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Old 06-29-2018, 05:43 AM   #561
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I was reading some local news this morning and of course google presented a few items I MIGHT be interested in. One was the Salem International and all the vintage units. Guess what was mentioned first by Bob Wheeler? Goranson's find.

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Old 06-29-2018, 09:26 AM   #562
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I'd love to read it. Can you send me the link?
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Old 06-29-2018, 11:46 AM   #563
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Www.oregonlive.com

Sorry using cell phone with fat fingers that never get complete links right
Probably just another simple trick I dont know. Search for airstream, wheeler or even your own name and I bet you get it.
But of course you need the paper version also for your time capsule.



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Old 06-29-2018, 12:15 PM   #564
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Next year's convention is in Doswell VA, which is north of Richmond..... 140 miles from Virginia Beach. Looks like I will have to get off my butt, join WBCCI and go! BTW Bob Wheeler referred to it as the Wally Byam Airstream Club... is renaming it happening or is that just marketing the brand by the boss?

I-95 is a nightmare between Washington and Richmond and isn't fun on many other stretches, and I-64 rebuild between Va. Beach and Richmond might be done by next year, but check first. My route of choice will avoid both.

State route 301 is a pretty drive from north or south, but if high, narrow bridges with a lot of tractor trailers and a metal grid base isn't your thing crossing the Potomac from MD to VA is not a recommendation. I do hate I-95 that much... 8 minutes of terror vs. 2 hours, eh?

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Www.oregonlive.com

Sorry using cell phone with fat fingers that never get complete links right
Probably just another simple trick I dont know. Search for airstream, wheeler or even your own name and I bet you get it.
But of course you need the paper version also for your time capsule.



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Here are links to several stories.
Carol

https://www.oregonlive.com/expo/life...gathering.html

https://amp.statesmanjournal.com/amp/704043002

https://amp.statesmanjournal.com/amp/728491002
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Old 06-30-2018, 07:41 PM   #566
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Historic reunion as #1 and #50 from the caravan are reunited.


It was sure great to meet yíall ! I enjoyed seeing these two trailers unite after 62 years - can you imagine what they would be saying to each other after all that time ?? Like holy cow you would never believe what Iíve been through
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It was sure great to meet yíall ! I enjoyed seeing these two trailers unite after 62 years - can you imagine what they would be saying to each other after all that time ?? Like holy cow you would never believe what Iíve been through
They've both had a little work done by their aluminum surgeon. "Honey, you don't look a day over 40."
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Scott, It was great to meet you and your family and see the trailer. Ken, sorry we missed you.


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(My grandparents travelled right into the early 1970s. US, Canada & Mexico).

Period correct clothing would have been summer weight wool trousers for men. Long rise. Leather belt & Oxford shoes. Cotton business style shirt. Bolo tie. A sport coat or sweater for evenings. (RV parks, state & national parks often had evening gatherings. Lectures. A norm arising from the appeal of Chataqua).

A dress for ladies. Low pumps. Minimal jewelry. (This isn’t formal. It’s a little less than monthly Bridge Club at the Whitaker’s).

And the grandparents were neither wealthy nor snobbish (although far better educated than most). Grandad kept mechanics coveralls in the trunk. Started life on the farm. First drove a car in 1908.

It’s how all folks appeared in the interminable number of vacation slide shows I endured. (Those of many families). The WWI generation endured financial panics, disease and premature deaths and disablement. To have been able to afford this sort of retirement was a reward they cherished. Honored. Before them, there was no such thing.

Let’s remember that the appeal of this type of trailer (and AS the entry level offering) was in having all the amenities of home. With ones own car, one was free to set the schedule. Not via trains and hotel resorts where all and sundry had a hand out.

Travel meant visits with strangers. Often pleasant. Sometimes not. Thus the secondary part of the appeal. It was very American.

Tee shirts & shorts are underwear. Sure kills the effect. Any vehicle show.

I’ve had fun with attractive show vehicle owners over the years, tackily-dressed, and asked them when the owner would return. When the protest was made, the obvious rejoinder was, “That’s a good one. Great cleaning job. But you aren’t the owner. So, how much do you charge?”

Whatever the clothing choice, make it so the effort is reflected. At ones ease hasnt any correlation in dressing down. That’s one of many lies from the 1960s and later. And I would say, especially not in displaying an historical vehicle.

Put on the rose-tinted glasses. A small Philco countertop radio, plain, (All American Five tube arrangement), music as arranged by Nelson Riddle or Gordon Jenkins. Standards, but up to date. Like this coach.

