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Old 06-18-2015, 10:45 PM   #1
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#7 ghost number?

We recently purchased a 1954 cruiser. On the front end cap it has the single number 7. Does anyone know any significance to this? I thought the low numbers were three digits for the wbcci?
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:57 PM   #2
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We recently purchased a 1954 cruiser. On the front end cap it has the single number 7. Does anyone know any significance to this? I thought the low numbers were three digits for the wbcci?
Wally had #1 and a member (Dale) who no longer posts here inherrited and has #2. His Mother was related to Wally. He also was on many of those original caravans.

So I imagine that #7 was somebody there from the start.
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Old 06-18-2015, 11:13 PM   #3
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Wow! that would be interesting to find out more
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:05 AM   #4
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We recently purchased a 1954 cruiser. On the front end cap it has the single number 7. Does anyone know any significance to this? I thought the low numbers were three digits for the wbcci?
Hi jtfink:

For the first few Caravans run by Wally, before the WBCC was formed in Summer 1955, new caravan numbers beginning with "2" were assigned to participants in each caravan. So by December 13, 1955, when the first list of Wally Byam's Caravanners was assembled, there were four trailers that all bore number 7, as follows:

1. Hunt, Linda, 839 Knox, Birmingham, Mich., who went on the Western Canada Caravan in Summer 1954.

2. Martin, Lawrence F. and Mildred, 150 So. Anza St., c/o Horseshoe Trailer Villa, El Cajon, California, who went on the Mexico East Coast Caravan in Winter 1954.

3. Sullivan, Paul M & Ruth, 1955 El Camino Real, Palm Springs, Calif., who went on the first caravan to Central America in Winter 1951-52; and

4. Toepfer, Ruth, Adele and Gail, 839 Knox, Birmingham, Mich., who also went on the Western Canada Caravan in Summer 1954. Note they lived at the same address as Linda Hunt.

I cannot tell you which of the four Airstreamers above owned your 1954 Cruiser. But inspect it closely for signs of where it may have been first sold, where it traveled to, and for signs of prior ownership, and you may find some clues or perhaps an answer. Have fun!
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:31 AM   #5
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Thank you so much wee wind! Great info!! I really appreciate it! I did find an OLD unopened pair of pantyhose while taking out a cabinet! Lol
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7 belonged to Paul and Ruth Sullivan - Palm Springs Ca - they were on the first trip to Central America in 51-52


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I would really like to see a photo of your historic Airstream with its number 7.

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Hi Brian..I hope these pictures come through.
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Ghost 7

Okay I'll try again
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Thanks, Tina. That's really cool.

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