Welcome to the 2018 Salem International Rally

2018 International Rally, Salem, OR

Oregon State Fairgrounds, June 23-30


As you enter Oregon, remember that DRIVING WHILE USING A MOBILE PHONE IN OREGON IS PROHIBITED AND WILL BE TICKETED.  There is some debate as to whether a mobile phone used as a GPS in a dashboard bracket is allowed.  Use good judgement and BE SAFE.  HAVE YOUR PASSENGER USE THE MOBILE PHONE.

Each day the club publishes a “Rally News” with the latest updates, schedule changes and additions to the schedule.  Click >  RALLY NEWS JUNE 22 to download today’s Rally News to your mobile device, or just scroll down to read today’s updates.

Rally News, Issue #2  Editor: Susan Martin #4334

Friday, June 22, 2018

Salem Water Advisory Continues for Vulnerable Population

  • You may have heard about the “Salem Water Crisis”—low levels of algae in the municipal water supply that make tap water unhealthy for pets, children under six years old, medically vulnerable adults, and the elderly. (Water is safe for bathing and washing dishes.) City of Salem drinking water recently passed a safety test, but city officials are leaving a health advisory in effect awhile longer as a precaution.  Your Club has been actively monitoring the situation with the City of Salem and the Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center where our Rally will be held.  To ensure that our attendees have access to clean, safe drinking water, Rally organizers and the Oregon State Fair have arranged to host one of Salem’s free bottled water distribution sites just outside the fairgrounds. For more information visit cityofsalem.net.
  • Additionally, Airstream, Inc. is sponsoring a “purified water bar” refilling station for our Club. This granular activated carbon-filtered unit—conveniently located on the Fairgrounds at the southwest corner of Columbia Hall—has been augmented to include a UV system and a larger polishing filter that will make Salem municipal water safe for drinking. Attendees will be able to conveniently refill bottles with fresh, filtered water free of toxins, chlorine and unwanted tastes and odors, too.

Emergency Information

  • For medical emergencies, call 911.
  • For this and all other emergencies, call (937) 507-5549.  This phone will be answered by a member of the Executive Committee who will assist you as needed.

Rally News is Online

In addition to the print version in the Rally News boxes, a digital version will be posted every night to salem.wbcci.net so you can stay informed with your morning coffee, without leaving your Airstream.

Need Any Service on Your Trailer or Motorhome?
Airstream Adventures Northwest Service will be here beginning at 9:am, June 23. They will be scheduling service appointments online. Go to https://www.airstreamnw.com/internationalrally/, scroll down or click on the “Schedule Service” tab, fill out the form with your desired time, and the service department will do the rest.

Text Messaging

Remember to sign up for the Text Messages on your phone. Text messages sent to your phone will include severe weather updates, last minute schedule changes or other important rally related information. We ask that only members attending the Rally sign up to receive texts to help keep cost down. To sign up during the Rally text the word NEST to phone number 25827. Your cellular phone carrier regular rates may apply.


Check-in (formerly Registration) hours are 9 am-4 pm Thursday, June 21, thru Saturday, June 23, and 1-4 pm on Sunday, June 24.  Bring the red ticket from your Welcome envelop to receive your Welcome Bag.

Amateur Radio Club (ARC)

  • The WBCCI Amateur Radio Club (ARC) will hold its International Rally Net each morning at 0730 hours on 146.430 mHz; listen for WB8RC.
  • The WBCCI ARC station will be set up in the Information Booth located at the edge of the Purple Columbia parking area next to the Natural Resources Center.  Stop in to see us and work the station. Questions? Contact Don Williams – #14207.

Evening Announcements/Items for Rally News

All items for the evening announcements or for the Rally News must be submitted in the Announcements/ Rally News box at Member Services NO LATER THAN 4 p.m. each day.

Access to the Fairgrounds

After 6 pm all gates to the Fairgrounds will be closed. Access to the Fairgrounds will be through the Bull Pen.

Wi-Fi is available in all the buildings.  Use Guest Wireless.  No password required.