America (then) had a bright future. And we looked our best for it.

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Agreed - sorry we missed yíall as well - we did look for you - I hope all is well !
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(My grandparents travelled right into the early 1970s. US, Canada & Mexico).

Period correct clothing would have been summer weight wool trousers for men. Long rise. Leather belt & Oxford shoes. Cotton business style shirt. Bolo tie. A sport coat or sweater for evenings. (RV parks, state & national parks often had evening gatherings. Lectures. A norm arising from the appeal of Chataqua).

A dress for ladies. Low pumps. Minimal jewelry. (This isnít formal. Itís a little less than monthly Bridge Club at the Whitakerís).

And the grandparents were neither wealthy nor snobbish (although far better educated than most). Grandad kept mechanics coveralls in the trunk. Started life on the farm. First drove a car in 1908.

Itís how all folks appeared in the interminable number of vacation slide shows I endured. (Those of many families). The WWI generation endured financial panics, disease and premature deaths and disablement. To have been able to afford this sort of retirement was a reward they cherished. Honored. Before them, there was no such thing.

Letís remember that the appeal of this type of trailer (and AS the entry level offering) was in having all the amenities of home. With ones own car, one was free to set the schedule. Not via trains and hotel resorts where all and sundry had a hand out.

Travel meant visits with strangers. Often pleasant. Sometimes not. Thus the secondary part of the appeal. It was very American.

Tee shirts & shorts are underwear. Sure kills the effect. Any vehicle show.

Iíve had fun with attractive show vehicle owners over the years, tackily-dressed, and asked them when the owner would return. When the protest was made, the obvious rejoinder was, ďThatís a good one. Great cleaning job. But you arenít the owner. So, how much do you charge?Ē

Whatever the clothing choice, make it so the effort is reflected. At ones ease hasnt any correlation in dressing down. Thatís one of many lies from the 1960s and later. And I would say, especially not in displaying an historical vehicle.

Put on the rose-tinted glasses. A small Philco countertop radio, plain, (All American Five tube arrangement), music as arranged by Nelson Riddle or Gordon Jenkins. Standards, but up to date. Like this coach.

America (then) had a bright future. And we looked our best for it.

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Cool story, and the perspective is certainly noted, but the #1 thing is that this was a camping trip with my family and friends, and chance to share the trailer with friends and fellow club members at the same time. Like it or hate it, my wife and I "Dress to Impress" as teachers every day, and even around in the community, and when we camp, we dress down, judge as you wish, shorts and T-shirts are what I wear for camping, otherwise it's too much like work!

It's important for the club to have it's pomp and circumstance, and it's Roberts Rules and the like, but you won't catch me at that stuff. I appreciate those that do it, someone has to, but my efforts are to preserve history and enjoy every second I can with my wife, kids, old friends and new ones. I should also clarify, I was wearing underwear under my shorts, and they were even clean
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Tee shirts & shorts are underwear. Sure kills the effect. Any vehicle show.

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Slowmover; I have to say that wearing period clothing would be totally a matter of personal preference. I have always been more impressed by somebodies character than what they are wearing.

My mother was very impressed by a sharp dressed banker that was trying to take advantage of her.

I can totally appreciate the history of Airstreams without actually wanting to live it. With my Ď73 Argosy, I would need to wear a tie-dyed teeshirt and ripped up jeans or a leisure suit- didnt much like those clothes back then and wont wear them now

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Scott, it was wonderful meeting you and seeing the great work you have done with Wally's trailer. The pictures with Ken's trailer are be priceless.

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Old 07-02-2018, 08:07 PM   #574
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I am a bit shocked at Slowmovers comment about shorts and t shirt....you out of the goodness of your heart let people who share an interest with you into your personal space.


You are not a museum. You are not paid to show this trailer. You are not being paid to bring this trailer there. You are there to share your pride and joy and let others enjoy (more so than I might do if it were me....so we should feel lucky.)



Totally out of line in my opinion, unless a clarification of reason for the apparent snarky comment is put forth.


I do hope to see it sometime, you did what I can only pretend to imagine to do in my mind.


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Pretty typical of Slowmovers post.
All a can say is Scott, YOU DA MAN! Stream on brother...
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Interesting perspective, I thought SlowMover was describing how they would have dressed then (when Wally had the trailer) not now.

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He was which was really nice...until the snarks in the middle.


Unfortunate that an excellent helpful insight went awry.


Oh well, we all have not so good days....except me unless you talk to my wife.
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See post 571 where Scott felt he had to reply and defend being a gracious "on the fly" host.
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