#VINTAGERV/RALLY: Register for the GMC Motorhomes International Rally from Oct 8th-13th in Buellton, California

BY Barry Ard—Please join GMC Motorhome International (GMCMI) members and other vintage RV owners from across North America October 8th-13th at the organization’s fall convention at the Flying Flags Resort in Buellton, California — a breathtaking location less than 12 miles from glorious sandy beaches and the Pacific Ocean.

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This stunning location offers a ton of incredible activities on the campus and within walking distance. The convention will offer multiple tech and non-tech sessions, as well as lots of new socially-based activities. Food, wine and good times will be bountiful!

Social activities will include, but are not limited, to:

  • Wine/Cheese & Jazz Reception
  • A Pot Luck Tiki Luau
  • An Outdoor Movie Night
  • A Dog Beauty Pageant
  • Themed breakfasts
  • A Live Musical Performance by the Palm Beachers band
  • A BBQ Cookout
  • The Hot Dog TV Show Dinner
  • An Ice Cream Bar
  • …and so much more!!!

Click here to register: https://bit.ly/gmcmifall24

Fall 2024 Rally Pricing with Vintage RV: 

$685 for Dual Occupancy Vintage RV
$585 for Single Occupancy Vintage RV

Pricing with Additional Guests In Your Vintage RV:

$810 for a Three Person Occupancy Vintage RV
$935 for a Four Person Occupancy Vintage RV

Your reservation is for the convention dates only. It includes:

  • One motorhome site with full hookups for 5 nights and 6 days
  • All scheduled GMCMI activities
  • Some meals will be provided.

The schedule of activities and provided meals will be sent out asap as we are still finalizing the plan.

Click here to register: https://bit.ly/gmcmifall24

Flying Flag Resort Site Details

GMCMI has Classic Pull Thru sites and Premium Pull Thru sites reserved for rally attendees with their own RV on a first come, first served basis.

Averaging 50 feet in length, the Classic Pull Thru site is a crushed granite pad is perfect for small and mid-sized RVs, but not suitable for 5th wheel trailers. With 20/30/50 amp, sewer, water, electric and cable, it has everything you need keep the whole family comfortable.

Averaging 38–50 feet in length, the Premium Pull Thru site is a crushed granite campsite pad delivers everything our Classic Pull Thru sites bring to the table—plus a picnic table. Enjoy 20/30/50 amp, sewer, water, electric and cable. 

Pricing if Attending Without a GMC Motorhome or Other Vintage RV Brand

If you plan on attending without an RV, pricing is as follows:

$125 for a Single Person Convention Ticket – No Lodging Included
$250 for a Two Person Convention Ticket – No Lodging Included

Click for Registration form: https://bit.ly/gmcmifall24

If want help booking lodging at our pre-negotiated rate for attendees, note that there are cabins, upscale tents, Airstreams, and a very nice hotel next door, all managed by Flying Flags Resort. Make sure to mention that you are with the GMC Motorhome International Convention to receive the discounted rate. Call or email:

Megan Friend
Flying Flags Resort
Area Sales Manager
Office: (+1) (805) 888-0165
[email protected]


For additional questions about the Fall 2024 GMCMI Convention, please email:
Mike Kociela – GMCMI Convention Manager at [email protected]

Cancellations will be handled on a case-by-case basis and may not be subject to any form of refund.

About The Flying Flags Resort

Watch this Episode of the Vintage GMC Motorhome TV Show for Information About the GMC Motorhome Lifestyle

We look forward to spending time with you and all of the new and exciting things coming to the GMCMI community!

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Legendary Local Attractions

Enjoy an Enchanting Horseback Ride

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Go back in time to Old California on a quiet, rustic ride through nature. Located along the Santa Ynez River at nearby River View Park in Buellton. Perfect for families, couples, and horse lovers of all ages. Kids age 8 and up can join the trail ride. Kids age 5 and up can join their parents on a Family Fun Ride. Kids age 2 and up love The Magical Pony Encounter. Rides daily by reservation.

Information on Rides

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Ostrichland U.S.A.

With 100+ giant birds, Ostrichland U.S.A is one of the biggest attractions in Buellton. Get close enough to see how you measure up to the refuge’s ostriches and emus. And try your hand feeding the birds by hand while you’re there. Ostrichland’s gift shop sells unique ostrich wares and ostrich eggs, so if you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can bring the experience to your breakfast table too.

Hours & Ostriches

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Avila Beach

With its rocky outcrops and its royal blue waters, California’s Central Coast is like none other. And with an hour’s drive from our grounds in Buellton, you can sink your toes into the sand and feel the sun on your back at Avila Beach. With paddle board rentals, whale watching expeditions and surf schools, this beach offers a whole lot of excitement alongside extraordinary scenery.

Find Adventure at Avila

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Sideways Lounge & Santa Ynez Sausage Company

When you stay at Flying Flags, you’re just a stone’s throw away from the best bar in Buellton. Located at our sister property next door, Sideways Lounge has a long list of local wines, craft beers and creative cocktails. And the Santa Ynez Sausage Company truck supplies house-made sausages and hand-cut Belgian fries just outside too. For top-notch eats and top-shelf drinks, you can count on Sideways Lounge.

