Category: Unique Airstreams

Amazing Vintage Interiors—Part 1

Since 2004 Airstream Life magazine has been publishing articles about some of the most incredible travel trailer restorations and customization. The very best ones combine artistry with technical expertise to produce a vehicle that is both beautiful and practical. In this two-part series we’ll review just a sampling of those projects for your consideration. 1954 … Continue reading Amazing Vintage Interiors—Part 1

A National Park on Wheels

Airstreams have had a long, congenial relationship with the National Park system—the two rather grew up together, with Airstream kind of a kid brother to the older park system. Indeed, this year Airstream produced the Pendleton trailer, a commemorative issue recognizing the park system’s 100th anniversary. Having been a seasonal ranger for Grand Teton National … Continue reading A National Park on Wheels

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