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Old 01-30-2016, 07:02 AM   #1
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Hello Everyone

I saw this picture and thought a lot of people here would love to see it. but just as good is the email I received back Gene who owned it.

Andy, I apologize for the delay in replying!! You are welcome to put the photo on forum. I do not know Hauly. I have spent the twelve winters in Florida,but have lived in Texas all my life. I bought the 63 MGB new, paid it off in 3years, then in October 1966 ordered the 1967 Caravell, and picked it up at the factory at Santa Fe Springs, California with the MG, much to their surprise!! Spent the next 4 years averaging 35 weekends a year with the rig until my two kids outgrew the little back seat! It handled great with the Reese Strait-line hitch; made the mirrors out of electrical conduit. Still Airstreaming today after five trailers and my present 2004 Airstream 396 motor home. I'm 76, in good health. Every day is a gift!!!! Take care. By the way, the picture you sent is awesome. Thanks!!
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On Jan 22, 2016, at 1:00 PM, Andrew Thomson <andy@canamrv.ca> wrote:

Hi Gene

We have never met that I know of but Justin from Airstream forwarded me the picture of your MG and Airstream. I think it is a great shot. Have you ever thought of posting it on the Airstream Forums site, a lot of people would love to see it there. I could do it for you if you like but I did not want to do it without asking.

By chance did you know Lloyd Haully (not sure if I spelt that correctly), I remember he was from Florida and towed his Bambi on a Harley with a side car but I never saw the picture.

The picture attached is my wife and I towing our 61 Pacer but not nearly as cool as your car.
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Old 01-30-2016, 07:10 AM   #2
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Love the mirrors made from electrical conduit!
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:08 AM   #3
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Had to use a "B" huh? I think the Midget is plenty big, and there's no need to go as heavy as the MGB... But, to each his own.

-Red, trying to start a small car TV argument...

Cool picture by the way. Was watching an early episode of "The X Files" on Hulu this week, and one of the alien chaser crazy people on the show lived in an Airstream. He was towing with an old station wagon. Cool thing was, when they did the interior shots, they actually took them inside the Airstream, and not a mocked up camper that is three times wider than reality... Anyways, it's awesome to see what we used before the pickup truck became so popular.
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Beautiful. And another trailer in the back, towed by a passenger car.
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What a cool rig. Bet it was a blast to drive. Thnxs for posting.
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I love it!

Every once in awhile, you see in a campground a very old car towing an at-least-as-old trailer of some sort. No SUV's back then.

Not meant for the long distance, I am guessing, but then trailers weren't as heavy back in the day, were they?


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That is a very cool picture and shows a lot of moxie. British car, wire wheels, narrow passenger car tires, four cylinders, and running on gas to boot. Folks used to do a lot of interesting towing when they only had one vehicle. Pat
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