Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-27-2005, 05:12 PM   #81
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,183
Quote:
Originally Posted by overlander64
Greetings Pick!

WBCCI once used black numbers. My '64 Overlander had black numbers on it when I purchased it in 1995. At the time, I was told that the club switched from the black to red numbers around 1990. For whatever reason, the black numbers were far more difficult to remove than the red numbers. If I remember what the original owners of my coach told me years ago (they were friends of my family and this would have been about 1970), WBCCI numbers were painted on the coach by the owners or sign painters - - one of my uncles was a sign painter and had painted the numbers on their '57 coach just a few years before they traded it on the '64 Overlander.

Kevin
My father joined the WBCCI in the early 70's. We had red numbers on three different Airstreams.
Have been using red for some time now....
Anon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2005, 07:35 PM   #82
3 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 233
high-quality numbers

Did anyone have vinyl numbers of high quality made on a spaced sheet? Where did you have it done and would they do it for me by mail? If you had a good experience let us know. Tom
__________________
Tom and Frank
Evanston, Illinois
2004 Safari 28 ft Slideout "Lucy" 4 HI CAMP
2004 Ford Excursion 6.0 PSD PWRSTRK,
and Brittany, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
PWRSTRK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2005, 08:34 PM   #83
4 Rivet Member
 
jimmickle's Avatar
 
2000 31' Land Yacht
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 497
I had my white numbers made at a local sign shop where I winter in Dade City Florida. They have been on the windows for three years without any sign of deteroiation.
Any sign shop in your area should be able to make what you want.
Even the best red is unstable, so they will fade after a few years in the sun. I like the white numbers on the dark windows. No damage to the clear coat. Readable from a much longer distance than the red. Longer life. Some static from old time WBCCI.
Pay your money and take your choice.
jimmickle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2005, 12:03 PM   #84
VAC President
 
Buttercup's Avatar
 
1977 27' Overlander
1954 25' Cruiser
1990 34.5' Airstream 345
VC Highlands , Nevada
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,149
Send a message via Skype™ to Buttercup
Big Red Number tradition

We just signed up for the WBCCI membership and also joined our local Sierra Nevada Unit.

After much research on the Big Red Numbers, and great information found on this forum, I called the WBCCI hq and asked if the original numbers, that are faintly showing on the front and back of 'Buttercup,' were available. And they were! #17330

We are now anxiously awaiting their arrival. We'll have 2 sets made at our local sign shop -- one for now, before we polish and one for later, after we polish.

The numbers represent tradition for me. I think they are beautiful. They are like a name badge at a convention or a personalized license plate. A gentle greeting that says "hello." They give the impression, like a blast from the past, of friendliness and a neighborly environment. To us, that's what the WBCCI and having an Airstream is all about. We can be a part of something with tradition and somehow continue on the heritage of it all.

Unfortunately, we won't be able to begin travelling in the tradition until we bring Buttercup home and get her road worthy. Hopefully by June we'll be able to attend our first local rally. Then from there, who knows...
__________________
Buttercup's Web Site. WBCCI #17330, 11281 & 7830. VAC Past President, TAC NV-2 & NV-3
Buttercup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2005, 03:42 PM   #85
Rivet Master
 
Tarheel's Avatar
 
2001 34' Limited S/O
Moyock , North Carolina
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,010
Images: 21
Just wanted you to know that you will be welcome at any WBCCI rally even if "Buttercup" isn't with you.
__________________
Keep the shiny side up.
WBCCI # 348
Past Region 3 President
Past President Tidewater Unit 111
Rick Bell in "Silverbell"
Tarheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2005, 02:35 PM   #86
VAC President
 
Buttercup's Avatar
 
1977 27' Overlander
1954 25' Cruiser
1990 34.5' Airstream 345
VC Highlands , Nevada
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,149
Send a message via Skype™ to Buttercup
Many thanks...

Tarheel,

Many thanks for your hospitality.

We are truly looking forward to joining in - even without Buttercup! After reviewing the calendar we're going to try to make their next luncheon and their next rally, even if Buttercup isn't ready.

We are hoping to bring Buttercup home in the next couple of weeks, after some bearing repacking! Then the fun will begin.

