The Airstream Story

Heritage History Gallery 20s 1920 Wally1

Airstream’s founder, Wally Byam, built the world’s first Airstream travel trailer in 1929 and founded the company we now know as Airstream in 1931. But long before then, Wally grew up with a curious spirit, an eye for design, and a creed to live a life that put adventure first.

 

Today, the entire Airstream community keeps Wally’s spirit alive and well, carrying out that very same creed every day.

Wally’s Creed

“In the heart of these words is an entire life’s dream. To those of you who find in the promise of these words your promise, I bequeath this creed…my dream belongs to you.”

 

  • To place the great wide world at your doorstep for you who yearn to travel with all the comforts of home.
  • To provide a more satisfying, meaningful way of travel that offers complete travel independence, wherever and whenever you choose to go or stay.
  • To keep alive and make real an enduring promise of high adventure and faraway lands…of rediscovering old places and new interests.
  • To open a whole world of new experiences…a new dimension in enjoyment where travel adventure and good fellowship are your constant companions.
  • To encourage clubs and rallies that provide an endless source of friendships, travel fun and personal expressions.
  • To lead caravans wherever the four winds blow…over twinkling boulevards, across trackless deserts…to the traveled and untraveled corners of the earth.
  • To play some part in promoting international goodwill and understanding among the peoples of the world through person-to-person contact.
  • To strive endlessly to stir the venturesome spirit that moves you to follow a rainbow to its end…and thus make your travel dreams come true.