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Old 08-24-2011, 12:28 AM   #1
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I'm new to the forum but I've been a big fan of AS trailers forever. Also, I do have two Airstream trailers, so it's about time I said hello. The first trailer I want to share info about is one that has been in the driveway of my property for several years here in Venice, CA. It is a 1964 24' Tradewind. Today it is a mere shell of its former self and now only serves as a unique guest room. As is evident from the pics, this particular trailer once belonged to Wally Byam's caravan, being towed as number 4075. Another interesting and historical fact about this trailer is that it once belonged to the science fiction writer, Philip K. Dick! In fact, it was in this trailer that the screenplay for Blade Runner was conceived and written. Much of the interior has been stripped out, leaving only two center closets on opposing sides. A queen bed occupies the rear area and a large writing table built by P.K. Dick occupies the front area. The trailer has also been featured in the album artwork of a local Venice music project called the New White Trash and so a photo below is from that artwork. Although I caretake this trailer it is properly owned by Los Angeles artist James Mathers, who acquired it from Dick. All 4 pics are of the 64 Tradewind. In another post, I would like to share info about my 64 Ambassador so stay tuned! I can post more pics of the 64 Tradewind but she ain't much to look at. Anyway, just let me know.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:39 PM   #2
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and welcome!! Pretty neat history!
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:49 PM   #3
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1964 ambassador, 1964 tradewind, southern california

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