The Illustrated Field Guide to Vintage Trailers

The Illustrated Field Guide to Vintage Trailers is a definitive reference book with coffee table book appeal filled with detailed illustrations and hundreds of high-quality color photos of these mid century modern classics and a summary of each vintage trailer manufacturer's history.

The field guide is a one-stop identification resource with entries that include authentic logos, identifying features, historical briefs, key models, and more. Also included are spotting notes about rare and unique trailers, events, and trivia, a map of manufacturers, a glossary, and a vintage trailer checklist to fill out while you’re on the road.

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About the authors

Bob Thompson studied drawing at the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design and earned a bachelor’s degree in design at the University of Oregon. He started drawing vintage trailers on notepads during client meetings at the ad agency where he worked as an art director. When his advertising days came to an end, he decided to build custom furniture full-time under the moniker of Bobland, with a focus on midcentury style.

Carl Jameson holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Washington State University. His career began in print production and moved into advertising, where he wrote, directed, and produced hundreds of videos as Craftmaster Productions. In addition to this book, Bob and Carl have collaborated on the restoration of a 1958 Cardinal and a 1967 Aladdin, with a 1963 Fireball and a mid-1960s Red Dale waiting in the wings.