Share This Article

AIRSTREAM ENTERS THE SOUTHLAND
Grand opening for Airstream L.A.

This article is from our archives and has not been updated and integrated with our "new" site yet... Even so, it's still awesome - so keep reading!

Published on Sat, May 5, 2012

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

1-2012-Airstream-Los-Angeles-sign

Airstream Los Angeles celebrates its grand opening (photos by R. Nakano)

When Wally Byam created the first Airstream back in 1936, it was the first of a long lineage of aerodynamic silver aluminum trailers that manages to look both retro and futuristic at the same time. From the outside, today's Airstreams don't look all that different from the earliest versions. Oh, but a lot has happened inside. This weekend, San Gabriel officials were on hand for the grand opening of Airsteam Los Angeles—the company’s only authorized Airstream dealer in the county. LA Car was there to capture the moment with a Nikon DSLR and a few lenses.

1-2012-Airstream-Los-Angeles-sidewalk

San Gabriel city officials were on hand for the grand opening of Airstream Los Angeles, the company’s only authorized Airstream Sales and Service dealership in Los Angeles County. The dealership offers the full line of new Airstream travel trailers, including the Eddie Bauer Airstream, Flying Cloud, International, Classic, and Sport. Mayor Kevin Sawkins and City Council members marked the occasion with Airstream Inc. President and CEO Bob Wheeler, owner Dennis Lin of the New Century Automobile Group, and General Manager Ken Baker.

1-2012-Airstream-Los-Angeles-interior

The grand opening featured a Sterling Concept Trailer designed by architect Christopher C. Deam. Vintage Airstreams were also on display, courtesy of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International. Live 1960s-inspired California surf music echoed the good feelings created by the Airstream adventure-filled lifestyle.

1-2012-Airstream-Los-Angeles-and-dog

“Airstream is an American icon, and San Gabriel is the perfect place to host this legendary brand,” said City Manager Steve Preston. “Airstream’s luxury line of travel trailers promotes tourism, boosting our local economy and promoting San Gabriel as a unique destination in Southern California.”

1-2012-Airstream-Los-Angeles-Ken-Baker-and-Dennis-Lim

General Manager Ken Baker and owner Dennis Lim

Airstream Los Angeles is located at 1212 E. Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel in California. For more information about the dealership, go to airstreamlosangeles.com.

You Might Also Like These Articles:

The 2022-2023 MINI Cooper SE parked in a garage after being ordered and shipped from Europe

The Well-Traveled 2022-2023 MINI COOPER SE

Mark Donahue's Sunoco Car

Lola T70 - California’s CAN-AM Car

the upper part of the book cover for Lola - The T70 And Can-Am Cars

LOLA – The T70 & Can-Am Cars

photo of the book Lola GT focusing on the upper part of the book cover with the title.

LOLA GT – The DNA of the Ford GT40

a palette knife rendering from AP’s March 3, 1981 photograph of UAW Local 588 members with the Ford Motor Company taking sledgehammers to a Toyota Corolla.

Us vs Them