This is the first Vintage Motorhomes Celebration
hosted by GMC Motorhomes International (GMCMI).
Traditionally, GMCMI holds two conventions
during the year (spring and fall).
We have on occasion had other vintage motorhomes
visit our six night convention. During these times,
the discovery of the motorhomes and their owners was so exciting,
we decided to invite all of you to a Vintage Celebration and
we can promise that you will have a time to remember!

If your group would like to hold a meeting, session, etc.,
we have the accommodations for you!
Contact Kim at 612-501-4600 for more details.

Please bring literature, ads, etc. of your vintage coaches.
We will have bulletin boards available to display such items. Thank you.


March 11, 2017 – Celebration eNews and Schedule

Click here to download Celebration eNews pdf.

Click here to download Celebration schedule pdf.


Vintage Motorhomes Celebration Brochure

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Click here to download brochure and registration form.

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Vintage Motorhomes Celebration Interactive Registration Form

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Hope to see all of you at the Celebration!

If you are unable to attend for the entire Celebration,
please contact Kim for pro-rated fee.

If you have any questions, please call Kim at 612-501-4600 or


The Ammenities

>> The Heart of Oklahoma

Exhibition Center

The exhibition center offers a large convention hall and seven conference rooms for tech sessions, non-tech sessions, group/club gatherings, etc. Adjacent to the Center is a beautiful
RV park.

The Center is located near Interstate 40 in Shawnee, Oklahoma and is just 30 minutes east of the attractions in downtown Oklahoma City. The physical address is 1700 W. Independence, Shawnee, OK 74804; Lon: -96.9483; Lat: 35.34953. The mailing address is PO Box 1466, Shawnee, OK 74804.

When arriving at the Center, we ask that you follow the signs to registration. If you arrive after 5:00 pm, please park in an unoccupied site and register in the morning. Note…you may need to move once registered.

>> Festival Grounds Ammenities

  • Beautiful RV park and grounds
  • Campsites include 50-amp full hook up
  • Free WiFi on the grounds
  • Comfort stations containing showers, washers, dryers and restrooms
  • Seven meeting rooms available (no charge) for club gatherings, social gatherings, sessions, etc. Please contact Kim Weeks to reserve.

>> Indoor/Outdoor Vendor Area

The facilities at Shawnee offers indoor space where we plan on featuring an indoor vendor area (outside vendor area will also be available). Vendors please indicate on registration form if you wish to be inside or outside.


Celebration Highlights

  • Six nights of 50-amp full hookup camping, Friday through Wednesday night
  • Come early for Wednesday and Thursday
  • Three ice cream socials
  • Two catered dinners
  • Daily Morning Coffee with Breakfast Offerings PLUS Freshly-made waffles
  • One catered breakfast
  • 15-21 hours of tech sessions
  • 12-19 hours of non-technical sessions
  • Daily Book Exchange
  • Daily Morning Drawings
  • Ladies Luncheon
  • Exercise Classes
  • Parts, Flea and Craft Market
  • Vintage Motorhome Show “Open House”
  • Participate in the Sunday
    Worship Service Choir
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum Bus Tour
  • Round House Overall Factory Tour

>> Mac the Fire Guy

An RV fire is a terrifying prospect and if you have never experienced one, you probably do not appreciate how quickly it can get out of control.

Mac McCoy, better known as “Mac the Fire Guy”, is a respected authority in the field of RV fire safety.

First, Mac will teach us, how important it is to understand fire itself. Many types of extinguishers are available, so it is important to choose the right one based on the type of fire you might encounter.

Then onto the hands-on demonstration of how to put the fire properly out.

>> Ladies Luncheon with Maxine and her dog, Floyd

Maxine, the cartoon character, with her drooping, grayish exterior and sour spirit to match, has made a big impression. She seems to peer through dark glasses directly at readers, scrutinizing and examining. Then the scrawny old woman utters a humdinger of a crabby comment. That’s Maxine, speaking out for the older generation and making a lot of smiles in the process.

The Ladies of the Tulsa Lunch Bunch is hosting a Ladies Luncheon in honor of “Maxine” and would would like to invite all the ladies to join them on Monday, March 27 at 12:00 pm.

Wouldn’t it be fun to see attendees dressed as Maxine? Or even maybe Floyd, the dog! It is not necessary to dress up, but if you wish, please do. Most importantly join us for a grumpy funtime!

>> The “She Shed”

Ladies, join us at “She Shed” session…blankets, crafts, treats and more! The blankets are easy to do. You don’t even have to sew! Just bring one yard of plain fleece and one yard of printed fleece and your scissors. The blankets are donated to local charities. If any of you ladies have a special craft you would like to share, please let Kim know. Thank you!

