Airstream trailers restored on an old airforce base

Perhaps you’ve heard that actor Matthew McConaughey has a thing for Airstream trailers. Here’s a video of McConaughey leaving his where it is parked near a beach. He’s not the only one with a thing for Airstreams.

At Jalopnk, a Web site devoted to cars, there’s a feature on Colin Hyde a man in Plattsburgh, New York who has made it his mission to restore and refurbish Airstreams to mint condition.

Hyde has set up shop at an old air force base that used to house B-52 Bombers, and KC-35 Tanker Aircrafts. At his company GMS Vehicles, Hyde, along with others, work on Airstreams that date back to the 1950s. When they have completed their artistry action, a trailer can look better than it did the first time it left the factory.

Trailers can be custom-designed. For any of you looking to hit the open road in a vintage vehicle, here’s a place to look. There is a link on GMS Vehicles’ Web site where you can e-mail your vintage restoration questions. There are also several pictures to give you an idea of what a restoration project entails.