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Old 02-26-2008, 02:10 PM   #1
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Curtis Wright Article: Airstream Life

Has anyone checked out Fred Coldwell's article on the Curtis Wright in the the Feb. 2008 Airstream Life magazine?

I am not a subscriber, and will hopefully find a copy somewhere. The local Borders, Barnes & Noble does not seem to have it locally here. If you have it, can you give us all a little review.
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:16 PM   #2
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Excellent article

Just like all Fred Coldwell's articles. Great info and photos of rare trailer time machines.
Thanks again Fred.

Why not subcribe online and not be left out? Order this issue with your new subcription.
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Spring 2008 issue is available

If you don't care to subscribe, you can also buy the single issue here:

Airstream Life magazine store - Airstream Life back issues

It's a little cheaper to buy at the local Barnes & Noble, Borders, or Books-A-Million ($5 versus $8) but unfortunately not every bookstore carries Airstream Life. I know, what are they thinking?
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:46 PM   #4
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I WOULD read it, if the magazine EVER comes!
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Here is my revue

Though a bit vague maybe. Great article, great pictures,great information. One of the best articles I have read in Airstream Life so far. Worth the price of admission in and unto itself.
If you are not a subscriber yet... What are you waiting for? How that?
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Amem brother. Mine is'nt here yet either.
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I have never seen a copy of Airstream Life, so when I do I will decide if I want to do a full subscription of only 4 issues per year. I thought $8 for one issue was a tad steep, but may bite the bullet. I searched the outlets listed online but there is no reference to any of the national stores that carry it. I called Airstream Life to let them know that the title doesn't come up in the search for ANY of the stores.

The only reason why I knew there was an article, is that Fred himself sent me an email that his article would appear.

I met a CW owner from Switzerland via email, and he will visit California during summer time. I will meet with him to show two 1947 CW trailers in progress. One is my own, and another belongs to a friend. I haven't started my project, and waiting for the warmer season.
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I have never seen a copy of Airstream Life....
read about almost the entire issue here...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...yle-39847.html

well, i did leave some things out; gotta have a little mystery!

coverage of many past quarters from the readership here, too...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...ink-30273.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...get-22803.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f224...you-19027.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...out-17253.html

out of print, past issues are now very collectible...

expect 2 c them on e-bay soon!

it's like being in on the ground floor of the national geographic...

or perhaps the national lampoon!

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Old 02-27-2008, 07:36 AM   #10
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I have never seen a copy of Airstream Life, so when I do I will decide if I want to do a full subscription of only 4 issues per year. I thought $8 for one issue was a tad steep, but may bite the bullet.
Hi Cliff:

Here are some statistics on the 8 page article. It contains 11 factory photos from 1946-1947 of the 22' prototype and a very early Curtis Wright model 5 trailer, comprised of 7 interior CW photos and 4 exterior CW photos; plus one prewar Airstream Clipper interior photo that is the source for some CW features; plus two ads from early 1947; plus 2 photos of the prewar Airstream and the CW model 2 based on it; plus a brief but accurate written history.

How long have you been searching on the Internet for any factual Curtis Wright information? What have you found? How many Curtis Wright factory photos have you found in any book or on the Internet? How much did those books cost? Will that internet info still be there and accessible 5 years from today?

Yes, $8.00 may seem high for one issue at first glance. But a subscriber pays only $4.00 an issue because mass mailing requires no one-by-one handling and higher postage. Here is my suggestion as a long time collector and gatherer of obscure information. Get it while it is available!

Splurge and buy 3 back issues, one for your daily use, one as a gift for your visitor from Switzerland, and the last one to be kept pristine on your library reference shelf. You will be glad you did.
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If $8 seems steep for one issue, you could always subscribe for a year for $16 and get four times as many issues for only twice the money...and the Winter issue would be your first if you hurry.
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Not to mention all the good stuff that all the above have added. That 4$,s per issue gets you a fine magizene that is NOT chock full of nonrelivant advertizing. That's right, no wadeing through page after page of adds for this and that, that have nothing what so ever to do with R.V.ing. This in itself is worth my 16$s per year, almost. The Aistream stuff is the clincher, of course.
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I called Airstream Life to let them know that the title doesn't come up in the search for ANY of the stores.
True. The major bookstores don't index magazines in their search engines, only books. We don't have any control over this.

I wish the bookstores would list us so people would know which Barnes & Noble, Borders, or Books-A-Million carried Airstream Life, but that seems to be impossible for them. That's why we have the online store where you can order single copies (even past issues).

Those who haven't seen their Spring 2008 issue yet: the postal service sometimes takes three or more weeks to deliver. If you don't have your copy by March 7, contact us and we'll ship you a replacement.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:30 PM   #14
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Ok, thanks for the feedback, support, and links on the publication. I just signed up with a new subscription. Thanks Fred Coldwell for writing the article, that I haven't read yet. :-) and look forward to the insights.
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