Join us this week as we visit with Fire Fighter and Paramedic, Karl Hegle! Karl and Tracy discuss how to handle unexpected emergencies while camping and traveling. Remember, no one thinks that they will ever be put in a position to have to assist, or themselves become a victim! But, it happens on a regular basis, and it may very well be you or a family member that needs life-saving help! This episode is a primer as to how you should expand your first aid knowledge!
Join us this week with our first show of 2018! We have the opportunity to speak with a man who thought so far outside the box when it came to building a RV. Keith Reever built a unique and very unusual travel trailer from a 1966 Beachcraft twin-prop airplane, that he acquired from an airplane boneyard. Keith walks us through his build process, as we show you a few photos of this project!
What in the world is Trailer Prom? Probably, the most fun you can ask for in one evening! Tinker Tin Trailer Co. brings you music from a swingin’ cowboy band and dancing to a wide variety of music, a vintage trailer park, food, the largest group of fun people anywhere, a way to express your crazy Trailer Prom attire, and the best-tasting craft beer that one could ask for! All of which all happens at BarrelHouse Brewery in Paso Robles, CA!
What in the world is Trailer Prom? Probably, the most fun you can ask for in one evening! Tinker Tin Trailer Co. brings you music from a swingin' cowboy band and dancing to a wide variety of music, a vintage trailer park, food, the largest group of fun people anywhere, a way to express your crazy Trailer Prom attire, and the best-tasting craft beer that one could ask for! All of which all happens at BarrelHouse Brewery in Paso Robles, CA!
Team Flamingo recently journeyed to the Northern California town of Fairfax, which is home to Marin Museum of Bicycling. We attended the induction ceremony and dinner for the 4 new members into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame! Museum Curator, Joe Breeze, gave us some history and future plans for the museum. And, we had the opportunity to sit down with one of the inductees, Brent Foes of Foes Racing, as he explained his contributions to the sport of Mountain Biking! We were also joined by...
Have you ever considered building your own teardrop trailer? If you have considered, contemplated, bought plans, or began the build, this episode is for you! We had the privilege of speaking with master woodworker, Chip Trebour, who built an outstanding specimen of teardrop trailer! Built of high quality wood, aluminum, and copper, and its design, make this little teardrop a show-stopper!
Join us this week as Team Flamingo visits with Tim Heintz of Heintz Designs Vintage Trailer Restorations! We learn how his childhood experiences and exposure to trailers led him to an outstanding career in rescuing and restoring vintage travel trailers! Team Flamingo steps back in time on road trips... Using paper maps in your RV! Yes, there are some advantages over today's GPS!
Join Team Flamingo this week as we visit with Vicky Monroe, a Wildlife Biologist with California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and discuss bears, and their interaction with people! Vicky gives advice that will make your outdoor adventures bear-free, and could possibly save your life! Team Flamingo also offers a tip on how to see your RV steps in the darkness of night... without a light!
Join us this week as we visit with Alison Miller, as she explains her life on the road, her mission, "workamping", her interaction with new friends, and a very unique location to add to her journey... Opera in the Ozarks! Team Flamingo offers a solution to those pesky mice in your RV!
Join us this week as Laurie Summers and Joe Dufrene visit with us about a wonderful campground destination on the California coast, Faria Beach Park! They are longtime campers in this area, and make this location sound like a must-visit for any RVer! And, because so many folks are on the road with their RVs, Team Flamingo wants to remind you, once again, of preventative maintenance on your RV and tow vehicle, and how some of these topics relate to your personal safety!
Join us this week as Team Flamingo brings you the excitement from The Murphy Auto Museum 5th Annual Vintage Trailer Show, in Oxnard, CA! We sit down with the museums Executive Director, David Neel, to learn more about the event and The Murphy Auto Museum's history. And, we get to visit with some of this year's participants. They are displaying everything from unusual, to LARGE... to the first-ever Flamingo Freak Show!
Join us this week as Team Flamingo travels North to the Alameda Point Concours d'Elegance, as the event has added a display of vintage campers! A variety of cars and motorcycles graced the Parade Grounds of the Alameda Naval Air Station for the second year, and the vintage camper display was an obvious hit with participants and spectators alike! I wonder which vehicle won the Haggerty Classic Car Insurance "People's Choice Award"? Listen in to find out!
Join Team Flamingo this week, as we take you to the 10th Annual Friends of Steve McQueen Car & Motorcycle Show! This is an outstanding event located in Chino Hills, CA, as a benefit for Boys Republic, which has been in place for 107 years, helping troubled boys and girls. Steve McQueen was actually a resident at Boys Republic during his teen years, prior to becoming a famous and admired actor! This is a show that has not only a wide variety of vehicles from collectors and builders, but...
Join us this week, as Team Flamingo lists the upcoming events where we will be participating and recording! Larry Shank shares his family's history in camping, as well as the many camping heirlooms that were passed along to him! And, he still uses them today! We visit with our friend, Officer Ed Smith of the California Highway Patrol, to learn how to prepare for, and what actions to take should you be caught in an unexpected dust storm! This segment could save your life!
Join us this week as we speak with many of our friends at the 10th Annual Pismo Vintage Trailer Rally at Pismo Beach, CA! As always, this is one of the premier vintage RV events in California, and this year did not disappoint! Pink Flamingo RV Radio was on-location, and recording throughout the day of the Open House, and were privileged to catch up with several of the vintage trailer hobby's notable names! Pull up a chair and enjoy our longest show ever!
Join us this week as Team Flamingo speaks with Zina Lacy, regarding her artwork-renovations of vintage trailers! Zina's trailers are so sought after, that she has a waiting list for custom builds, and sells all of her trailers when attending events! And, Team Flamingo reminds everyone that May 18, 19, 20, & 21st is the Pismo Vintage Trailer Rally! We hope to see you there!
This week, Team Flamingo invites you to visit our YouTube channel, and view the rescue of a 1969 Venture motorhome! Beyond the latest video, the Team also describes the rescue in detail, and talks about their upcoming participation at the Pismo Vintage Trailer Rally, at Pismo Coast RV Village in California! We hope to see you there!!
Join us this week as Team Flamingo shares another unique vintage-find to add to their ongoing collection! And, Captain Steve Lambrick discusses his passion for flying the historic, 1928 Ford Tri-Motor airplane! Tracy was fortunate enough to catch a ride in this beautiful, early commercial aircraft! Opportunities like this await your RVing travels!
Join us this week as Team Flamingo shares their latest finds, purchases, and "follow-me-homes"! Is there anything that these guys aren't interested in? As we mentioned last week, Pink Flamingo has a new sponsor, and the Team is excited to share an interview with Tony Barthel of "Curbside Car Show Calendar"! There is a significant connection between classic-vintage-collector cars, and the RV hobby. Many folks are venturing to car shows to seek out specific cars to tow their RVs. And, many...
Team Flamingo offers some ideas for your next travels! Don't be in a hurry to get to your location, as there are so many attractions to see on your journey! Gary Warner of Vintage Trailer Rescue shares his logical insight into planning your trailer restoration or remodel. His approach will ease your anxiety over what sometimes seems to be an overwhelming task!