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Old 03-15-2006, 12:06 PM   #15
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Smile Tulip Time Festival May 6-13 2006 Holland, MI

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and for you meeeeeecheeeeeeeeganeeeeeeeers....
the 'holland tulip time rally' sounded sweet do they still have this event?
are there any tulips left in michigan? 2air'
Yes mista rabbit there's still tulips in the Great Lakes state!!
Tulip Time Festival takes place every year!
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Old 03-15-2006, 01:39 PM   #16
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hey markdoane.......

this issue i've posted is unusual.....but if they printed 80k of it.....hardly rare.....
however.....anyone who wants it.....i'll gladly part with it for some CASH.

now what you have does sound rare......and cool.

why not scan the cover and whatever else looks interesting......i would love to see it

hey tin sista.....

a post with no monty? are you ill or something?

i figured the tulip festival still happened.....and i should have been clearer...

does region 4 still do a rally during the tulip festival? i couldn't find one listed.....
seems there is a 'computer rally' about the same time....
tulips would be more fun....

and in the 'can't make this stuff up' category......

metro detroit has a "shake down" rally.......really......


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Old 03-15-2006, 02:50 PM   #17
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i figured the tulip festival still happened.....and i should have been clearer...

does region 4 still do a rally during the tulip festival? i couldn't find one listed.....
seems there is a 'computer rally' about the same time....
tulips would be more fun....

and in the 'can't make this stuff up' category......

metro detroit has a "shake down" rally.......really......


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There you go again you funny bunny. Don't know where I will be trailer wise to place myself in position for another shake down or not. But I sure would like to show support for my local unit. I may just drive over and visit and attend the luncheon at the depot.

I read somewhere about the tulip tour or was it a lighthouse one ? and now I cannot place it. Perhaps the hosts that have always done it were getting tired of doing it? When I joined a few short years ago there was a two year waiting list to get on that caravan (rally?) It was the most popular and one I think would be most enjoyable and close to me.

I think I will print your pages and wallpaper my new bathroom. I always like something funny to read on the walls of a privy. Seriously I might. I was thinking route 66, but this would be more cool on one wall.

And on another serious note, I think this thread is very nice and hope to see more like it. Thanks for all your work. It's very interesting and fun.
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Old 03-15-2006, 08:12 PM   #18
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and now for your viewing pleasure........

the caraVanner.....

ok, i've flipped the combo mag over,
and we shall see what the company was doing/thinking in 1992.

hand on to your berets......

so here is the cover......i love 34s, and these were still narrow bodies...

inside the cover is a letter from larry huttle.....

fun to read.....

the gap company was so hot in 92 that comparing our trailers to them was a compliment....

and they set a record for media using our trailers....

including chris from northern exposure....and nasa....and the smithsonian.....

cool!

read, enjoy.

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Old 03-15-2006, 08:15 PM   #19
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company ads....

as might be expected there are several company ads....in the company publication.

but surprises await....just WHAT were they advertizing in 1992?

did some one suggest the 21 was a new model.......hummmm.

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again, click to open the image in a new window, then zoom....to read.
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Old 03-15-2006, 08:21 PM   #20
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the company folks were also selling service.........

anyone remember the '5 year protection plan'......

wonder if this would work now?

and how about the 'super value packages'....

doesn't sound as cool as ccd, ls, se but......good stuff.

ok, who remembers the 'silver key program'...?

road side help? 24 hour hot line?

imagine a 1-800 number for help?

i wonder if that number still works.......excuse me, i gotta make a call.

well i would sure like these things now!

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Old 03-15-2006, 08:30 PM   #21
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mo hos were BIG in 92......

check out he 'new classic'.....with most of the visible rivets ELIMINATED!

the 36' wast 117K$...not counting the protection plan.... wow.

the b-vans were a relative bargain at 41k$.......

legacy was the 'exciting new line'....and a diesel pusher...
here is a floor plan and ad......

the most affordable airstream moho ever!!

and note airstreams trendy motto........

