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Old 06-22-2022, 06:33 PM   #1
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WBCCI Articles

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I'm Gerry Letourneau Jr. Some may know, my father was president of Airstream back in the 80's. He wrote a few articles for the WBCCI newsletter and I was looking to get copies of them.

Hopefully, someone has a few 40 year old copies laying around somewhere

I know this is a long-shot, but thought I'd try.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-22-2022, 09:50 PM   #2
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Hi Gerry,
The club has a full set of Blue Beret magazines in their archives, but the staff at club HQ likely does not have the time to dig thru and scan them for you.

I have a reasonably complete set from the late 1970s to current, but may be missing an issue here and there. In time, I might be able to look thru them and scan some articles for you, but I need to narrow down the timeframe to search.

If I remember correctly, you father had an article in just about every WBCCI magazine while he was President of Airstream. I believe he was installed as Airstream President after Thor bought Airstream on August 29, 1980, correct? And he remained President until his death, correct. Was that about 1984?
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HI Joe,

Thanks for the quick response.

That's pretty close, his passing was in 1988 though.

I was actually looking for one article in particular, (though any would be appreciated) and I don't recall the date but it would have been in late '83 or early '84 I believe.

He wrote about being bothered by my dog whining, when it wouldn't calm down he went out to correct her. He ended up kicking a post in the yard and busted his toe. If I remember it was a funny piece back then. In today's world it might not be so acceptable, I know.

Again, I know its a big ask but if you happen upon an essay or two of his, I would be very appreciative. I would gladly pay for your time, copy fees, etc.

Thanks again, Gerry
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Hi Gerry,
I will look specifically for the article you mention when I get a little free time.

I also sent you a Private Message thru AirForums to allow us to exchange direct contact info. Hopefully you can find it under the "Quick Links" pull-down menu above if you did not receive and email from AirForums with a direct link to that message.

The Airstream Company now has a full time Historian/Archivist/Curator who would like to talk to you. Airstream also opened a museum they call the Airstream Heritage Center at the start of this month.
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Hi Joe,

I saw your message and replied but not sure it went through. Let me know if it didn't.

Though I don't own an Airstream, the company has been a big part of my life, especially as a teen. The new Center sounds fascinating and I will look into it.

Thanks, Gerry
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Hi Gerry
I did not receive any reply from you via private message. Just send me your contact info to my Airstream Club Historian email address of history@airstreamclub.net. Thanks.
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I did not receive any reply from you via private message. Just send me your contact info to my Airstream Club Historian email address of history@airstreamclub.net. Thanks.
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I have replied by email and included a scan of the article you asked about from your father.
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I have replied by email and included a scan of the article you asked about from your father.
I got it, thanks so much for you help Joe!
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