Originally Posted by safari57
Fred, do you have a book I can purchase or a website with these types of pictures and the comments like you added for this picture? I have obviously been looking in all the wrong places. I may be missing something very enjoyable. I really love this stuff. Thanks again, Barry
No book or website yet, excpet for one about Pendleton National Park Blankets: home page
. I'm the woolmaster there.
Many old Airstream photos are posted on the Sierra Nevada Unit's web site: Sierra Nevada Airstreams
... so spend some time poking around there.
I write a history column for Airstream Life Magazine
called "Old Aluminum Adventures" that covers topics such as early Wally Byam and WBCCI Caravans, experimental trailers, interesting old trailer accessories, etc. I plod around in the past. In the current Fall 2007 issue I have written about one family's experiences on the 1956
European Caravan, during which the photo you admire was taken. The article has other Kodachrome photos of that caravan with pastel colored tow vehicles and shiny Airstreams in tow, delicious eye candy.
Over the past 4 years I have written nuts-and-bolts trailer ID articles in the VAC's "Vintage Advantage" newsletter that detail Airstream trailer develpment and features from 1947 to 1968
, the range of my knowledge.
Gathering factual data and old trailer images is a never-ending process that takes time and focus. I'm still plugging away at it. Thanks for asking.