Only in Sarasota: Airstream Trailers, the Sarasota Fairgrounds

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This month's Only in Sarasota illustration: Airstream trailers at the Sarasota Fairgrounds.


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Sarasota Fairgrounds

After World War II, many Americans headed to Florida in sleek Airstream trailers for a sunny winter sojourn. In Sarasota, their home was the fairgrounds at Ringling Boulevard and Tuttle, and for one week in February, they still converge there today. Illustrator John Pirman happened upon “the bullet-shaped, shimmering aluminum trailers all lined up in multiple rows, reflecting the winter sunshine,” and decided the annual pilgrimage makes “an amazing sight,” one that evokes the eternal romance of the American road trip.

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This article appears in the May 2014 issue of Sarasota Magazine. Like what you read? Click here to subscribe. >>

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