Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-22-2009, 06:29 AM   #141
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,141
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Several of us will be at the KOA in Holbrook, AZ tonight. The plan is to arrive at the rally around noon on Thursday. If you are in the area, please join us on our mini caravan to the rally.
__________________

__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline  
Old 04-22-2009, 07:08 AM   #142
Vintage Alum. Enthusiast
 
flyfshr's Avatar

 
1959 24' Tradewind
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: I currently do not own a 2nd Airstream
Posts: 4,327
Images: 40
We got delayed so Uwe will be picking me up tomorrow morning. We'll see you all Friday.

Brad
FF
__________________

__________________
4CU 2699 / AIR 10 / TAC AZ-1

I'm haunted by aluminum.
Charter Member of the 4 Corners Unit.
flyfshr is offline  
Old 04-22-2009, 07:34 AM   #143
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
1999 31' Land Yacht
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,662
I'm planning to come down just for an hour or two on Saturday. Alas, sans MG, which is ailing. (It might be the timing chain, unfortunately.)

A couple of our Denco unit friends are coming down Friday, and they'll be joining me for the visit. More when face to face ...

I hope it's not as hot down there as it's been up here. Fat chance. It was 72 here yesterday afternoon, which IS hot for us.


Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline  
Old 04-22-2009, 07:41 AM   #144
Tramp Streamer
Commercial Member
 
ArtStream's Avatar
 
1995 28' Excella
Artist , at Large
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,002
Images: 65
Blog Entries: 1
Lynn, sorry about the MG. Glad you coming down anyway, I've been looking forward to meeting you.


Michael
ArtStream is offline  
Old 04-22-2009, 12:07 PM   #145
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 11,908
Images: 108
We (Rob & I along with Fred and Chris & Jim for a caravan of three) are leaving Denver tomorrow morning about 9:30 am and hope to arrive in time for happy hour/dinner. We're driving straight through because no water + no potty = no-overnight-boondocking-at-WalMart for us. More of the CO contingent are arriving Friday morning.

See you all there!

Shari
__________________
Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | WBCCI DenCO Unit | BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline  
Old 04-22-2009, 12:14 PM   #146
Rivet Master
 
ts8501's Avatar
 
1990 34' Excella
1964 22' Safari
Savage , Minnesota
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 582
Images: 7
We are coming down via Aluminum, but alas, it is the flying (aircraft) type. Wish we were driving down with “May” in tow, but at least we are coming, and very much looking forward to it. We will see you all on Friday evening!

-Tim
__________________
"I've got aluminum fever, and the only prescription, is more AIRSTREAM!!!"

'64 Safari Resoration Blog ("May"):
http://ts8501.blogspot.com/

TAC MN-6
WBCCI/VAC 11736
AIR 25979
ts8501 is offline  
Old 04-22-2009, 12:24 PM   #147
Rivet Master
 
Ken J's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
Durango , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 1975 25' Tradewind
Posts: 3,396
Images: 14
Shari, have a great trip!

Don't have too much fun/food/livations when you get there - for two reasons

1. I won't be there (thats the important one)
2. Save up your energy - a lotttt going on once Friday evening hits!

Ken J.
__________________
1956 Flying Cloud
Founder :
Four Corners Unit
Albuquerque National Balloon Fiesta
Rally
Vintage Trailer Academy - Formerly the original
restoration rally
Ken J is offline  
Old 04-23-2009, 12:46 AM   #148
Rivet Master
 
urbanfood's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
Venice , California
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 672
kudos to uwe at area 63! because of his work i'm able to take an aluminum tent to the rally this weekend.... and he managed to get some things done on his cloud as well. i'm not sure he got much sleep this week, so we'll all have to make sure to keep him awake this weekend!
__________________
david

*by asking the above question,
i verify that i have already used
the search feature to the best of my ability...
urbanfood is offline  
Old 04-23-2009, 05:50 AM   #149
Rivet Master
 
Ken J's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
Durango , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 1975 25' Tradewind
Posts: 3,396
Images: 14
Wow - that's great!

