NEWS, NEWS, NEWS
This is so cool, it was published today on The Telegraph Homepage... Enjoy!!
So, to keep it short - there are no news! I was too busy at work and had no time to work on the Airstream. At the moment it is also just way too cold in the hangar, so I am waiting probably until March before I start working on the Interior and the shell again. We'll see...
Dave looks like an Airstream again...
We are on a tight scedule now, as we plan to have Dave on the Airfields Campground in June. Probably without the front dinette and maybe without kitchen, but we'll have at least the bathroom, a bed and the fridge for cold beer inside. The rest will be installed while on the camping, but otherwise Dave would probably spend another summer in the hangar... Until June we only have a few weekends and maybe a whole week in may for all the work, but it should be possible. Hopefully I'll have a week off of work in may during the dutch nationals in gliderflying that will be held at the Stendal Airfield from the 18th to the 27th of may. The arrival of the 55 teams will be from the 12th of may and there will be 2 days of training before the competition starts on the 18th. We hope to have Daves roll-out on the 27th of May. As always - we will see...
WHERE’S THE TWINK?
this is Message that Rachel posted yesterday on Airstreamforums.com... Please keep your eyes open and help finding "The Twink"!!
WHERE’S THE TWINK?
Sometime in February 2007, my beloved 1975 Airstream Argosy camper disappeared. It was earned the name of “Twink” because of its keen resemblance to a Twinkie, hence this priceless photo I took while on my road trip. The Twink has taken me many places, from mountains to desserts to beaches to cities and every wacky redneck town in between.
So imagine the horror when I drove by to check on the TWINK in the parking lot where I had parked it all year and… it wasn’t there!!! “No sweat,” I thought, “it must have been towed.” But when the police had no records of any towing or abandoned vehicle reports, the terrible truth hit me. My Twink had been stolen.
I am DEVASTATED. The TWINK means so much to me, has taken me so many places and I had pictured traveling with it for years to come. I had dreamed of making the TWINK into a career somehow - pitching some book ideas, maybe trying to get a show, a sponsorship perhaps… And now it’s gone. Someone has to know something. Please help me find the TWINK!
WHERE’S THE TWINK BEEN?
Last year I kind of lost my marbles from working too hard. I had a successful marketing company in Philly, but I really needed to get away. While some people choose a nice vacation, I decided to blow all of my money on a vintage 1975 Airstream Argosy camper, trade in my Jetta for a Ford F150 and hit the road for a few months. Here’s the story: (Philadelphia Weekly Cover Story)
Here’s a Holiday Photo Shoot We Did in It: (Rachel’s Guide Holiday Photo Shoot)
Plate # XCB9560
Title # 63036278001FU
•24’ 1975 Airstream Argosy Camper Trailer
• Beige Exterior with Orange Trim & Brown Bumper
• Large ARGOSY Logo Over Back Window
• Pimp 70’s Interior with Olive Green Countertops & “Airplane” Overhead Compartments
• Kitchen & Diner Booth that Converts into a Bed, Bedroom with Dresser, Bathroom with Shower
• Cushions are light green with pastel yellow & green stripes on some sides.
• Some Camping & Kitchen Supplies in the Cabinets
• 70’s Vintage Playboy Magazines in the Magazine Rack (essential for any road trip!)
- chipped paint over the Argosy logo on the front, top rounded part of the vehicle. The silver shows through, almost like freckles.
•Rusty step for the front door, one side of the step sometimes broken
• Broken shelf in the bathroom closet
• Couch off of the tracks when you try to convert it into a bed
• The pantry closet in the kitchen won’t stay closed
• Wax in the kitchen sink from melted candles