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Wally and the Curtis Wright Trailer - His Post-WWII Legacy

  
  
  
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Sometimes the art of business is difficult to explain. Why did Wally Byam design and work for Curtis Wright at the end of WWII? Why didn’t he start up Airstream? Why did Wally ever go back into manufacturing trailers?

Wally's Other Vehicle

  
  
  
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Wally Byam traveled with two wheels. His Solex bike, with a small motor on the front wheel, carried him on the 1956 European Caravan. You might see him on a Caravan with a collapsible bicycle or a two wheeled miniature motorized scooter. On the African Caravan, he mounted a Vespa motor scooter above the front bumper.

Caravan America and the Birth of the Wally Byam Foundation

  
  
  
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A Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings, and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

More from Morocco: Why Wally Loved Africa

  
  
  
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Did the dream of Africa enchant Wally Byam? As a youth did he read Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs or writings by Dr. David Livingstone and Henry M. Stanley? Where Wally’s African aspirations came from were known only to him.

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