Ken J.
__________________
1956 Flying Cloud
Founder :
Four Corners Unit
Albuquerque National Balloon Fiesta
Rally
Vintage Trailer Academy - Formerly the original
restoration rally
Ken J is offline  
Old 04-23-2009, 07:04 AM   #150
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,141
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Good morning from Holbrook, AZ. There are 2 Airstreams here headed to the rally later this morning. I talked to another couple yesterday that were spending the night in Flagstaff as well. It looks like this thing is about to begin!
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline  
Old 04-24-2009, 08:40 AM   #151
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,141
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
I arrived at the rally site yesterday afternoon and several others are here as well. Last night Artstream hosted a happy hour and showed off his Airstream light show.

There are about 2 dozen trailers here this morning, several pulled in after dark last night. We should be seeing a steady flow of aluminum later today.

Time to take some pictures for posting later!
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline  
Old 04-24-2009, 10:31 PM   #152
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,141
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Today was the first day of the rally. A lot of setting up followed by a great pot luck dinner. Then we had the first presentation by Rob and Shari who went through the restoration process of "Birdie". A great day, with lots more to come...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2588.jpg
Views:	115
Size:	346.2 KB
ID:	79219   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2592.jpg
Views:	113
Size:	301.4 KB
ID:	79220  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2593.jpg
Views:	123
Size:	330.5 KB
ID:	79221   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2596.jpg
Views:	116
Size:	299.6 KB
ID:	79222  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2605.jpg
Views:	142
Size:	345.0 KB
ID:	79223  
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline  
Old 04-24-2009, 11:21 PM   #153
Rivet Master
 
jimmini's Avatar
 
1989 29' Land Yacht
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,698
Images: 43
Fun

Here is the SPAM?
Have fun.
__________________
Jimmini :
AKA : TUMBLEWEED. Just an old deplorable buzzard cling to my guns,& religion ,who loves & served the good old USA.
Cowboys have a way of looking at things a little differently than most folks.
jimmini is offline  
Old 04-25-2009, 09:16 PM   #154
Tramp Streamer
Commercial Member
 
ArtStream's Avatar
 
1995 28' Excella
Artist , at Large
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,002
Images: 65
Blog Entries: 1
Great time

Having a wonderful time here at the VAC Rally!


Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	SLR_0111.jpg
Views:	99
Size:	101.8 KB
ID:	79256  
ArtStream is offline  
Old 04-26-2009, 12:54 AM   #155
3 Rivet Member
 
Levon's Avatar
 
1981 22' Excella II
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
Colbert , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: 1948 22' Liner
Posts: 198
Images: 168
Early Saturday Morning

Early morning light to start the day off right. Reflections of things to come. What a Great Rally!!

Levon
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4763.JPG
Views:	86
Size:	901.2 KB
ID:	79264   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4764.JPG
Views:	87
Size:	689.2 KB
ID:	79265  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4765.JPG
Views:	92
Size:	668.5 KB
ID:	79266  
Levon is offline  
Old 04-26-2009, 07:20 AM   #156
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
1999 31' Land Yacht
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,662
Looks great! Somehow I got all involved in Rich's AC yesterday and plumb forgot about taking pictures. Duh!

Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline  
Old 04-26-2009, 07:40 AM   #157
4 Rivet Member
 
1998 28' Excella
Dolores , Colorado
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 324
What a great set of photos. With all of the polished aluminum how does anybody see what's going on. Sure wish Lou and I could have come to this rally. Keep the photos coming.

Bob & Lou
4CU/CAC
dogpound is offline  
Old 04-26-2009, 08:00 AM   #158
Rivet Master
 
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,025
Images: 1
I wonder?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dogpound View Post
What a great set of photos. With all of the polished aluminum how does anybody see what's going on. Sure wish Lou and I could have come to this rally. Keep the photos coming.

