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2005 - 50th Anniversary

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. All members of the Leipper family have been members of WBCCI. Dale Leipper and Virginia Harrison Leipper, (#1183) daughter of Bryan and Jo Harrison who was a second generation Airstreamer. Virginia's children are third generation Airstreamers. Bryan Leipper (#772), Diane Leipper (#772), and Anita Leipper (#5502), are current WBCCI members as of 2011. Janet Leipper Smith (#9814) was also a member. 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.

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This picture is probably from the 1959 Eastern Canadian Caravan. This document lists all the people in the photo as well as those that were on the caravan but not in the picture. Click here to see this document

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

Photo gallery of the Harrison and Leipper family Airstreams


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 WBCCI rally Wisconsin Dells, WI


1963 Rally in Owensburg, KY

1960 WBCCI rally Colorado Springs,CO


1976 MBCU Scotts Valley, CA

1974 MBCU rally at Ft Ord


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


2011 SNU 35th Anniversary Rally at South Lake Tahoe

2011 Region 12 Rally Jackson, CA

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

An 8 page color booklet celebrating the Golden Aniversary of WBCCI contains pictures, information, comments and other historical tidbits created by Diane Leipper from family memorabilia


Bryan & Jo Harrison #772

Bryan, Diane Leipper #772 1975 Ambassador International

Dale & Virginia Leipper #1183

Anita Leipper #5502

Janet Leipper Smith (#9814) 1977 Globetrotter

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