"the best investment of a lifetime"

think the 'see more, do more , live more' guy wrote 'em both?


enjoy
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Old 03-15-2006, 08:35 PM   #22
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more mo hos

land yachts were in full swing......

with prices from 78-85K$.....and no slides.....

add the super values......and it's over 90k$.......wow.....1992.

and if ya wanted a brochure.......

send a dollar.....

for a video........send 10$........

this 'pay for marketing stuff' didn't go well.....with dealers or customers..

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service packages.......

the factory boys had several service packages goin......

'factory replasticote'.......check the prices by length.

the winter labor savings......5$ per man hour......

and special priced packages....from interior to weather to brakes to......


also suburban had a furnace recall for CO leaks.....years 1966-1977.....

i sure hope all of you with these years are awake......and got a new furnace...

i wonder if this recall is still in effect? do these things expire?

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Old 03-15-2006, 08:47 PM   #24
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clubs........who's got one?

well there was an ad for the wb......

that looks very familiar

but there was also an ad for a new, other....another airstream club......

that i mentioned last week, but nobody took the bait........


"the airstream chapter of the familty motor coach association"

they look like there're havin FUN!!

pack yer things 'cuz you're invited!

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caravans and overseas tours......

wow the company was serious about wally's thing.......

travel!!

check out the mexico caravans, yucatan caravan......

and over seas RV camping caravans......

these really do look like great fun.....honest, read 'em.....

they were not inexpensive.....1992 prices......

no wonder the mag was called the caraVanner!

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more dealers and dealer rallies.....

well here are the last 2 dealer ads....

tveeten was the FIRST airstream dealer in the usa....

before the jc plant was built...i think.

and like lots of shops claim today......the biggest....yadda, yadda

mr tveeten was a great guy....i purchased my first very shortly before he retired....and his youngins' took over....

he told me 'some times talent skips a generation'.......

he was proud that he had been in the biz so long.....
and sold such a neat product.....airstream trailers......

and he new almost every customer by name and their extended family...

he was a swede......and a nice old guy.....this dealership is long gone.....

he also had a 'checker cab' franchise....that's right he sold checker cabs...

i always thought a checker (modified) would make a great vintage t.v....

anyway, they did a yearly get-to-gether for customers.....sort of like the st. louis dealer does now...every other year...the 'we are family rally' in sedalia mo...

the northwest thing was very loose, very family, very food and drink...very fun.

ya know......a really BIG forum rally....

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in conclusion.......

well that concludes my presentation of the.....

special combined edition of the wbcci and the caraVanner...

mailed to 80,000 owners and hopefuls....in 1992.

why i kept it, i have no idea......

maybe it was the teen queens.......

or my lust for a 36 new classic moho......and 115,000$.....

who knows......

but i hope you have enjoyed it....and will read some of the items contained....

now lets get markdoane to show us that 50s mag!!

please post if ya enjoyed....or not,

and i hope the server isn't full.....andy.

cheers
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I did enjoy the tour and passage back in time, yet it could almost be back to the future.

Your first dealer and the dealer rally, "we are family," sounds like it was a warm and friendly gathering. I wonder if it could be akin to Jackson Center's Homecoming, employees and Airstreamers together in a party atmosphere, families and people of all ages, interesting and fun activities, great food and entertainment, and geniune comradery. I guess that kind of interaction and level of involvement will never be out of style.

Services were far broader and extensive back then with higher levels of personal committment from dealers and Airstream. The Family Motor Coach Association was a club I had not known about. Gotta love those graphics in the ads, like the funny old postcards.

Look at that young Larry Huttle talking about trading weekends at the Marriot for vacations rving, new trends, production stepping up, and Airstreams "shining" with the baby boomers.

I think each and every one of us would probably agree that our Airstream means more to us than the sum total of its value as a product, good as that is, it's not about the Airstream in our life, but our life in the Airstream.

Thanks 2air for a great two part special.
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