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The Early Days of WBCCI – Friends and Fellow Airstreamers

Dale (Pee Wee) Schwamborn

Photo gallery of various WBCCI and Airstream business cards -|- sample dealer cards from the Harrison collections

WBCCI Past Presidents

Fred “Pop” Riley

1955 – 1956 The first WBCCI International President

Aubrey Lyon

1960 – 1961 Family friend and past WBCCI International President

Enos Axtel

1963 – 1964 WBCCI International President

Vic Raney

1964 – 1965 WBCCI International President

Richard ”Dick” Paschke

1966-1967 WBCCI International President

Ray Haycraft

1967-1968 WBCCI International President

The Airstream Company

Wally with Art Costello and Andy Charles

Art Costello

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The Costello family in the 1950's

President of Airstream Corporation

Andrew Charles

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Chairman of the Board of Airstream

Andrew's son Nick was a scout on the 1959 African Caravan

Andrew and Edwin Charles

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Helped guide the Airstream Company in the early days.

Other special people

Photo gallery

Friends and fellow Airstreamers

The Jack Rabbits

Key motivators in the formation of WBCCI

Neil Vanderbilt

Lifelong friend of Wally's

Jack Kneass

A friend of Pee Wee's who wrote a piece about Wally.

Harry Halbritter

A Caravanner extraordinare

Oscar and Etta Payne

Along with being avid Caravanners, Etta authored 2 books related to their Airstream travels

Keenan Wynn

A 1959 TV show starring Keenan Wynn and and Airstream

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