The Silver Suitcase Airstream

The Silver Suitcase Airstream

Monday, August 4, 2014

Silver Suitcase in The NEW YORK TIMES!

Well, lookey here!  Me and The Silver Suitcase made it to the big time! 

Nancy Baron, photographer + Documentarian extraordinaire featured us in her new book titled: "Palm Springs: The Good Life"

If that wasn't enough love, this past weekend she penned a piece for the New York Times about her beloved part time residence and her new book.

Lo and behold this was one of the photos featured:

photo courtesy of Nancy Baron/New York Times

I love that this was simply titled:

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The latest Silver Suitcase® + The Tonka Toy make it home

July has  been a whirlwind month so far with a lot of road trips and shuttling back and forth to Los Angeles.
Here's my latest addition to the Silver Suitcase® family (the 1960 Tradewind) which did incredibly well as my Tonka Toy towed it back to its final home in Palm Springs
Pretty great, right?
I can't wait to get started on this one!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Road Trip Continued: Marfa, Texas+Prada+Tonka Toys!

Almost to Palm Springs! 

I picked up my new car aka the "Tonka Toy" (To tow my Airstreams- not my clients!)  
in Houston 
and ended up driving through Marfa, Texas today. 
I had to make a stop at the art installation "Prada Marfa" and photograph 
my new purchase! 
Of course, I found some vintage cars:
These shots almost look like they could be from the 1971 movie

Next Stop: New Mexico, and then home!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Road Trip Continued: Making My Way Back to Palm Springs

But first, I had to make my way down to Texas to pick up a new car to haul my Airstreams. 
Of course a car big enough was in Texas. What other state would have them 
so readily available and affordable?
On a side note: This has to be one of my favorite photo bombings, courtesy of 
Grandma from Central Casting. Discreet, yet obvious. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Road Trip Continued: Somewhere In America, This Exists.

May I present:

Ellicott City, Maryland. 

Funny enough, their website has absolutely NO Photographs of the timeless architecture behind me. 
Do people not understand branding?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

More Vintage Car Porn from the Oldsmobile Homecoming Show!

For Father's Day Weekend I was at the Oldsmobile Homecoming Show and Swap Meet with my Dad  - a fellow car enthusiast (Where do you think I learned everything from?)

Here's a few of the cars amongst many that caught my eye!

If that's not a cool front with sex appeal, I don't know what is. 
You definitely can't say that about too many cars on the road these days.
A Prius, sexy? I think not. 

I would say for me, this is probably the second happiest place 
next to  Disneyland. 
I love the gold toned cars. Perfect for the Desert. 

The two tone gold and black works really well on a vintage car. I can't really see it working on a new model. 
The attention to the details on the back and front ends is something that's sorely lacking these days in car design. Such a shame. 
Red is definitely one of the more popular colors for vintage cars. 
Though, there was this minty green. 
And this cool blue...

And then, I saw a WAGON. 

I'm thinking this wagon will be good for Silver Suitcase® #4 AKA "The Country Cottage"

But look at this detail:
Incredible! Country-ish, no?  
I think the Joshua Tree Clientele would love tooling around in this wagon with a picnic to go!
Sandwiches, some cocktails...
Pretty snazzy!

If you're a vintage car enthusiast, (and even better if you're an Oldsmobile enthusiast) I highly recommend going next year! You won't be disappointed. 

And, BIG news about the airstreams coming this week!
(Hint: One flew the coop, and another one is ready for its debut!)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Vintage Oldsmobiles + Airstreams = Michigan!

A sneak peek how I spent Father's Day Weekend with my Dad:

Can you imagine hooking up one of theairstreams to these cars?

Oh, I can.

Beautiful, pristine, and fully functioning!

Seriously, my head was going to explode from all the incredible cars. I'll post more pics tomorrow. I need to go lie down now.