Archive for February, 2008

Jesse James working on custom chopper for Airstream

February 7, 2008

I finally found a good companion vehicle for our 27ft Overlander:

Radial Hell

From the press release at Autoblog

“San Francisco, 28 January 2008 – World-renowned custom bike builder Jesse James has announced that his newest creation, a glistening aluminum-clad motorcycle and sidecar combo for client Airstream will make its first public debut at the Legend of the Motorcycle Concours on May 3rd…”

Now in this case I completely understand that a bike like this is more of a concept bike than anything else. In my opinion, it must be difficult for a custom creator like Jesse to find inspiration, especially since the masses probably have an appetite for only so many skull and crossbones/green slime/blood and guts/heavy metal/hot chick montage vehicles. At least, the parks that we have been to with the kids 🙂

I applaud the creativity that a designer like Jesse has. And I also like the fact that, like so many other designers across the decades, he was able to draw upon the ideas of Wally and the Airstream heritage. Now, if only they would tell us when this bike is going into production…

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An Unusual Destination: Airstream Ranch

February 7, 2008

This just in from RV News:

Airstream Ranch

“You can visit Stonehenge in Europe or the United States. But there’s only one place to visit the Airstream Ranch…”

I have had the good fortune to travel across parts of Canada in our Airstream, and we are looking forward to travelling down south sometime soon. Of course with the kids we are a little more restricted than we might be if it was a “Road Trip”, but we still have fun nonetheless. That being said, while researching various destinations, this one is certainly one of the more unusual destinations I have come across. Similar to finding a toy in your Cracker Jacks that doesn’t match the picture on the outside of the box.

Still not sure how I feel about this one…

BTW the link is to a blog that points to the article at Tampa Bay Online.