Committee Chairs


  • Service animals only are allowed inside buildings.
  • When you have your dog outside, please have him or her on a 6-foot leash. It is important that you pick up after your pet. And please do not leave your pet in a situation that causes them to make constant noise. This is hard on the animal and on your neighbors.

Pump Out Schedule

Pump outs will begin Thursday, June 21, per the following schedule. The color represents the dot that was placed on your location sticker when you arrived.

Green                      Pump out on 6/21, 6/25, and 6/29

Orange                   Pump out on 6/22, and 6/26

Pink                         Pump out on 6/23, and 6/27

Event Date Time Location
Executive Committee Meeting Friday, June 22, 2018 8:00 AM Jackman Long
IBT Seminar & Meeting Friday, June 22, 2018 Following EC Meeting Jackman Long
Host to Host Reception Friday, June 22, 2018 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Floral Bldg. Hall

Saturday, June 23

Roundtable Discussion Leaders Meeting – 10: 30 a.m.  Cascade Hall, Willamette Room

“Device Check” for all presenters using AV equipment (speakers, video projectors, etc.)  Come between 3 and 4 p.m. Cascade Hall, Willamette Room.  Bring your device and connection cables.  You only need to stay a few minutes until your device projects successfully.

Sunday, June 24

If you hear buzzing overhead Sunday morning at 9 a.m., it’s probably the Drones 101 Presentation at the East End of the Pavilion. Take a stroll and learn more about these revolutionary vehicles with a thousand uses.

Wednesday, June 27

A unique presentation, compliments of Airstream Adventures Northwest:

1:30 p.m. in the Willamette Room of Cascade Hall –  Title:  Airstream Tech from a Dealer Perspective by Airstream Adventures Northwest – WHAT AIRSTREAM DEALERS WANT YOU TO KNOW WHEN SCHEDULING SEVICE.

This presentation focuses on tips for service appointments with an Airstream dealer, from setting the appointment with an advisor over the phone, to the day that you bring the vehicle in, and then suggestions for what to focus on when picking up from service.

Presentation Rescheduled:  #112 Pendleton National Park’s Blanket (previously 3 p.m. VAC Pavilion) has been rescheduled to Wed. 10:30 a.m. in the Floral Building Lobby.   At 1 p.m. in the same location, enjoy Fred’s second presentation on Pendleton Blankets.

Recipe for Wednesday’s Dutch Oven Cooking Class  Please bring recipe and ingredients: Dutch Oven Cooking Recipe RECIPE IS POSTED ON salem.wbcci.net under Rally Activities.

Did you know The Wally Byam Airstream Club is now represented in 15 countries?

The custom-made flag with our 13 European countries with Ian & Ariane Jamieson will arrive in Salem on Saturday, just in time for the Opening Ceremony on Sunday.

The Vintage Airstreams are on their way to Salem!

The online registration is closed. Registrations will be accepted on arrival at the fairgrounds. To register, please call WBCCI office at 937-596-5211.

The Rally Arrivals Team looks forward to welcoming you to Salem. Below is helpful information to smooth your arrival experience.

When you arrive to the bullpen, we’ll provide you a rally packet containing rally ribbons, maps, tickets and a welcome letter. We’ve extended parking hours to 8 AM-8 PM. After hours arrivals can overnight in the bullpen/staging area (dry camping) and we’ll park you the next morning. Airstreamers wishing to park together must arrive together – we plan to park rigs in the order in which they arrive as we have 700 plus units to park in a short period of time.

Be prepared. We are camping on a state fairground where water and electric may not be close to your rig. Please bring an additional water hose with a free flow Y adapter so we can daisy chain water if necessary. Bring an additional electric cord and adapters suitable to carry the electrical load your trailer requires. Arrive with your holding tanks empty and fresh water tank completely full.

Important Dates:
June 22: IBT Meeting
June 23: Vintage Airstream Club Parade
June 24:  Vintage Open House, Opening Ceremony
June 27: Delegates Meeting
June 29: Closing Ceremony
June 30: IBT Meeting

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