We just received our numbers! We were able to resurrect the original numbers #17330. How exciting!
__________________
Buttercup's Web Site. WBCCI #17330, 11281 & 7830. VAC Past President, TAC NV-2 & NV-3
Buttercup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 01:41 PM   #87
3 Rivet Member
 
FiveGreers's Avatar
 
Crestview , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 151
Images: 9
Special Numbers For Us!

Thanks to this thread, I realized that we could pick our "red numbers" if they weren't already taken. So, with my parents '06 directory, our search began. We finally came up with a biggie-"25678"-special to us because it's our birth months-one for each one of us! Even though this one is a big number, it actually means something to us- ! And Kathy at WCBBI was so great-told me if we changed our minds, call her back by Monday-lol!
__________________
Minya and the kids

2005 22' Safari-
...lost her in the divorce-
Would like another (Airstream), please!


FiveGreers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 02:03 PM   #88
Rivet Master
 
streamer23's Avatar
 
NOVA SCOTIA , CANADA
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 5,448
Images: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by FiveGreers
Thanks to this thread, I realized that we could pick our "red numbers" if they weren't already taken. So, with my parents '06 directory, our search began. We finally came up with a biggie-"25678"-special to us because it's our birth months-one for each one of us! Even though this one is a big number, it actually means something to us- ! And Kathy at WCBBI was so great-told me if we changed our minds, call her back by Monday-lol!
Congrats on your choice.It's great to have a special meaning to the number you've chosen .Seeing the higher numbers have always reminded me of the rich history of the club.Enjoy
__________________
Mike

AIR #7916
Ex WBCCI #32083
streamer23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 03:04 PM   #89
Moderator
 
jcanavera's Avatar

 
2004 30' Classic Slideout
Fenton , Missouri
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 9,605
Images: 143
Send a message via AIM to jcanavera Send a message via Skype™ to jcanavera
While my numbers aren't on the trailer, we asked for and got 5024 which happens to be the street address number of the home I grew up in. Someday I'll make my lexan sign and will display them when parked.

Jack
__________________
Jack Canavera
STL Mo.
AIR #56
'04 Classic 30' S.O.,'03 GMC Savana 2500,'14 Honda CTX 700
jcanavera is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2008, 10:34 AM   #90
New Member
 
Tilden Lake , Ontario
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1
Question red numbers

I have an Airstream from the 70's with the red number, 976, and the WBCC emblem..where would the directories be and how could I access the history and information for this number?
kbourdage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2008, 01:12 PM   #91
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar
 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,549
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
3 digit numbers designate WBCCI officers. 976 is not currently assigned according to the 2008 WBCCE membership directory. In fact the highest 3 digit number listed is 306. I would contact Jodi at WBCCI directly. Maybe she has the information you are looking for.
__________________
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2008, 02:53 PM   #92
Rivet Master
 
streamer23's Avatar
 
NOVA SCOTIA , CANADA
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 5,448
Images: 18
kbourdage

Quote:
Originally Posted by kbourdage View Post
I have an Airstream from the 70's with the red number, 976, and the WBCC emblem..where would the directories be and how could I access the history and information for this number?

First post kbourage,WELCOME to the forums.

I will PM some details to you shortly on this on this very interesting number.
__________________
Mike

AIR #7916
Ex WBCCI #32083
streamer23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2008, 03:07 PM   #93
Rivet Master
 
streamer23's Avatar
 
NOVA SCOTIA , CANADA
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 5,448
Images: 18
Clarification

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lumatic View Post
3 digit numbers designate WBCCI officers. 976 is not currently assigned according to the 2008 WBCCE membership directory. In fact the highest 3 digit number listed is 306. I would contact Jodi at WBCCI directly. Maybe she has the information you are looking for.
Just to clarify this post,here is some more info on 3 digit numbers.This is normally the rule of thumb but of course there could be exceptions.
100 series numbers are usually reserved for Int'l and Past Int'l Presidents.
200-300 series numbers are usually assigned to Region Presidents and those holding some sort of position in the club.
400-999 series numbers are rarely ever given out anymore and are usually long time members or decendents of those members who wanted to keep the number.
Again,there are exceptions.