View the Menu and the Vibe

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Mendenhall’s Museum of Gasoline Pumps & Petroliana

Take a road trip down memory lane in this charming roadside museum. Filled with vintage gasoline pumps, globes and road signs, it delivers a wall-to-wall Americana atmosphere. With tour guides to take you through their incredible private collection and truly stunning number of antique finds to take photos with, this stop will fill half your afternoon and a whole lot of your camera roll too.

Get Your Trip in Gear

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Alma Rosa Winery

The Santa Ynez Valley is filled with truly stunning wineries. And Alma Rosa is one of our favorites. With north-facing slopes, they produce layered Chardonnays and balanced pinot noirs. And with a tasting room that feels more like an art gallery, they serve up a bit of sophistication too. For great wines and an even better time, you don’t want to miss Alma Rosa.

Take a Look at the Tasting Room

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Hans Christian Andersen Museum

Step into a storybook in this cozy, little museum. Just down the road in Solvang, admission is free and displays explore the life and work of Hans Christian Andersen, author of many fairytale classics like The Ugly Duckling and The Little Mermaid. When you’ve had your fill of fairytales, stick around to explore the uniquely Danish charm and unbelievable Danish pastries of the city of Solvang.

Address & More on the Author

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Fall 2024 Rally Registration form: https://bit.ly/gmcmifall24

About GMC Motorhomes International

GMC Motorhome International was formed on July 21, 1982 and is made up of around 1,000 owners and enthusiasts of the classic GMC Motorhomes that were produced from 1973 to 1978.

We invite you to explore their website (gmcmi.com) and consider becoming a GMCMI member.


GMC Motorhomes International is an organization dedicated to promoting the legacy, enjoyment and use of GMC Motorhomes. Our goal is to provide fellowship and technical information through continuous improvement of communications and conventions.

Membership Requirements:

  • Have an interest in the Classic GMC Motorhome
  • GMC Motorhome ownership is not required


  • GMC Vintage Rving Award-Winning Quarterly Magazine
  • GMCMI Publication Article Index
  • GMCMI Membership Roster
  • GMC Motorhome Parts Interchange Index – Paper and Electronic Version
  • GMCMI.com Website – the GMC Motorhome Community Connection of Information
  • Two Facebook pages: Vintage GMC Motorhomes and GMCMI
  • Bi-monthly eNews
  • Free classified advertising in the magazine
  • Attend GMCMI Conventions and Events

Follow GMCMI on Social Media:

Website: GMCMI.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/439249376261161

Instagram:  @vintageGMCmotorhomes



Local GMC Motorhome Owner Chapters

GMC Cascaders
Oregon, Washington, Idaho, British Columbia & Alberta (Canada)
Website: www.gmc-cascaders.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GMCCascaders/

GMC Classics
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
Website: www.gmcclassics.com
Facebook (closed group): www.facebook.com/groups/gmcclassicsclub/

GMC Colonial Travelers
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland & SE New York
Website: www.gmccolonial.com

GMC Dixielanders
Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Western Carolinas
Website: www.gmcdixielanders.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GMC-Dixielanders-610910142357001/?fref=ts
Facebook (closed group): www.facebook.com/groups/751435414991402/

GMC Eastern States
The Mississippi River and east in the United States and Canada
Website: www.gmceast.com

GMC Flatlanders
Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Colorado
Randy Van Winkle | 417-429-5925
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/884368598352256/

GMC Forty-Niners
Northern California & Northwest Nevada
Club Email: [email protected]

GMC Great Lakers
All States & Canada Provinces touching the Great Lakes
Website: www.gmcgreatlakers.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/182402062678966/

GMC Greater Midwest Classics
Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Manitoba and Ontario
Website: www.gmcmidwestclassics.org

GMC Heritage Cruisers
Covering Parts of Ontario, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, & West Virginia
Website: www.gmcheritagecruisers.com

GMC Mountainaires
500 mile radius of Denver, CO
Website: www.gmc-mountainaires.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GMCMountainaires/

GMC Nor’easters
Northeastern portion of the United States and neighboring Canadian provinces
Website: www.gmcnoreasters.org

GMC Pacific Cruisers
Southern California (Los Angeles to San Ysidro)
Website: www.gmcpc.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/452658788228404/

GMC Saguaro Jetset
Website: www.gmcsj.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gmcsj/

GMC 6 Wheelers
Illinois and surrounding states
Affiliations required for membership: none
Email:  [email protected]
Website:  http://www.gmc6wheelers.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/gmc6wheelers

GMC Sunshine Statesmen
Website: www.gmcss.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GMC-Sunshine-Statesmen-703965912957918/

GMC Tidewater Crabs
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia & District of Columbia
Club Email: [email protected]
Closed Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/141736789738596/

GMC Western States
Mainly drawn from the 11 western states and 3 western provinces of Canada.
Website: www.gmcws.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GMC-Western-States-426459820808296/?fref=nf

Other GMC Groups

Aussie Classic GMC Motorhomes
Gail Bennett | Coordinator | [email protected]

GMC Motorhome Tulsa Lunch Bunch
Join us for lunch and friendship. Every first Friday of the month. Golden Corral 71st and Mingo, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Newcomers welcome!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GMC-Motorhome-Tulsa-753600574784610/

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