Retro Retrims relocate to the ARC workshop

Joining us this month is Chris, with his business Retro Retrims. Previously from Birmingham, Chris has fallen in love with a local lass and relocated to Somerset where he has set up his workshop alongside us here in our sunny cider orchard here on the Somerset Levels.

Chris will be working on his own vehicle upholstery projects for his own clients – including Volkswagens, Minis and other post war classic vehicles – and also working on some of our projects too. He has already made a glamorous gold padded cocktail bar for the Dubai Airstream and will also be working on a very exciting new venture which we are launching later this year – watch this space for more details!

At present Chris has his own space at the back of one of our workshops but this is all set to change as we are constructing a new workshop especially for him alongside our current workspace.

Chris from Retro Retrims

The new workshop under construction

Some of Chris' work

The Dubai Airstream

You can find out more about Retro Retrims on Chris’ website:  www.retroretrims.co.uk

Whale Tail Flying Cloud ready to go

In the ARC workshop today, this 1950’s classic Whale Tail Flying Cloud Airstream project is almost ready to go to it’s delighted owner. We’ll be having a photoshoot of the Airstream in the owner’s garden with our expert photographer, Jeremy Phillips: so watch this space for some super glamorous interior shots coming soon!

Whale Tail Flying Cloud Airstream project

US Fan Mail

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.

Airstreams in Illinois

The Airstream Safari with the Egg Shaped Hole

Airstream SafariHere 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 was of course completed at our workshop in Somerset.

With real cherry wood veneers throughout and bright clean lines this Airstream is now heading off to Scotland where it will be used for family holidays. The feature that sets this Airstream apart from our other projects is the playful egg-shaped hole leading into the master bedroom, which is padded throughout in bright tomato coloured upholstery.

We’ll post some more piccies later in the week!

Airstream Safari

Airstream Safari

Airstream Safari

Airstream Safari

Airstream Safari

Airstream Safari

Airstream Safari

Airstream Safari

Autumnal Airstream

Highly polished AirstreamToday 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 and out and also offer a polishing service for both vintage and modern Airstreams. You can find out more about the services we offer on our web site

highly polished Airstream

highly polished Airstream

highly polished Airstream