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Buckle up as Douglas Keister takes you for a decidedly retro ride in the world of diminutive travel trailers in Teardrops and Tiny Trailers. The demand for vintage trailers — the smaller the better — has risen dramatically in recent years, with the most in-demand trailers being teardrops, first manufactured in the 1930s and containing just indoor sleeping space and an outdoor exterior kitchen. Also profiled in the book are canned ham trailers, whose shape resembles the profile of a can of ham; small-size examples of America's most beloved vintage trailer, the Airstream; minuscule gypsy caravans in Europe; and fiberglass trailers made in Canada.

Two hundred color photographs showcase these trailers' sleek exteriors, retro-styled interiors, and, in many cases, the restored classic cars that tow them. Teardrops and Tiny Trailers includes a resource section chock-full of places to locate vintage trailers, clubs to join, and rallies to attend.

Photographer/writer Douglas Keister has authored thirty-six critically acclaimed books. His books on classic recreational vehicles include Ready to Roll, Silver Palaces, and Mobile Mansions. In addition, he has authored twenty-five books on architecture, including Inside the Bungalow, Storybook Style, Red Tile Style, Classic Cottages, and Cottages. Keister also writes and illustrates magazine articles and contributes photographs and essays to dozens of magazines, newspapers, books, calendars, posters, and greeting cards worldwide. He lives in Chico, California.

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Author and photographer Keister takes a light-hearted but informative look at the decidedly retro "teardrop" and other styles of mini- trailers that vacationers towed behind their cars (or motorcycles) to tour America in the mid-20th century. From gleaming small Airstreams to Comets, Hollys, and Shastas, the author photographs and writes about the features of these diminutive mobile motels, their construction, and the owners and restorers who appreciate them. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Buckle up as Douglas Keister takes you for a decidedly retro ride in the world of diminutive travel trailers in Teardrops and Tiny Trailers. The demand for vintage trailers-the smaller the better-has risen dramatically in recent years, with the most in-demand trailers being teardrops, first manufactured in the 1930s and containing just indoor sleeping space and an outdoor exterior kitchen. Also profiled in the book are canned ham trailers, whose shape resembles the profile of a can of ham; small-size examples of America's most beloved vintage trailer, the Airstream; miniscule gypsy caravans in Europe; and fiberglass trailers made in Canada. Two hundred color photographs showcase these trailers' sleek exteriors, retro-styled interiors, and, in many cases, the restored classic cars that tow them. Teardrops and Tiny Trailers includes a resource section chock-full of places to locate vintage trailers, clubs to join, and rallies to attend.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781423602743
Author:
Keister, Douglas
Publisher:
Gibbs Smith Publishers
Subject:
History
Subject:
Collectors and collecting
Subject:
Automotive - Antique & Classic
Subject:
Automotive - Miscellaneous Vehicles
Subject:
Travel trailers
Subject:
Antique and classic cars
Subject:
Automotive - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.28x8.28x.87 in. 1.68 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Buckle up as Douglas Keister takes you for a decidedly retro ride in the world of diminutive travel trailers in Teardrops and Tiny Trailers. The demand for vintage trailers-the smaller the better-has risen dramatically in recent years, with the most in-demand trailers being teardrops, first manufactured in the 1930s and containing just indoor sleeping space and an outdoor exterior kitchen. Also profiled in the book are canned ham trailers, whose shape resembles the profile of a can of ham; small-size examples of America's most beloved vintage trailer, the Airstream; miniscule gypsy caravans in Europe; and fiberglass trailers made in Canada. Two hundred color photographs showcase these trailers' sleek exteriors, retro-styled interiors, and, in many cases, the restored classic cars that tow them. Teardrops and Tiny Trailers includes a resource section chock-full of places to locate vintage trailers, clubs to join, and rallies to attend.

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