First ever Airstream Rally “Down Under”

Somewhere in-between breaking down in the Northern Territory and launching Happy Camper Pizza, we managed to take part in a historical event – Australia’s first ever Airstream Rally. Officially, it was the inaugural rally of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI) “Down Under” Unit – an Aussie arm of the Airstream club started in 1955….

Happy Camper

Our beautiful Vintage Airstream, Wallabee, is going to be off the road for some time. She has some significant issues with her subframe. That means the end of our full-time Australian road trip until we can find the money and someone with the expertise to fix her. (If there’s anyone in Melbourne who knows about…

Coffee Addiction

I can’t get enough coffee on this road trip. There is nothing like the smell of a fresh brew while you’re sitting in the middle of nowhere, watching three little monkeys terrorise each other and trash your newly renovated Airstream. So it was exciting to discover this vintage coffee caravan down by the Murray River…

Al’s Bus

I love vintage buses nearly as much as I love Airstreams. If I had somewhere to park an old Bedford or a Leyland double decker, I would be scraping my pennies together and scouring eBay for one to convert. The next best thing is finding someone else with one who is happy to let me knock…

Airstream Dreams

Wallabee has made her first Aussie Airstream friend – a gorgeous 1966 Trade Wind called Peggy Sue. Jess and Scott imported and renovated her last year for their business Airstream Dreams. Since October, they’ve been hiring out Peggy Sue as a bespoke exhibition/marketing/wedding space. Jess and I had been itching to check out each other’s…

Stalking Curtiss Wright

It was ten-thirty in the morning when I arrived back at the 1946 Curtiss Wright I’d stalked the previous day. This time it was at the invitation of her owners, Robbie and Georgie, after they found the note I’d sticky-taped to their trailer door. Of course the twins, who never sleep, decided to do a…

Finding the Wright trailer

Another uncanny Airstream find… today I stumbled upon a 1946 Curtiss Wright parked in the street in a neighbouring suburb (similar to the photo above). I’m not sure what compelled me to drive to this street, but I was pretty excited by my find. Okay, so it’s not technically an Airstream, but these are rarer than hen’s…

Tim & Mark

The most amazing thing happened this afternoon. We finally met ‘Tim and Mark.” For nearly a year we’ve been renting a sprawling 1800s ghost house in St Kilda, a seedy seaside suburb in Melbourne. Every time you come in the front door, your eyes can’t help but linger on the ‘Tim and Mark” transparency pasted…