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  • "Strive endlessly to stir the venturesome spirit that moves you…."
    Wally Byam
    Wally Byam
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    Ellery Curtis
    Ellery Curtis
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    Dave O'Leary
    Dave O'Leary
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    Joan Fedrigon
    Joan Fedrigon
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    Trudy Moylan
    Trudy Moylan

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Wally’s First Love: Camping

When an Airstream owner is approached by someone who recognizes it, the first comment is always, “Do they still make these things?” The Airstreamer always says yes – they are manufactured in Jackson Center, Ohio. That familiar Silver Bullet, still seen on the byways and highways and on television. How often do we hear someone say, “What would Wally do?” What did Wally do when he was guiding Airstream, leading Caravans and returning home? Two words: camping and hiking. In this photograph, Wally Byam is standing in a very jaunty position with a sailor’s cap. This picture appears to be

Travelling as a team, with the WBCCI

Airstream since its creation, has always had a focus on community. After all, how many other travel trailer companies can boast something as unique and community-driven as the pink flamingo? Whether you’re new to the experience or a seasoned veteran, travelling in your Airstream is just more fun with others. That’s where the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI) comes in. The WBCCI was officially formed in 1955, but its roots begin even earlier than that. To build interest in Airstreams and to help encourage people to seek fun and adventure in new places, Wally Byam himself invited other Airstream

Introducing Airstream’s Friend: Dale Schwamborn

As part of Throwback Thursdays, we will be hearing from some contributors who are experts in the history of Airstream, and people who have participated in that history. Dale Schwamborn fits both categories, and has been a part of the Airstream story almost from birth. Dale — or Pee Wee, as he’s known in Airstream circles — is a first cousin once removed of the company’s founder, Wally Byam. He got his nickname in 1951 on a hike with Wally and some others. Being the youngest member of the group, he was also the smallest; hence, he was called Pee

Airstream Land Yacht Concept close to Wally Byam’s heart

There’s always been a close connection between Airstream and the ocean, and that connection was born from the very beginnings of our company. Wally Byam was an avid camper and hiker, and that’s part of what led him to build the first Airstream trailer – but his spirit of exploration and his self-sufficiency in the wilds were both conceived from his love of the ocean. Wally grew up on the Oregon coast, and from a relatively young age he had experience on the open sea. Sometime in his youth – perhaps during a break from his high school career –