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Old 12-12-2002, 08:36 PM   #1
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1960s TV show with Airstreams touring ????

I was talking to a guy today who remembers in the 1960s a TV show that had the travels of people taking their Airstreams down to Baja Mexico etc

He did not remember the name but it on TV in the Los Angeles area

I remember a show called " the Happy Wanderers"
Either on channel 5 or 11 , but thats all I remember except it was real Low Budget

Anyone ?

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Old 12-13-2002, 10:35 AM   #2
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Hi oldvws...
Mmmm...U b goin bk some time ago, naturally I won't kn it, being I can recall a series named:
My mother the CAR...abt a Guys Mom, who passed on, an came back as a was quite good, mind U, when U r only young anything is, also Mr Ed...the talkin HORSE...
I would swop my left ear anyday, 2c those plays agn, as what we have on tv over here is a load of RUBBISH, I got a shock last saturday...after being in FL: for 21 nights...I pressed our remote 4the tv, an only got 7 stations, not like we had in the villa, abt 70...WOW...never mind...It'll soon b
B-Good now...Chris.....

It's NICE 2B Important...but it's more Important 2B NICE...Chris.....
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Old 12-13-2002, 11:44 AM   #3
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There was a TV series in the late 50's - early '60's that showed the travels of the Wally Byam Caravans.

Most of these old films have been lost, however the VAC Historian, Fred Coldwell has compiled the known films into a 2-DVD set that is available from the VAC. I have a copy and although the narration is not "politically correct" by todays standards, it's pretty entertaining nonetheless.

Below is the ordering info from the VAC webpage:
Airstream Caravan Movies on DVD - by the Vintage Airstream Club (2002)

The title, year made, and running time in
(minutes:seconds) for each color movie in this DVD
set is:
1. Building Dreams is our Business (1968) (19:02)
2. Mexico Caravan (1956) (23:33)
3. Capetown to Cairo (1959-60) (47:57)
4. Around the World Caravan, S.E. Asia (1963-64) (23:07)
5. Around the World Caravan, India Part I (1963-64) (22:44)
6. Around the World Caravan, India Part II (1963-64)(23:00)
7. Around the World Caravan, Middle East(1963-64) (23:16)
8. Around the World Caravan, Europe (1963-64)(23:29)
9. Guatemala (1966) (24:53).

You no longer have to buy and restore a vintage 16 mm film projector and struggle with an old roll-up
movie screen to enjoy the exciting Airstream Caravans of yesteryear.

Experience firsthand in the comfort of your Airstream, or at home, 3 hours and 51 minutes of trailer travel in the "old days" as Wally Byam and his adventuresome band of Caravanners conquer the world in their rugged Airstreams.
Narration by Jose Ferrer, Vincent Price and Ricardo Montablan complete the period touch that whisks you back to the Golden Years of caravanning. All movies are in color, but due to the inexpensive original master film stock used movies 3 to 8 above, their color permanently has shifted to magenta (but you will enjoy them nonetheless).

The two disc DVD set is available by mail in the USA for $40.00 plus $2.00 for first class postage and packaging. U.S.A. residents may mail a check or money order for $42.00 payable to the "Vintage Airstream Club"
Linda Moore
VAC Treasurer
131 Castle Hill Road
P.O. Box 4173
Windham, NH 03087
along with your name and mailing address.

Please contact Fred Coldwell at to discuss foreign DVD compatibility and
postage charges to other countries.

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