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Iconic Airstream Chronicled in New Book

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October 12, 2012 by   - () Leave a Comment

New RV book now available

The legendary Airstream travel trailer, with its unmistakable shiny aluminum airplane fuselage design, has been the world’s most recognized RV for over 80 years-also making Airstream the oldest and longest operating producer of RVs.

A new book, "Airstream Memories," is the first-ever to tell the remarkable Airstream success story through the unique medium of collectibles and memorabilia, according to a news release. The book contains some 370 pictures (both color and black-and-white) of more than 425 separate pieces of Airstream memorabilia from the authors’ collection, including an amazing group of 285 postcards. Many items shown are quite scarce, and some are truly rare.

The book begins with a foreword by Rich Luhr, the Editor and Publisher of AIRSTREAM LIFE magazine. Topics covered include Airstream history, advertising, rallies, international connections, look-a-likes, art, and humor. The unique approach taken here makes this book both an invaluable stand alone resource for information and a source of good old-fashioned entertainment. This book is also a price guide that provides an estimated value for every piece of memorabilia displayed

Authors John Brunkowski and Michael Closen have been RVers for over 25 years, are owners of a vintage Airstream Safari trailer, members of several RV organizations, have written several RVing articles, and have authored two previous RV books.

Publisher Schiffer Publishing Ltd. is based in Atglen, Pa., on the Schiffer Book Farm. The company is known for publishing high quality antique, arts, architecture, lifestyle and military history books, as well as a successful line of children and ghost books.

This title and over 4,500 Schiffer titles can be purchased at www.schifferbooks.com, your local bookseller, and numerous online retailers.

Book Details

ISBN: 978-0-7643-4163-2

Size: 11” x 8 1/2”

Illustrations: 305 color & 67 b/w photos

Pages: 128

Binding: soft cover

Price: $24.99

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