The Moore & Giles Airstream
Our customized 1973 Airstream began as a dream and has become an iconic part of the Moore & Giles experience. Almost 8 years ago a dusty, dirty and unpolished trailer showed up on our doorstep. It was a “gift” to Vice President, Tray Petty, who had always wanted one of the classic pull-behinds for his own collection.
Our “land-yacht” was quickly adopted by the family and soon after we began the process of renovating a shell into a unique space where leather is showcased and life is celebrated with friends. The diligent, gritty spirit that drove Mr. Moore and Mr. Giles is preserved in our Airstream. Every year it dutifully covers thousands of miles of American roads loaded down with our leather, bags and a healthy slice of our heritage.
At 31 feet long, the Airstream can be a bit cumbersome around city corners – to say nothing of icy switchbacks or back roads with low-hanging branches. It’s certainly not the fastest way to get around. Fortunately, speed is not one of our goals; we appreciate the journey.
We channel that same patience into the thoughtful design, quality materials and careful construction of our leathers and bags. Leathers that will work as hard and cover as much ground as you do.
Airstreams from the 1930’s are still on the road today.
Airstream stopped production during WWII as aluminum was classified as critical to the war effort.
An Airstream travel trailer is part of the permanent collection of New York’s Museum of Modern Art For decades.
NASA has used a fleet of Airstreams to transport astronauts to launch pads.
President John F. Kennedy had a mobile Airstream office.
What do the numbers on the front mean?
The numbers are membership numbers for the WBCCI (Wally Byam Caravan Club International). WBCCI.org