After speaking to a large assembly of Airstream owners, Dan Smith, who heads the U.S. National Park Service, visited an Airstream travel trailer during the 62nd International Rally of the Wally Byam Airstream Club (WBAC), also known as The Airstream Club International,
According to a press release, it was the first time the annual event was held in Virginia.
The “Limited Edition” Airstream, was built in 2016 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks. Its nameplate declares it to be No. 44 of only 100 the company produced.
The interior, decorated by The Pendleton Co., features wall coverings with National Park map designs, as well as fabrics and dinnerware that sport Native American patterns, western themes, and southwest colors.
For each of the 100 “Pendleton-N.P.S.” trailers Airstream sold, the Ohio-based RV company donated $1,000 to the National Park Foundation. The gathering featured nearly 700 iconic, aluminum Airstreams and attracted 1,500 club members from throughout the U.S. and Canada to the Meadow Event Park near Doswell, Va.