Sierra Nevada Airstreams: Memories

2005 - 50th Anniversary of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International

50 years of Airstreaming

The Harrison and Leipper families have been members of WBCCI continuously since it's inception in 1955. Currently all members of the Leipper family are members of WBCCI. Virginia Harrison Leipper, (#1183) daughter of Bryan and Jo Harrison is a second generation Airstreamer. Virginia's children Bryan Leipper (#772), Diane Leipper (#772), Anita Leipper (#5502), and Janet Leipper Smith are third generation Airstreams. It looks like Janet's daughter and son-in-law are catching aluminitus and may become the fourth generation of Airstreamers in our family. In 2005, in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International we compiled photos, documents and other materials from the family archives and posted it here on this website.

This was one of the few pictures Gramp (Bryan Harrison) had no notes on. Not sure of the date or the event.

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Bryan & Jo Harrison seated on right on the end

Photo gallery of images from the 1950's and 1960's

Photo gallery of the Harrison and Leipper family Airstreams

An 8 page color booklet celebrating the Golden Aniversary of WBCCI contains pictures, information, comments and other historical tidbits.

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For pictures of various rallies and caravans in each decade click on the date

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WBCCI International Rallies – click on image to go to photo gallery



1957 Caravan to Mexico -Parking in Guanarito

1959 Wisconsin Dells, WI


1963 Rally in Owensburg, KY

1960 Colorado Springs,CO


1976 Scotts Valley, CA


1981 Monterey Bay Unit Mexico Caravan

1986 Boise, ID


1996 Sierra Nevada Unit Rally at Lake Lahonton, NV

1998 Boise, ID


2004 Sierra Nevada Unit Rally at Pyramid Lake, Nevada

2006 Salem, OR


Aluminitus – Is it Hereditary? An article about three generations of WBCCi History

Bryan & Jo Harrison #772

Bryan, Diane Leipper #772 1975 Ambassador International

Dale & Virginia Leipper #1183

Anita Leipper #5502

Janet Leipper Smith 1977 Globetrotter

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