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Old 05-24-2011, 07:05 PM   #1
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The ultimate compliment.

Met some German tourists today that had never seen an AS mo/ho. Turned out, they were both Industrial Designers and figured the only person who could have designed our coaches was Raymond Loewy. I don't know who the actual designer was, but, if he/she checks into the forum, this one's for you.

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Old 05-25-2011, 07:09 AM   #2
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"Airstream is a brand of luxury recreational vehicle manufactured in Jackson Center, Ohio, USA. It is currently a division of Thor Industries. The company, which now employs fewer than 400, is the oldest in the industry. Airstream trailers are easily recognized for their distinctive rounded aluminum bodies, which originated in the 1930s from designs created by Hawley Bowlus. Bowlus was the chief designer of Charles Lindbergh's aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis."
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Looks to be in good company. Thanks for the link.
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that '53 Stude... what a beauty
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I always admired the 1953 model but they messed it up in later years. I never owned one, but wish I had. I graduated grammar school in 1953 and I was a bit too young.
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I always admired the 1953 model but they messed it up in later years. I never owned one, but wish I had. I graduated grammar school in 1953 and I was a bit too young.
Grew up with a bunch of Stude's Dad loved the 53, thought they were the best looking car ever!!! But 'yer right they sure messed up the original design.
Turned into the Avanti after all.
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I always liked the term, "Starlight Coupe".
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This will make you sad...

Griener's Junk yard just outside Poland N.Y. ca. 1976.

It's still there. I recently took some more photos just to see how much it has changed..couldn't find the Stude though.
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This travels with us, I think Raymond designed it for Studebaker.
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Saw this one in Northern NV. Think it's a 57?
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Saw this one in Northern NV. Think it's a 57?
Could be, 55/57?, classic time in automobile design for everyone except Ford. Looks like a couple of nice pick-ups back there, too.
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Could be, 55/57?, classic time in automobile design for everyone except Ford. Looks like a couple of nice pick-ups back there, too.


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When I posted that comment, I realized I'd stepped into hot water, sorry. What I SHOULD have said, was I had a '57 Ford post when in high school, and the guys with the 55/57 Chevs got all the chicks.
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When I posted that comment, I realized I'd stepped into hot water, sorry. What I SHOULD have said, was I had a '57 Ford post when in high school, and the guys with the 55/57 Chevs got all the chicks.
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