Bob & Lou
4CU/CAC
As viewed from the space station?
PeeWee is offline  
Old 04-26-2009, 09:38 PM   #159
Rivet Master
 
ts8501's Avatar
 
1990 34' Excella
1964 22' Safari
Savage , Minnesota
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 582
Images: 7
Ken:

Please pass along my sincerest thank you to all that worked so hard on this Restoration Rally. I learned so much more than I would have expected. I am now inspired to tackle tasks that up until this rally I would not have. My only regret is that I have to head home a Ĺ day before the last seminars are over. As you know, we flew in for this event, so we had higher expenses (air, car and hotel). It was well worth it. I will now change my polishing method, I feel I can easily tackle Zolatone, can drill out and replace rivets (because I have), and I’m even ready to build a new bench (cabinet). This is only a sample of what I learned or improved upon this weekend. Anyone considering attending rally #3 in year 2010 should strongly consider doing so. I hope all of the presenters can take the satisfaction of knowing that they really helped, and it is greatly appreciated. Oh, and I am now looking forward to Uwe letting us know when the ’58 Flying Cloud is done, including pictures.

-Tim
__________________
"I've got aluminum fever, and the only prescription, is more AIRSTREAM!!!"

'64 Safari Resoration Blog ("May"):
http://ts8501.blogspot.com/

TAC MN-6
WBCCI/VAC 11736
AIR 25979
ts8501 is offline  
Old 04-27-2009, 07:26 AM   #160
3 Rivet Member
 
navyeod's Avatar
 
1958 26' Overlander
1991 29' Excella
auburn , Alabama
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 120
Great Rally

My hat is off to the many people of this rally that have put in so much time and energy to make this seminar the sucess it has been. Lavon .for one, drove 3 ten hour days to show us how to polish. It has been well organized, excellent presentations, and everyone has been so eager to answer our many questions and to show us their restorations. God Bless you all. I too had to fly in, but it was well worth it. I can only make a half day today, and sure hate to leave early. Kips airstream, I believe, is the most structurally sound airstream in existence. What a metal worker he is. I cannot imagine a more gracious host than Ken. For those who are restoring airstreams I think this is an invaluable opportunity to learn from some real craftsmen. I thank them all for sharing the benefit of their experience. I just don't understand why Brad wasnt in on the AC install demonstration, as he was the only one tall enough to do it without a ladder. Ed Brink, who said he hadnt done much work with his hands prior to getting his airstream 2 years ago, was keeping a lot of talent in harness. His work is excellent and was well presented. I sure hope to run into all those I met in the future. It will be nice to stay in touch on this great forum, the most civil I have been on, ever. Off to learn about axles and refrigerators this morning. My wife lasted about two hours. She sat in on Kips presentation, which she noticed I was all eyes and ears, and when he got to the part where he said, "I could talk about aluminum all day", she bolted. She later told me, what if you went to a cosmetic seminar with me and you were sitting there and the presenter said " I could talk about lipstick all day." What would you do???? No arguement there . We both enjoyed our first trip to New Mexico. I would highly recommend the Mauger Estate Bed and Breakfast, for those who arent able to come in a trailer. Thanks to all, once again for a wonderful 3 days, and for so much information. Eugene's fate will be decided on the way home.
__________________

navyeod is offline  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2009 Texas State Vintage Rally Pahaska WBCCI Rallies & Events 273 03-01-2009 07:32 PM
4CU 004 : FCU Vintage Restoration Rally Ken J WBCCI Rallies & Events 230 01-17-2009 08:09 AM
4CU 004 : FCU Cool Colorado Boondocking Rally Airstream25 WBCCI Rallies & Events 16 07-18-2008 11:39 AM
Bosque del Apache FCU Rally Airstream25 WBCCI Rallies & Events 15 10-31-2007 07:32 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
×