Airstreams On Main

by Teri Vance

 

Carson City’s downtown will be glittering with silver this weekend as Airstream trailers park along Carson Street for an international rally. “We’re going to be in every pullout and along some side streets,” said Robert Stansbury, co-founder of the Lake Tahoe Airstream Club, which is sponsoring the event. More than 30 rigs are expected to attend the Airstreams on Main from Friday through Sunday. Participants — who will be arriving from across the country, along with international guests — will take part in the Carson City Wine Walk on Saturday. The Airstreams will open their doors from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday.

“People can come look in the trailers and ask questions,” Stansbury said. The night will conclude with a bluegrass concert in McFadden Plaza featuring the Little Big Band. Stansbury and his wife, Cecilia, are organizing the rally. The couple moved in 2010 to Carson City, where Cecelia lived as a child when her father served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. As members of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International, they have visited the capitals of 49 states, attended 10 international rallies all over the country and toured 34 national parks.

 

They are certain the club will enjoy the rally in Nevada’s capital city. “Instead of getting in an RV park and goofing around, we want to get out in the community and mix with the residents,” Robert Stansbury said. “I think people will really like it. They’ll enjoy the beauty, the many vistas, the snow on the mountains and the proximity to Lake Tahoe. They’ll be able to take advantage of all the downtown improvements. It’ll be great for them.” It should also be a treat for Carson City residents, who will be invited to check out the trailers and interact with the owners. “Anytime you get a bunch of aluminum together, people seem to show up,” Stansbury said. “It should be fun for everybody.”

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Airstream on the Main open house

WHEN: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday

WHERE: Downtown Carson City

INFORMATION: For more information, go to visitcarsoncity.com/event/airstreams-on-the-main/