Folks, I'm posting my site on the progress on my renovation of my 55 Wally Byam Holiday by request. I discovered the first Holiday in 02 in Central Florida and posted questions on the Forum then asking for any info on my new acquisition. Mostly folks just said it couldn't be an Airstream. No one at that time had heard of them, even Airstream!
It took me months to get any information at all. Thanks to several people, specially Fred Coldwell and Al Hasselbart, I was able to begin piecing together its history. Fred did a wonderful article in the Spring of 06 featuring my Holidays. I bought 8 copies!
After a years worth of emails and phone calls , Al Hasselbart wrote and told me he had heard back from Wally Byam expert Bud Cooper who was very familiar with the Holiday and nearly owned one when new. Bud says it was a small production prototype model made only in 1954
to see if the customer would buy the caravan styling as opposed to the typical Airstream styling. The test failed and they were never put into real market production. The prototype unit was built by a Jack Oakley and John Taylor for Wally.
I'm still learning the web site stuff so please let me know if you find things that don't work. I'm sure there are many.
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