Also,I should clarify that there was a misprint in the 2008 WBCCI Directory.Starting in the third column of Page 246 there was a '1' mistakingly put in front of many of the 3 digit numbers starting with #307 Ulrich.The directory shows #1307 instead.This continues right up to #909 Berg which is shown as #1909.
The next number after Berg in the directory is #1001 Sasuta.This is where the directory is listing the numbers correctly again.

I now return you to your regular scheduled programming.
__________________
Mike

AIR #7916
Ex WBCCI #32083
streamer23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2008, 05:56 PM   #94
Rivet Master
 
purman's Avatar
 
1968 28' Ambassador
Cedaredge , Colorado
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,542
I heard from a member that the reissue numbers. so you could get a 4 or 6 thousand.. is that true..
purman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2008, 06:05 PM   #95
Rivet Master
 
streamer23's Avatar
 
NOVA SCOTIA , CANADA
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 5,448
Images: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by purman View Post
I heard from a member that the reissue numbers. so you could get a 4 or 6 thousand.. is that true..
You could get a four or six thousand number providing it is not already in use.If it is not in use it has to be inactive for two years to the best of my knowledge.There is a small surcharge to request a specific number.
__________________
Mike

AIR #7916
Ex WBCCI #32083
streamer23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2008, 12:24 AM   #96
Rivet Master
 
streamer23's Avatar
 
NOVA SCOTIA , CANADA
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 5,448
Images: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by 65GT View Post
Mike, I think you may have missed the latest assignment of numbers, straight out of the Mid-Winter IBT meeting of '08:

Only Improvements » 3-Digit Numbers

__
Leo,thanks for the update.I stand corrected.
__________________
Mike

AIR #7916
Ex WBCCI #32083
streamer23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2008, 04:42 PM   #97
Rivet Master
 
Skater's Avatar
 
1995 30' Excella
Bowie , Maryland
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,344
Quote:
Originally Posted by streamer23 View Post
There is a small surcharge to request a specific number.
Is that new? I don't think I paid extra when I joined about three years ago and requested a specific number.

Although with a number in the 13,000 area, they were probably glad to have someone want a number that large...
__________________
1995 Airstream Classic 30' Excella 1000
2014 Ram 2500 Crew Cab with Cummins 6.7L Diesel

Sold but not forgotten: 1991 Airstream B190
Sold: 2006 F-250 6.0L Powerstroke Supercab
Skater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2008, 05:03 PM   #98
Rivet Master
 
streamer23's Avatar
 
NOVA SCOTIA , CANADA
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 5,448
Images: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skater View Post
Is that new? I don't think I paid extra when I joined about three years ago and requested a specific number.

Although with a number in the 13,000 area, they were probably glad to have someone want a number that large...
There was when I joined in 95 but I will find out for sure if there still is one.I emailed HO and will post my findings.
__________________
Mike

AIR #7916
Ex WBCCI #32083
streamer23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2008, 05:47 PM   #99
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar

 
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 14,072
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
There was no additional charge when I joined a couple of years ago either.
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2008, 05:49 PM   #100
Vintage Alum. Enthusiast
 
flyfshr's Avatar

 
1959 24' Tradewind
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: I currently do not own a 2nd Airstream
Posts: 4,336
Images: 40
For me either when I requested one in 2001. I've never heard of an additional charge for a specific number. What's next?

Brad
FF
__________________
4CU 2699 / AIR 10 / TAC AZ-1

I'm haunted by aluminum.
Charter Member of the 4 Corners Unit.
flyfshr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BIG RED #'s Chris Deeley WBCCI Forum 3 11-09-2003 05:10 PM
red numbers lido&linda 85/345 Airstream Motorhome Forums 1 09-05-2003 10:39 AM
I need numbers, Part numbers that is. thenewkid64 Airstream Motorhome Forums 1 07-19-2003 10:51 AM
WBCCI Numbers on Argosy overlander64 Our Community 2 06-26-2003 04:21 PM
WBCCI Numbers question? tiniree WBCCI Forum 2 04-22-2003 12:43 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.