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.
My husband is loving teardrop trailers the past couple of years. He would love to build or restore one, himself. He's completely teardrop crazy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jelly Bean
This book was VERY disappointing. Just a lot of photos with little specific information. Some very nice photos of classic cars saved this book from being a dud. Read morePublished 1 month ago by OLDEESTUNES
Book is of high quality, including, binding, photos and reading. We have been enjoying reading them and sharing with our friends.Published 2 months ago by Karen M. Andrews
IT IS GREAT,VERY NOSTALGIC.THE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION ARE VERY GOOD. ANYONE INTERESTED IN THIS WILL LOVE IT. IT IS A GREAT BOOK TO KEEP AROUND AND LOOK AT OFTEN.Published 3 months ago by BILL PEDIGO
The best of the teardrop and tiny trailer books I have seen. It's very comprehensive in its coverage and offers the reader plenty of beautifully photographed teardrops, to make you... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Fernando Abruna
This book is a walk through the many different trailers of the past. A look at the design evolutions, the ways people personalize their "babies" and ideas for anyone just... Read morePublished 5 months ago by aprilrrain
Do you love the idea of dropping everything and heading out for a few days on the open highway... but the cost of fuel and lodging holds you back? Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kman
We recently bought an old 1950 Teardrop Camper Trailer and fixed it up. I bought the book for my husband for Valentine's Day and he just loves it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by WENDY L. HOEM