The Airstream company was created by Wally Byam, He created a trailer which he guaranteed for Life (your life!) - any issues would get fixed free of charge. He started in 1948 and moved to Jackson Center Ohio in 1952.
He used his extensive aircraft knowledge (gained in WW2) to adapt to the trailer market. He despised shoddy workmanship and built a reputation on high quality. He was fond of saying 'Conversation is cheap and AIRSTREAM is not' 'Adventure is where you find it, any place, every place. except at home in a rocking chair' Wally Byam.
Thankfully, unlike mullets and big lapels Airstreams have stood the test of time....
It was the summer of 2006 and after driving my first Airstream from Winchester to my home I was startled by the reaction on the M3. Every car that overtook me, without exception, reacted to the Airstream in tow. Some waved, some took photos, some smiled, some laughed - all reacted! I stopped for petrol and had my first experience of 'interest' from strangers'. I quickly became the 'expert' answering all the questions people asked to its weight, origin, age, cost... It had appeal to all ages and spanned cultures I quickly understood that the Airstream is a timeless classic!!