My teaching career allowed us summers for extended camping but the cabin tent was getting old and when an opportunity to purchase a 63 Airstream came along we didn’t hesitate. That was 1987 and the Airstream was in such good condition we were camping in luxury. I don’t think we knew what we had.
Our first restoration project was a 59 Shasta Airflyte that was in a field rotting away. Got it home and with a huge amount a help from the vintage community we brought it back to life.
Our next adventure was a barn find 65 Airstream Safari.
We worked on this one for a couple of years and really loved showing it off. Once I retired Florida’s warmth in the winter looked way better than Michigan’s cold so the Airstream had to go in favor of a much bigger Newmar 5th wheel.
Most recently we found a 1958 Franklin and spent last fall and winter restoring.
Our tow vehicle of choice has always been Chevy trucks and they have served us well.
In early 2000’s we did attend a couple of Airstream rallies in Florida and enjoyed them immensely. Everyone was always friendly and helpful. The fall rally at Camp Dearborn In September will be our first as Tin Can Tourists. We are really looking forward to meeting new friends and checking out all the great vintage campers.
Tim & Linda Kasten
Lucy & Linus (cats)