>> Pineblock Derby

Get those GMC racers ready for the GMCMI Pineblock Derby! For GMCMI Pineblock Derby Rules go to gmcmi.com/gmcmi-pineblock-derby/. Those of you who have made additional GMC racers, please do bring them to the “Celebration” so that others can race them. Thank you!


Pre-Celebration Offerings

>> Visit Factory of the Largest Pair of Overhalls

One of America’s authentic and enduring symbols of superior workmanship and spirit is Round House Overalls, a Shawnee staple for more than 100 years. Shawnee Garment Factory, the maker of Round House Overalls, is Oklahoma’s oldest operating manufacturing company. Find out how they are made and see the world’s largest pair of overalls! A tour has been arranged and will leave the grounds at 9:00 am on Friday, March 24. There is no cost for the tour (approx. one hour tour). Pre-registration is required. Please reserve your spot on the registration form. Minimum 24, maximum 60.

>> Bus Tour to Musuem

The Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum will take you on a chronological, self-guided interactive tour through the story of April 19, 1995, and the days, weeks, months and years that followed the bombing of Oklahoma City’s Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. After visiting the museum, a National Park Service Ranger will present a site orientation talk about the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial. Upon your return to the bus, you will proceed to Golden Corral for lunch.

We have made arrangements via motorcoach to the museum in Oklahoma City on Thursday, March 23 leaving at 8:00 am and returning approx. at 3:00 pm. The cost is $45 per person (Includes bus, museum ticket, lunch and all gratuities.) Pre-registration is required. Please reserve your seat on the registration form.

For more information on the museum, go to: oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org


The Schedule

TENTATIVE THAT IS…

Wednesday | March 22 | Early Day
1:00 pm    Early Arrival & Registration Begins

Thursday | March 23 | Early Day
7:30 am    Morning Coffee and Donuts
9:00 am    Early Arrival & Registration Opens
8:00 am    Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum Bus Tour
7:30 pm    Ice Cream
8:00 pm    Bingo

Friday | March 24
7:30 am    Morning Coffee and Donuts
9:00 am    Arrival & Registration Opens
9:00 am    The Round House Overalls Tour
1:00 pm     Choir Practice for Sunday Worship Service
3:15 pm    First-Timers Orientation Meeting
5:00 pm    Welcome Meeting with Social to follow
6:30 pm    Catered Meal/Entertainment

Saturday | March 25
7:30 am    Morning Coffee, Donuts, Waffles, Bagels,
English Muffins, Oatmeal, Juice & Fruit
9:00 am    Morning Tech Sessions Begin
9:00 am    Morning Non-Tech Sessions Begin
1:00 pm    Afternoon Tech Sessions Begin
1:00 pm    Afternoon Non-Tech Sessions Begin

Sunday | March 26
7:30 am    Catered Breakfast
9:00 am    Worship Service
10:30 am    Morning Tech Sessions Begin
10:30 am    Morning Non-Tech Sessions Begin
1:00 pm     Parts, Flea & Craft Market
3:00 pm    Vintage Motorhome Show
7:30 pm    Ice Cream Social

Monday | March 27
7:30 am    Morning Coffee, Donuts, Waffles, Bagels, English Muffins, Oatmeal, Juice & Fruit
9:00 am    Morning Tech Sessions Begin
9:00 am    Morning Non-Tech Sessions Begin
12:00 pm    Ladies Luncheon
1:00 pm    Afternoon Tech Sessions Begin
3:15 pm    Afternoon Non-Tech Sessions Begin

Tuesday | March 28
7:30 am    Morning Coffee, Donuts, Waffles, Bagels, English Muffins, Oatmeal, Juice & Fruit
7:30 am    Pineblock Derby Weigh-in
9:00 am    Morning Tech Sessions Begin
9:00 am    Morning Non-Tech Sessions Begin
1:00 pm    Afternoon Tech Sessions Begin
1:00 pm    Afternoon Non-Tech Sessions Begin
7:30 pm    Ice Cream Social
8:15 pm    Pineblock Derby Races

Wednesday | March 29
7:30 am    Morning Coffee, Donuts, Waffles, Bagels, English Muffins, Oatmeal, Juice & Fruit
9:00 am    Morning Tech Sessions Begin
9:00 am    Morning Non-Tech Sessions Begin
11:00 am    GMCMI Membership Meeting
12:30 pm    Luncheon and Raffle

Thursday | March 30
11:00 am    Campground Checkout – Celebration Ends – Have A Safe Trip Home!


One Response to 2017s-conv-info

  • It was easy – downloaded form – filled it in – sent to Kim. She was so nice – she sent me a paypal invoice -paid it with my credit card. I am booked – see you all there!

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