Whenever an Airstream trailer graces our shop at Torklift Central for any type of trailer service or trailer repair, it feels like a rolling piece of Americana is in our midst.  Originally conceived as a tent on a Ford Model T chassis in the 1920’s, Airstream founder Wally Byam’s dream to build a travel trailer that would move like a stream of air would soon gain popularity beyond his wildest expectations. Byam’s rolling legacy is owed in large part to an impressive range of celebrity Airstream owners over the last 83 years.  From U.S. presidents to movie stars and musicians, it’s no wonder Airstream is still being used to explore the open road today. Just take a look.

  • In 1955 the U.S. Military used an Airstream in atomic bomb testing in the Nevada desert.
  • John F. Kennedy had a mobile Airstream office that he occupied during a visit to New Mexico where the Army demonstrated it latest weaponry for the president. I
  • In 1964 President Lyndon Johnson’s daughter Lynda Bird toured America in a caravan of Airstreams to help publicize the nation’s beauty in the “See America First Campaign.”


  • Tom Hanks
  • Johnny Depp
  • Adrian Brody
  • Steve Carell
  • Colin Farrell
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Senn Penn
  • Brad Pitt
  • Denzel Washington
  • Sandra Bullock
  • David Duchovny
  • Eddie Vedder 
Learn more about the history of Airstream and why so many people still travel the world in them today at Airstream.com.  To keep your favorite travel trailer on road for years to come, pay us a visit.  We know what it takes to Get Out and Go the Distance at Torklift Central.