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Old 03-10-2016, 10:15 PM   #29
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Decided I might as well re-post the photo so that you don't need to follow the link:
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Old 03-17-2016, 09:54 AM   #30
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66 thx for posting the pics. Very nice. We always tease that some day we will do a photo shoot with dress and pumps and a blazer for Christmas cards.
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Old 03-30-2019, 12:28 AM   #31
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Major Update!!!

This "oddball" trailer has been sold and is in the process of being restored and will make a road trip to Jackson Center and other locations this coming summer!!!

Apparently "Mark in Modesto" passed away and in the summer of 2017 this trailer was purchased from his estate by the owner of Vintage Camper Trailers magazine.

Here is a link to a page about the restoration and road trip:
https://www.vintagecampertrailers.co...airstream.html

Here is a link to a little more history about this trailer and interior and exterior "before" and "deconstruction" photos from the ongoing restoration:
https://www.vintagecampertrailers.co...m-history.html

Those that want to see the restored trailer will have several chances during the road trip this summer! Check the top link above for schedule details.

Rest in peace Mark. It sounds like your trailer is in good hands.
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Old 03-30-2019, 06:27 AM   #32
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Wow! Thanks! Very interesting.
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Old 03-30-2019, 07:56 AM   #33
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Overlander and others,

What a nice completion to a mystery beginning story.

I'm very impressed by the knowledge, the curiosity, and the willingness to unravel these Airstream stories.

I hope Airstream appreciates our love affairs with their product.

Thank you for documenting all of this and for updating us on the progress.

Rest in peace Mark from Modesto and thank you for your continued checking in on the formus over the years.
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Thanks for sharing Joe!
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Old 03-30-2019, 09:41 AM   #35
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To update my latest "theory" about this trailer, I am now not so sure it was used by Art Costello to lead caravan 29 to Eastern Mexico in 1962 because the new interior photos of this trailer show it to be different than the one in the photo with the wife of the President of Mexico. One would assume that if this trailer went on the 1962 Caravan, the wife of the President of Mexico would have most likely been greeted inside it, though Art Costello using this trailer on that caravan still seems possible and maybe even likely.

The new piece of information that I gleaned from the "more history" link in my last post above is that, according to the Airstream Company Historian, in 1961 Airstream was investigating making a "Golden Caravan", essentially a "cost is no object" top of the line trailer. It makes sense that this trailer with a gold band was a prototype for that activity, though this does not prove or disprove the Mexico Caravan theory.

If this trailer was not used to lead the 1962 Eastern Mexico Caravan, I can only guess that Art Costello may have taken this trailer to a Rally to get feedback from potential customers. At least this is my only other working theory as to how the WBCCI number 100 might have come to be on the trailer.

Maybe someday photos will surface of either the 1962 Eastern Mexico Caravan or some Rally (possibly a 1962 Airstream Company sponsored rally) showing this trailer in use with #100 on it to support one, the other, or both theories.
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Old 03-30-2019, 06:58 PM   #36
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Minor correction. As I was looking for something else today, I found multiple citings noting Art Costello as the leader for the 1962 Western Mexico Caravan, not the 1962 Eastern Mexico Caravan. Not sure how I got that wrong all those years ago.

Not that this tiny detail matters much, as Andy Charles led one of the 1962 Mexico Caravans and Art Costello the other. Both caravans ran simultaneously and met in Mexico City. I just try to keep my postings as factually accurate as possible and don't have a problem posting a correction when necessary.
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