1969 Airstream Tradewind – Palm Springs Modernism Week 2011.

The trailers featured at the vintage trailer show range anywhere from being hard-to-find, mint, factory original trailers to fully-restored beauties with modern day amenities. Mona and Doug’s 1969 Tradewind would fall under the latter category. You certainly would not have the slightest idea of what this trailer has been through in its 40+ years of life as it is now a thing of beauty. The reality is that an unimaginable amount of blood, sweat and tears (lots of cash, too, no doubt) have turned this former junk yard dog into a People’s Choice Award winner.



Bowlus “Road Chief” at Palm Springs Modernism Week 2011.

Our visit to Palm Springs culminated with the much anticipated trip to the Riviera Hotel in old town where it hosted the Vintage Trailer Show in the parking lot. The weather did not look real promising all week long with rain in the forecast. We went by the afternoon before the Saturday opening for the ‘pre-tour’ event showing of the exterior and met and lot of the owners of some of the most amazing trailers we have ever seen. One of the rarest of the trailers is the completely restored 1935 Bowlus Road Chief owned by John Long.