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Old 03-30-2009, 09:36 PM   #1
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David Winick 75th Anniversary Bambi Registry

Thought I would start a thread (and maintain as info dribbles in). Feel free to add more details as you like:

#14 - Randjg1 - Minnitonka, Minnesota (although he is looking at trading up to a larger unit.. bad boy

#15 - SilverPal - Lynda from Ojai, California

#18 - Bambi75th - Los Alamos, New Mexico

#45 - tetstream - somewhere between the Tetons and San Fran Bay

#68 - campadk - Dave and Kathy McGrath from Ottawa, Ontario
#72 - warpnweft - Susan from Morrison, Colorado

?? - asherkobin

Hope we hear from more 75th owners! Only 68 more 75ths to account for!
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:49 AM   #2
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Didn't one burn in a dealer fire?

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Seems to me I remember hearing that one of the 75 burned in a fire at a dealer?

We indeed have #18, one of two that were sold by Holiday Travel Trailers in Albuquerque, NM.

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Old 03-31-2009, 03:12 PM   #3
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Dave Seems to me I remember hearing that one of the 75 burned in a fire at a dealer?
Is this the thread you are thinking of? If so, I believe it was a Base Camp that was burned rather than a 75th Anniversary David Winnick Bambi. Although I know there were more Airstreams involved than just this one Base Camp…

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I think one of these was destroyed at the fire at the Chicago area dealer. There is a thread on here somewhere with the info.
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Chicago dealership fire

I don't know how to link to a previous thread but here is my attempt:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f224/chicago-area-as-dealership-fire

The fire destroyed several airstreams included a 75th Anniversary model and our Basecamp. I had my eye on that 75th. I think they are just beautiful.

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I don't know how to link to a previous thread but here is my attempt:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f224/chicago-area-as-dealership-fire

The fire destroyed several airstreams included a 75th Anniversary model and our Basecamp. I had my eye on that 75th. I think they are just beautiful.

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Yep, that's the one I was thinking of...I posted and forgot the link ~

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Old 03-31-2009, 07:07 PM   #7
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Does anyone know the unit number of the unit that burned?

I have now converted my '75th locator' page over to the '75th Registry' on my website since I can't keep re-editting my first post here.

You'll find the registry at Camp ADK - 75th Registry

Any updates to the registry can be posted here or emailed to me at dave@campadk.com

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75th Anniversary Bambi loss:
Totally unrelated to the fire in Chicago at the Airstream dealership, is a loss of trailer #59.
Burned in a warehouse fire. I'm going to be building a new trailer for the owners.
The owners are Nick and Karen Zaknich
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75th Anniversary Bambi loss:
Totally unrelated to the fire in Chicago at the Airstream dealership, is a loss of trailer #59.
Burned in a warehouse fire. I'm going to be building a new trailer for the owners.
The owners are Nick and Karen Zaknich
Hey, another Oscar Levant Fan. What are you building them?

Not quite a Bambi, but fr8shaker has a 75 Anniversary Airstream. It's a triple axle, though.
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Not sure what you mean by 'what are you building them'


Another memorable quote 'I don't drink. I don't like it. It makes me feel good'.
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A tow vehicle befitting the 75th

We currently tow our 75th (#18) with a Toyota Sequoia. If I had some money I would shop for a vintage or retro tow vehicle for it. My question to the elite group of us (73 maybe?) that are lucky enough to own one, what would be the classiest tow vehicle? Maybe a late forties to early fifties woody?

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Not sure what you mean by 'what are you building them'


Another memorable quote 'I don't drink. I don't like it. It makes me feel good'.
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My assumption is that the question is, "What type of trailer will you be building for them?"

I'm interested as well. Will it be another late-model Bambi, or something else? I noticed on your website that you are now building more of these in similar design to your original, but with varied options for woods and finishes.

Anyway, it's good to see you on the Forums, I'm a huge fan of your designs.

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My assumption is that the question is, "What type of trailer will you be building for them?"

I'm interested as well. Will it be another late-model Bambi, or something else? I noticed on your website that you are now building more of these in similar design to your original, but with varied options for woods and finishes.

Anyway, it's good to see you on the Forums, I'm a huge fan of your designs.

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Thanks Marcus,

That's exactly what I meant.

I like that Levant quote too. My line came from "The Memoirs of an Amnesiac".
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is this a missing one?

I thought this was one of the prototypes.... I am still looking for it..are you?

Its been stolen.
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My father was a professional pianist and I've always had an affinity with Oscar Levant.
I've read all his books.
As far as the question about trailers goes...
I'm doing more work now with newer Airstreams. Interiors similar to the 75th anniversary model but hand-built. From 19' to 25'. Of course, I can certainly do other types of interiors.
The prototype I built for Airstream is owned by Frank Bates of Bates RV in Florida. I'm sorry he snagged it because I really wanted it.
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David can you elaborate on what Airstream did differently from your prototype? I'm sure they 'scrimped out' on some of your details.

I really don't like the dull gray awning that our unit came with. I think a two tone strip would have been more suiting. I hope to someday replace ours if the cost isn't over the top. Any suggestions?
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I can only imagine how wonderful a hand-built version would be. We love our 75th.

I think one obvious difference I saw betwween the prototype and the production vesion was the addition of the baby moon hub caps.

Dave - thank you for such a wonderful design.

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The trailer I received from Airstream had aluminum wheels on it. Baby moons were added in production. The grey awning I'm afraid was my notion. I didn't have many choices and they weren't going to spec a special fabric due to costs. I would have used a more classic stripe.
There are some cool colorways available.

In answer to a previous question, the difference between the production model and what comes out of my shop is that we spend more time in the fit and finish. Plus we use a higher grade of woods. Not to say that the interior of the production model is not good. But any time things are mass produced there is a difference. Since what comes out of my studio reflects on me I am pretty fussy. Being OCD pays off. hehe
I also hand pick plywood for grain patterns and also solids. We also spend a lot of time finding cool stuff to incorporate in the design. I try to make every trailer unique. It's all in the details. There are things that we make that are just too expensive [material & labor-wise] for Airstream to do in their units.
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Wow, David if I had some money I would be very interested since I really love your designs. Maybe when (and if) the econmoy turns around. In the meantime we so enjoy our #18 75th. It has been in 24 states and has been towed about 20,000 miles. If all goes according to plan, this year we will add three more state plus BC and Alberta Canada. Not too bad for a couple of 60+ folks in 19 feet of trailer!!!

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24 states, 20,000 miles!? Wow you two are busy working out #18!

Our '40 Winker' has only been towed once into upstate NY where it is available for camping about 10 minutes from the campground we usually stay at. Poor thing gets to barely travel, although she does like to be parked right by the lake while in use.

Alas we do have plans in the upcoming years to take #68 to many places across North America. Looking forward to it!
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