Buckle up as Douglas Keister takes you for a decidedly retro ride in the world of diminutive travel trailers in Teardrops and Tiny Trailers. The demand for vintage trailers-the smaller the better-has risen dramatically in recent years, with the most in-demand trailers being "teardrops," first manufactured in the 1930s and containing just indoor sleeping space and an outdoor exterior kitchen. Also profiled in the book are "canned ham" trailers, whose shape resembles the profile of a can of ham; small-size examples of America's most beloved vintage trailer, the Airstream; miniscule gypsy caravans in Europe; and fiberglass trailers made in Canada. Two hundred color photographs showcase these trailers' sleek exteriors, retro-styled interiors, and, in many cases, the restored classic cars that tow them. Teardrops and Tiny Trailers includes a resource section chock-full of places to locate vintage trailers, clubs to join, and rallies to attend.
Photographer/writer Douglas Keister has authored thirty-six critically acclaimed books. His books on classic recreational vehicles include Ready to Roll, Silver Palaces, and Mobile Mansions. In addition, he has authored twenty-five books on architecture, including Inside the Bungalow, Storybook Style, Red Tile Style, Classic Cottages, and Cottages. Keister also writes and illustrates magazine articles and contributes photographs and essays to dozens of magazines, newspapers, books, calendars, posters, and greeting cards worldwide. He lives in Chico, California.
I really enjoy this book and have shared it with other that have enjoyed it as well. Few books cover all the aspects and different versions of these creative little trailers.Published 13 days ago by Patrick Seals
Very cool and informative; detailed with great pictures along the way...I wish every book had this format!Published 1 month ago by LV Consultant
This is far from a comprehensive look at the history of the manufacturers and kits, but it's intention is to be more of a coffee table book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by The Folded Space
I really loved this book the variety and personality of these ultra-tiny haul behind the smallest cars kinds of trailers are the ultimate egalitarian RV experience.Published 2 months ago by Len
Not as expected. I bought this book to get ideas for my own teardrop build. It was basically just some pictures of the outside of teardrops and lots of classic cars. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dusty D.