I am almost done with my 1965 Streamline Duke. Here are a few before and after pictures.
We only got to go to the Virginia city rally this summer because we have a baby due any day now but I hope to see you at a rally one of these days.
Steve- Thanks for the great pictures, amazing! I am working on a couple of Streamlines myself. Can't wait until mine shine like yours! We are slammed with rallies for the fall. Check out this one in October in Hollister, CA. -PAUL
The Elote Trailer is a 1956 Shasta ‘canned ham’. The new owners, Cynthia Phillips, 32, and Matt Gaudio, 41, purchased the trailer from a couple in Tehachapi who got the trailer from the original owner. Catch the whole story in issue #33 of the Vintage Camper Trailers Magazine. Subscribe here
Submitted by Chuck Hanson - Mesquite, NV
1969 UltraVan 22' Class A, The Whale, VIN # 460.
375 of these were hand made in the '60's in an old airplane factory in Hutchinson, KS, and were equipped with Chevy Corvair air cooled 6 cylinder engines and trans-axle, mounted in the rear just as in the Corvair. There are still approximately 100 examples currently licensed and bringing smiles to peoples faces across the continent.
Amenities include 15000 BTU low profile heat pump/AC, tankless water heater, Onan Microlite generator, a bathroom with shower, full galley, and a king size bed. All this is in a package weighing less than 4,000 pounds!
I have had The Whale 460 since 2007, and have been restoring and improving it ever since. It retains most of the original design, but I have added programmable air suspension, rack and pinion steering with Wilwood disc brakes stopping the 245-45-17 Michelin tires mounted on 17x8" aluminum wheels. Power comes from a computer controlled, 3.0 liter, port fuel injected Corvair engine with 3.55:1 differential, high-stall torque converter and Powerglide automatic transmission to make those long road trips safer and even more fun.
I take The Whale anywhere and everywhere with confidence, and I never tire of all the questions I get while on the road, or the endless smiles the Whale brings to people, whether at a classic car show, a campground, or just at the local grocery store.
Submitted by Rebekah Farrand.
I just wanted to take a minute to say I particularly loved the latest issue of VCT Magazine. I grew up with VWs, thanks to my dad who fell hard for VW Campers when he was young. When I received this latest issue, I couldn't wait to share it with him. He swooned and excitedly narrated what he saw, just as I knew he would.
Last year my parents graciously agreed to help me restore a vintage camper trailer. I purchased a 1977 Serro Scotty Sportsman and we've been slowly making progress. I've included a few pictures below - a picture of the day I bought my camper, my dad working on the inside, and a picture of his VW camper sitting next the the Scotty in my driveway.
Thanks for the fun magazine, but especially for this latest issue which was so enjoyable to share with my dad.
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