Category: Unique Airstreams

A copper Airstream that’s not small change

That old quote “You shine up like a new penny” needn’t be applied just to characters in movies or books. Anything with classic good looks—say, perhaps a 1961 Flying Cloud Airstream—just needs a bit of sprucing to hit the road in fine style. The Kit and Ace trailer has those good looks down cold, and … Continue reading A copper Airstream that’s not small change

StoryCorps Airstream

For more than a decade the StoryCorps project has been providing people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to record, share and preserve their stories. “We believe every story matters,” states the StoryCorps website. “We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, and to teach … Continue reading StoryCorps Airstream

Route 66: the Mother Road Ends at an Airstream

All things depart from, and all things return to the Mother Road. Poetic sentiments aside, there’s a shine of truth on that statement, just as there’s a shine on the 2015 Bambi that keeps that statement alive. The “Mother Road” was one of the names for the fabled Route 66, one of our country’s first … Continue reading Route 66: the Mother Road Ends at an Airstream

The Misfits: Reno eNVy and Airstream

Reno eNVy began ten years ago as a t-shirt vendor at the Reno River Festival, selling tees printed with their logo: a simple line drawing of a silver trailer topped with an old school tv antenna. Today, with an expanded product line of traileriffic apparel and novelty items, their 1800-square-foot location in the heart of … Continue reading The Misfits: Reno eNVy and Airstream

This Trailer Flies Without Ever Leaving the Ground

At first glance, this seems like an idea that would never fly. Well, it doesn’t actually fly, but you know what I mean. Don’t forget that the father of Airstream, Wally Byam, was inspired by the designs created by Hawley Bowlus. Bowlus happened to have overseen the construction of an uppity little aircraft known as … Continue reading This Trailer Flies Without Ever Leaving the Ground

This Airstream Has Fleas (and Vintage Ones at That)

So you love vintage motorcycles, and maybe even riding those motorcycles in vintage clothes, which you also love. And maybe you ride those motorcycles all the way to Wisconsin (by way of Florida) from New York to check out some vintage trailers, which you think might make great vintage-goods shops, shops that could be the … Continue reading This Airstream Has Fleas (and Vintage Ones at That)

This Cigar Wrapper is Aluminum

You can’t fault Michigan brothers Brian and Jason Maynard for snagging the 31” 1974 Airstream from the guy who was living in it in his aunt’s driveway: it was the perfect fit for their proposed Cuban Missile mobile cigar-bar concept. And since the trailer has now hosted events like a cigar-themed charity fundraiser for the … Continue reading This Cigar Wrapper is Aluminum

This Austin Airstream Sounds as Good as It Looks

Austin, Texas has long been known for its eclectic music scene, and it continues to be a source of musical ferment and experiment. In the last few years, it’s also become renowned for its Airstream scene—it’s hard to toss a Stetson without it landing on some Airstream business’s antenna, whether the trailer has been converted … Continue reading This Austin Airstream Sounds as Good as It Looks

Museum on the Move

It’s only fitting that the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Museum on the Move (MoM) is a vintage Airstream, because the trailers have such a rich history of their own. As Professor John Troutman, the history instructor that brought the museum concept to life says, “What vehicle to support a mobile museum is more historical, … Continue reading Museum on the Move