Sierra Nevada Airstreams -|- Memories

Enjoyment of the whispering winds, the zephyrs, the airstreams of the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin areas of the United States in a recreational vehicle.

Airstream and WBCCI related history

This section of the website is a repository for information, documents, and images related to the history of the Wally Byam Caravan Club, International. Material was gathered from the Harrison/Leipper family archives as well as from other people with links to or interest in the history of WBCCI. Among others, we wish to thank Mike Orchard, Charles Booth, Charles Spiher, and Dale (PeeWee) Schwamborn for sharing their information and their passion for WBCCI and Airstreaming.

"During the 1955 Caravan to Eastern Canada, a group of Airstreamers met to form the nucleus of the Wally Byan Caravan Club."

From the book Airstream written by Robert Landau and James Phillippi published in 1984
2015 - Articles written for the Sierra Nevada Unit newsletter in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the creation of WBCCI.


Dale (Pee Wee) Schwamborn

Dale ran across our website while doing a search on his mother, Helen Byam Schwamborn. Dale Is the second cousin of Wally Byam. He has graciously shared photos and other memorabilia with us.


San Marcos, TX

Harrison/Leipper family - 50 years of Airstream History

Some miscellaneous cards and info from the Harrison archives


Canadian Caravan Program

A gallary of images from the 1950's & 1960's



1957 Edition of The Caravaner Newsletter - Large PDF files

First half -|- Second half

photo gallery version of the 1957 Caravanner

Caravanner's and other WBCCI publications contributed by Pee Wee Schwamborn


Home on Four Wheels

1950's WBCCI Song Book



A photo gallery of Airstreams owned by the Harrison/Leipper Family



Mike Orchard WBCCI # 32083 - A Unique Airstream Story



Charles Booth – An academic view of Wally Byam and Caravanning


Charles Spiher WBCCI #3745 – With wife Lynn, participated in the 2005 Golden Anniversary Caravan to Kentville Nova Scotia.


Brochures, publications, and other documents highlighting the evolution of Airstream RV's



Links to other WBCCI and Airstream history sites

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

For more information or to receive a copy contact hq@SierraNevadaAirstreams.org

Special Section – Nevada History, stories and memories from a third generation Nevadan




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