In the ARC workshop today – a break from the bling! After the shiny and brightly coloured finish of our recently finished Dubai Airstream project, we’re now working with some traditional oak.
This 30ft Airstream Sovereign is being fitted with oak panelled end caps, oak panelled walls and an oak ‘barrel top’ ceiling. The oak ceiling is similar to the one we installed in Winnie the Winnebago (pictured bottom) which was inspired by the ceiling of a romany caravan.
Winnie the Winnebago (below)
In the workshop today: You can see that the Flying Cloud project is just about ready. Here are a few interior shots of this glamorous Airstream:
In the workshop today: the Flying Cloud Airstream project is nearing completion. Here you can see our team working on the interior:
Here are a few snaps of one of the Airstream hunting lodges which are going to be used as promotional wagons for the Huntsman brand. This one is now in Berkshire and getting ready for a tour of Germany where it will be participating in a photo shoot for the new season Huntsman collection. It may also be used in London for a press event before winding up as a lodge and guest room for it’s owner. These two Airstreams are now finished so stay tuned to the blog for some big glossy photos of the interior coming soon – in the meantime here are a few pics to tempt you!
This Airstream is going to be transformed into a hunting lodge for one of our clients. Here you can see we’re right at the start of the project. The interior has been completely stripped out and Darren is cleaning the chassis – a very dusty job!
In the first photo you can see the chassis behind the wheel arches after it has been wire brushed to remove the rust – it is now ready for refinishing.
One of the great things about an Airstream is that you can use it for anything – not just travelling but also as a static installation in your garden to be used as an office, spare room or a space for entertaining – and as it’s a temporary structure you don’ actually need planning permission to put it there. You may have been following our progress on the Airstream Safari that we’ve been converting into a luxury pool house for one lucky customer – that project is almost finished now and now we have another one beginning. This Airstream Tradewind is in a bit of a sorry state at the moment but over the coming weeks we are going to be converting it into a deluxe bedroom suite. So keep your eyes on the blog to see how it’s getting on!
Out with the old and in with the new….
The whole side of the Tradewind will be replaced with new aluminium where these two odd additions are:
Well another year has whizzed past here at ARC . We’ve finished some more great Airstream projects and the workshop is still full with more Airstreams being restored and repaired every day.
One of our other little projects that we launched this year was our online Airstream shop selling new and vintage parts and Airstream accessories – have you checked it out yet?
We’ve got everything from Airstream wheels to lights, nameplates, stickers and even an Airstream doormat to welcome your guests and make your trailer home-from-home complete! This year we’re hoping to find time to add an ‘American Home range’ with hand-picked imported American accessories to make your Airstream stand out from the crowd, including Native American blankets, brightly coloured cushions and other exclusive accessories all specially chosen by Kathy, our Airstream interior designer.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients and the people who read this blog, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We can’t wait to see what exciting new projects the new year brings and of course we’ll share them all with you – from gutted shell to the finished article. Wishing you all the best for 2014! From everyone at American Retro Caravans.
How beautiful is this new end cap that was just fitted for a client?! Nice work, if we say so ourselves.
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 top class bar.
First step; gutting the interior.
In the ARC workshop today this 1960’s Airstream Overlander has come in for an interior update and a re-buff all ready for the spring. It’s so nice to have some spring sunshine here after all that snow and rain! Keep your eyes on the blog for the results of last week’s photoshoot – coming very soon!