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Old 01-04-2008, 01:14 PM   #15
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These are the same guys that use a singing cow for their TV commercials. I love it. By the way, it isn't free publicity. That crane and backhoe didn't come cheap!
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:48 PM   #16
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They just use them to lure unsuspecting potential customers into their lurid dealership. Something referred to as the classic "bates and switch".
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With the angle that those long ones are planted at, I can imagine one or more of those things toppling over in a good rain and wind storm.
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IMPO this stunt is unworthy of an Airstream Dealer. We are all working so hard to promote and preserve this great American Icon and to see a dealer treating old AS's in this fashion is criminal. I am so happy that I don't live in the area. You would never see Colonial Airstream do something so destructive to an Airstream! This could really backfire on Mr. Bates.
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:22 PM   #19
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I was thinking more like the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, TX.
that's exactly what their concept is, whether they know it or not. i have been to cadillac ranch twice and it is cool. you can paint the cars, write notes them, etc. u2 amongst others have shot videos there. one reason that cadillac ranch works so well is that it is in a big wide open field, makes for a cool landscape.

i have to say i kind of like the idea of this, HOWEVER, i don't know if it's being executed in the right way. it needs the right location. also, they could've used trailers that were truly at the end of their life, hard to tell if that's the case.
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They're just copycats. One of our own members, Amfab, discovered Streamhenge waaay back in 2003!
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Maybe Bates could have used photoshop....
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Photoshop? Photoshop? You aren't suggesting that Streamhenge is photoshopped, are you? Say it ain't so.
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Photoshop? Photoshop? You aren't suggesting that Streamhenge is photoshopped, are you? Say it ain't so.
No, No, Say it IS so. It's too painful just to think that someone would bury an Airstream, let alone a whole herd of 'em. It's like a WBCCI convention gone mad.

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No, I'm not referring to the Bates crime. I'm referring to the REAL Streamhenge shown in post #21.
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No, I'm not referring to the Bates crime. I'm referring to the REAL Streamhenge shown in post #21.
Me too.

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What happens when the world becomes so cluttered that a person needs to start sticking things in the sand to become noticed?

Isn't the true story and history of Airstream enough to sell them?

Just a philosophical question that crosses my mind when I see this type of attention gimmick.
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It is very sad that a vendor so values his bottom line that he'd put valuable (after all, there was a limited number made) Airstreams up to ridicule like that. It doesn't even look like "Cadillac Ranch".
I wonder if he had a plan before he started stickin' them in the ground?
He forgets the big moan he got from the Perry, GA crowd last year when he mentioned that he planned to do that. When he found out that Airstream owners thought it was a really bad idea, he should have taken the hint! I always admire an Airstream on the level. Our numbers in the midwest are growing but we could use more, on the level, of course!

BTW, my daughter just saw one on I-44 heading east going by Springfield, MO.
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It is very sad that a vendor so values his bottom line that he'd put valuable (after all, there was a limited number made) Airstreams up to ridicule like that. It doesn't even look like "Cadillac Ranch".
I wonder if he had a plan before he started stickin' them in the ground?
He forgets the big moan he got from the Perry, GA crowd last year when he mentioned that he planned to do that. When he found out that Airstream owners thought it was a really bad idea, he should have taken the hint! I always admire an Airstream on the level. Our numbers in the midwest are growing but we could use more, on the level, of course!

BTW, my daughter just saw one on I-44 heading east going by Springfield, MO.
Hopefully the one she saw was oriented horizontally.
Also, we may not like it, but Frank owns these trailers, and they are his to dispose of as he sees fit. AFAIK, those trailers have all been on his lot for sale for some time, and he could probably get a better return doing to them what he did, and writing it off for advertising, than selling them for what "street value" would be.
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