Love is in eternal bloom. In 1960, Wally Byam had a party to celebrate the marriage of Art and Toni. Somewhere on the African Caravan they fell in love and were married. Secretly! No one knew. So in Venice, Italy their marriage was announced, the Caravanners gathered to celebrate and Wally rented the wedding gondola.
With Airstreams, you can go with the flow. Learn more about the aerodynamics of Airstreams with this great infographic.
The story doesn’t begin here at Dulles International Airport, located in Chantilly, Virginia. It begins in Los Angeles, California in 1962 after Wally Byam passed, when Stella Byam and Airstream executives had a meeting and set in motion the Wally Byam Foundation. The Foundation spanned 15 years from 1962 to 1977.
There are endless hours put into planning, executing, and getting on the road for an Airstream Wally Byam foreign Caravan.
In the early 1920’s, Wally Byam met Cornelius "Neil" Vanderbilt, Jr. for the first time. Their friendship would last for the rest of their lives.
We just want to begin by saying a huge thank you to all of the 'Streamers and the Dreamers out there. This past year was one of incredible adventures, exploration, dreams and growth here at Airstream, and we couldn't have done it without you. You all are our community and our friends - the ones who make Airstream and "Live Riveted" what it is. We've enjoyed hearing about your travels and lifestyle on social media, in person, and throughout the nation.
Airstream’s history began on the pages of Popular Mechanics. By using and improving the mail order blueprints, Wally Byam began his first Airstream in 1931. From his garage on St. Andrews Place in Los Angeles in 1931, his dream became reality. There were many factory locations before the company began manufacturing on North Main Street in Los Angeles, California.
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