Tag Archives: vintage

Airstream Karaoke

Some things are acknowledged classics: the ’59 Caddy, the gin martini, the Airstream trailer. Some other things, which might have started out on the cheesy side—say, Saturday Night Fever—have edged over toward the classic, by virtue of nostalgia and time. You might think the same of karaoke: once an eye-roller, and now a kind of … Continue reading Airstream Karaoke

The Beerstream

Meet the Beerstream… …a 1967 Airstream Overlander Land Yacht converted into a mobile beer and cocktail bar. Last year wedding photographer Ely Roberts and his wife Abby (a labor and delivery nurse) relocated from San Luis Obispo, California to Bend, Oregon, where their new home offers two things they enjoy: outdoor recreation, and good beer. … Continue reading The Beerstream

Magnolia Pearl

John Gray and Robin Brown customized every inch of their 1972 24-foot Airstream Safari. Basic restoration work included new tires, an axle with 5000# rating, new plumbing, new insulation, and new electrical wiring—but all of that was merely a base for an elaborate Victorian-themed interior designed specifically for their business, Magnolia Pearl, Robin Brown’s unique … Continue reading Magnolia Pearl

Amazing Vintage Interiors—Part 2

1968 Airstream Ambassador Uwe Salwender of Area 52 Productions reconstructed this trailer to be completely functional for work on the road while retaining the vintage appeal of the 1968 shell. The owners wanted an eco-friendly entertaining space, a premium sound system, separate beds, enough space to store their bicycles inside, a “wonderful galley so we … Continue reading Amazing Vintage Interiors—Part 2

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