off on setting up and decorating too much until after we got back from the parade, but that didn’t stop the public from pouring in hoping to get a glimpse of these curious time capsules of ours from the minute we rolled in until the day we left. Even though the advertised “Open Days” were supposed to be only from 10am – 4pm Wednesday to Saturday, our biggest challenge was getting any time to ourselves with the 20 | vintagetrailermagazine