Retro Airstreams

A seat for the Retro Airstream

by ARC on September 13, 2013

In the workshop today – this cute little seat has been hand made for the Retro Airstream project – it is now ready to be laminated and upholstered. Come back soon to see more pics!

Airstream seating

US Fan Mail

by ARC on August 19, 2013

We were interested to receive this picture via our Facebook page from Pamela Billington Schwartz of Olney Illinois. Pamela recently acquired these two vintage Airstreams in the spring and hopes to have them ready to roll soon. Pamela said she reads our site faithfully for ideas and inspiration and she also has a British connection as her husband spent five years at RAF Upper Heyford during the late sixties and early seventies when he was serving with the US Air Force.

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1956 Airstream Custom

3 June 2013

Here’s one of the first Airstreams ever renovated here at ARC. This 1956 Airstream┬áCustom has come in for a quick re-buff to get it shiny for Glastonbury festival.

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1970s Tradewind

24 May 2013

It’s always exciting when a new project gets underway at the ARC workshop. The next transformation will be turning this 1970s Tradewind into a┬átop class bar. First step; gutting the interior.

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A closer look at that luxury padded bedroom!

22 February 2013

Today we’ve got a few more photos of the bedroom from our photoshoot with the 22ft Airstream Safari. It’s upholstered throughout with overhead storage in real cherrywood veneer and integrated lighting and spotlamp fixtures.

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The Airstream Safari with the Egg Shaped Hole

19 February 2013

Here are the superb results of another glam finished project photoshoot with our favourite photographer, Jeremy Phillips. This 22ft 1959 Airstream Safari has been refitted throughout and has been a joy to work on for our upholstery team! The design was created by Andrea Chappell and ACME Studios and the interior construction and fit out [...]

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Autumnal Airstream

27 September 2012

Today we’ve fished out a few photos from the American Retro Caravans archive, featuring this highly polished Airstream Caravel in a Somerset cider orchard. We just love the way the light shines off the highly polished exterior reflecting the blue September sky and the leaves from the apple trees. We polish every ARC Airstream inside [...]

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Airstream Summer

2 August 2012

Here’s a couple of pics of one of our Airstreams enjoying the sunshine in a Somerset cider orchard.

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This Airstream is going off to Latitude festival

13 July 2012

In the workshop today – as you probably know, we don’t just restore and repair Airstream caravans, we also store them and transport them for our clients. Today this Airstream, which you may recognise from previous blog posts, is being brought out of storage, spruced up and delivered to our client, Marcus Brigstocke, who is [...]

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The Whale Tail goes camping

14 June 2012

Here’s ‘Moby’ the Whaletail braving the half term weather in Dorset for the Queen’s jubilee celebrations. Clients Doug and Lucy met up with other Airstreaming friends, taking Moby on a trial run before finishing back at the workshop. Moby is being fitted out in iconic Airstream style with vintage fixtures and fittings and we’ll be [...]

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