Tag Archives: vintage

Bowlus, Then and Now—Part 2

Catch up with Part 1 of “Bowlus, Then and Now” in the last issue of Outside Interests When we last left our hero, Hawley Bowlus was an innovator in trailer traveling in the mid-1930s, and building his Road Chiefs using the most advanced technology and materials available. His trailers were a monocoque design, that “nobody … Continue reading Bowlus, Then and Now—Part 2

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

My Airstream Style

The Airstream: An almost completely refurbished 1966 Trade Wind, and a gutted 1956 Overlander—California wide body, 13-panel front and whale tail—gutted and ready to start work on. The Airstreamer: Elizabeth Jose, New Mexico My Airstream style: I have a love affair with the big landscapes of the southwest, particularly rocky ones on a massive scale, … Continue reading My Airstream Style

Ask Outside Interests – 9/22/15

In Outside Interests 18, Rich Luhr—author of Airstream Life’s (Nearly) Complete Guide To Airstream Maintenance—helped readers with a sticky subject: polyurethane sealants.  Cam M. dropped us a line. “Excellent article about sealants,” Cam wrote. “One hurdle I have, not covered in your article, is whether the old sealant has to be removed, or in areas … Continue reading Ask Outside Interests – 9/22/15

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)

The Airstream Barber

Can a good haircut change your life? “I might be biased,” said Traditional Master Barber Nicolàs “Neekz” Martinez, “but if the way you look effects the way people treat you, and the way you feel about yourself, then yes.” “Veteran Tonsorialist” Martinez is currently changing lives—one head of hair at a time—with Lucy, his mobile … Continue reading The Airstream Barber