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Old 01-06-2009, 09:21 AM   #15
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Spring 2009 Airstream Life magazine . . .

Around The World Caravan enthusiasts will really enjoy the upcoming Spring 2009 issue of Airstream Life magazine. But you' ll have to wait and see exactly why . . . .
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:25 AM   #16
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Not fair Fred. That's dirty pool...

I always look forward to the next issue and now, thanks to you, I've even more excited.

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Old 01-07-2009, 12:39 AM   #17
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Like a duck on a junebug
Just checked my messages, he has already digitized this and has it set up to make a patch (jacket or hat etc) if you want, he was playing with his software and did it as a test. He thinks he can laser etch this on a red enameled brass plate(like trophy shops use) then coat the white and black on. Would be more accurate and last longer than a vinyl version. Should more a bit in a few days, the one he was working on is he was searching for an easy way to cut the stock perfectly round, needed some type of attachment for his CNC to cut a perect circle or something.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:26 PM   #18
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i need to look through the maps and notes. some of the notes who what an where. i will list some more info, some notes include who ate what...is there any value to stuff like this? i have had request for copies, will look into that. the couple on the trip was mr.& mrs.friend
I am sort of becoming the unofficial historian of the Around-the-World Caravan as I have been collecting everything I can about it for a while. If copies are made I would alike a set also. I have already written one article about a trailer from this caravan for the Vintage Airstream Club newsletter and am now in the process of writing a follow-up article for the next issue.

And FYI, Cecil & Grace Friend, WBCCI #6781 of Lemoore, California are recorded participants of the Around the World Caravan. So far I have been unable to determine what model and year Airstream they traveled in. If you ever run across any photo's from the caravan I'd also like copies of those. Thanks.

And under all circumstances those papers should be saved. If you can find no other way to have them preserved, I would pay to have then shipped to myself or the official VAC Historian or Librarian mentioned in one of the first posts. Between us, we could make sure they are properly preserved.

Thanks for bringing them to our attention!
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:25 PM   #19
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A Memory from 1963.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:06 PM   #20
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PeeWee, Do you have the rest of the article? If so I'd love to see it. Thanks.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:27 PM   #21
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PeeWee, Do you have the rest of the article? If so I'd love to see it. Thanks.
I have limited amounts of information, pictures and magazines about this Caravan, Europe, Africa and more.

I try to post a few things, but only on a limited basis. If you wish more information go to,

http://sierranevadaairstreams.org/memories/history/peewee/index.html

I have been working across the board on various historical items and subjects. I have the ATW Caravan scheduled in the future.

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Old 01-23-2009, 08:17 AM   #22
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Here is #6472 as she sits now in my backyard. Note the very unusual bunkhouse windows. Unless there was a twin on the caravan this is the same trailer doing the balancing act in post 19 above. It belonged to the Ross's from California
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:21 AM   #23
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Very cool Lumatic, so what is your timeline for work on this one? Would be cool to get all the US survivers back together sometime in the next couple years for a "reunion"
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Very cool Lumatic, so what is your timeline for work on this one? Would be cool to get all the US survivers back together sometime in the next couple years for a "reunion"
I don't even have a timeline yet. Hopefully I can get some essential repairs done this year to make it safe to tow: wheels and tires, brakes and running lights. There is a broken window curbside that should also be fixed. Then I can at least take her to some local rallies even if none of the appliances are working.
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FYI, Cecil & Grace Friend, WBCCI #6781 of Lemoore, California are recorded participants of the Around the World Caravan.
My parents just called from Laguna Beach, CA (rotten bums). They were strolling along the beach and according to Mom "a little silver Airstream just went by on the PCH. It looked just like yours, and had 6781 in big red numbers."

I assured them that didn't mean anything to me offhand, but that I'd look it up and say hello if I found anything out.
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:59 PM   #26
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Did these maps ever get into club hands?
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:43 PM   #27
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Retention of History, Artifacts and Such

The items of historic value that I have will probably go to the Baker County Historical Society.

These items cover family, Airstream, Caravan and Club history beginning in 1860 to current items.

I have selected an organization that is sound and will be there tomorrow and the day after.

In today's business world some organizations and companies are transitional. What is importnat to one leader, or owner may change in time.

Wally Byam and Helen Byam Schwamborn were born in Baker, Oregon. This is where the roots are. This is where the history of Airstream, the WBCCI, Caravans, related subjects, and the lifes of Helen Byam Schwamborn and Wallace Merle Byam will have the most security And of course those interested individuals will access to the items.
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My parents just called from Laguna Beach, CA (rotten bums). They were strolling along the beach and according to Mom "a little silver Airstream just went by on the PCH. It looked just like yours, and had 6781 in big red numbers."

I assured them that didn't mean anything to me offhand, but that I'd look it up and say hello if I found anything out.
If they ever see that trailer again, ask them to get a photo or two of it and post it here. It could be another surviving trailer from the ATW Caravan. The current owners of number 8671 in WBCCI are actually located here in Michigan and given that the Friend's lived in California at the time of the ATW caravan, it is unlikely that the members here have that trailer. Most likely that trailer in California now belongs to a non-WBCCI member who may not know about it's history (assuming your parents copied down the number correctly).
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