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Old 10-18-2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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Curtis Wright Wins Vintage Awards @ WBCCI 2011 International Rally

Hello Vintage fans:
Looks like the 2011 Vintage section of the IH Rally was a success.
I just got time to read my copy of The Vintage Advantage and saw where
a Curtis Wright Won Vintage Awards.
I did not know brands other than Airstream could show or even qualify for the WBCCI Rallies.
Could someone share some light on this? I know Wally Byam worked for Curtise Wright and Silver Streak co. at some time.Does this qualify the Curtise Wright and Silver Streak for rally privilidges? Hey! I not against that but I have always understood it had to be Airstream or maybe Argosy.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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It is my understanding that owners of Curtis Wright trailers manufactured during the time which Wally Byam was a part of that company are eligible for membership in the WBCCI.

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Hello Vintage fans:
Looks like the 2011 Vintage section of the IH Rally was a success.
I just got time to read my copy of The Vintage Advantage and saw where
a Curtis Wright Won Vintage Awards.
I did not know brands other than Airstream could show or even qualify for the WBCCI Rallies.
Could someone share some light on this? I know Wally Byam worked for Curtise Wright and Silver Streak co. at some time.Does this qualify the Curtise Wright and Silver Streak for rally privilidges? Hey! I not against that but I have always understood it had to be Airstream or maybe Argosy.
Thanks,
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:15 PM   #3
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owners of trailers manufactured during the time which Wally Byam was a part of that company are eligible...
Wow, now that's some impressive hair-splitting. I think Wally also probably wrenched on little wooden shepherd wagons in the early 1900's. Are they blessed as worthy? Sheesh.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:17 PM   #4
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Bill is correct about the Curtis Wright made during Wally's years there. The trailer and the TV were simply beautiful. I had the honor to be behind this setup in the VAC parade and the crowd loved them.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:24 AM   #5
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What years of the Curtis Wright are eligable?

Also would the early Silver Streak Trailer be eligable?
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Boy, is that a beautiful row of trailers, Richard. Thanks for posting!
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Thanks for the post on the award info including the Curtis Wright. Hmm... I would like to think that I had some small part in questioning the inclusion of the Curtis Wright trailers in the WBCC. When I first acquired my CW, I raised the question in this forum. Fred Coldwell may have also played a part in getting a ruling with WBCC. It was shortly after that it was decided. Not trying to get any credit, just nice to know that I may have been a very small part in the history making. Fred did a nice article in Airstream Life about the Curtis Wright, and worth revisiting if you have not read the article.

I can say that I am responsible for getting this "Vintage Kin" section added to the forum. It wasn't an exclusive Curtis Wright section, but close enough. Maybe it's time to ask for a single section dedicated to Curtis Wright now. ;-)
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A link to the Vintage Airstream club with more information on this:

Du-Quoin-Memories | VAC-International | Rally-Info

And a photo from the parade. check out the co pilot.
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