GOOD AS GOLD
In 1956 Wally Byam, the inventor of the Airstream trailer, collaborated on a trailer design with his wife, Stella. The floorplan that they came up with was christened “Stella’s Dream Trailer.” “Stella’s Dream Trailer” went into production during the first quarter of 1957. When Stella’s Airstream came off the production line at the Jackson Center, Ohio factory it was far more than a typical Airstream. It was clad in beautiful gold anodized aluminum. It will be forever known as, “Stella’s Gold Airstream.” That trailer is now on display at the factory where it was built.
Until now this was thought to be the only “gold” Airstream in existence. In the Summer of 2017 I was contacted by what I thought was a misinformed individual selling an Airstream with a gold stripe. When I could not convince him that there was no such model of Airstream he provided me with the serial number to the coach.
With a little research we discovered that we had found the only other “gold” Airstream that had been long lost and forgotten. The trailer was special ordered from the factory by the President of Airstream, Art Costello, in 1961.
THE FORGOTTEN GOLD AIRSTREAM
BE A PART OF AIRSTREAM HISTORY
Our trailer is currently being restored by a reputable Airstream restorer. The goal is to travel in the Airstream to the Jackson Center, Ohio Airstream factory for the Alumapalooza event. We are seeking sponsors to help finance the trip. In addition to our social media efforts surrounding the lead-up to the trip, the journey and the event itself, sponsors will be featured in the articles on this build and cross-country trip. We will create banners and literature that will display the sponsors logos. Sponsors may opt for a showing of the trailer at one of their own events.