Man Tows Airstream Trailer On Bicycle

During a tour of a friend’s workshop yesterday I spotted this poster of French bike racer Alfred Letourneur towing a 22 foot long Airstream Liner at the Metropolitan Airport in Van Nuys, California in 1947. I was immediately enamored with the photo, went home and did a little homework and discovered that LeTourneur was a champion six-day racer in the 1930’s, garnering four U.S. National Championship victories.

LeTourneur broke the world bicycle speed record in 1938 at a velodrome in Motlhery, France. On May 17, 1941, riding behind a car on the freeway near Bakersfield, California he reached 108.92 mph on a Schwinn bicycle shattering his previous record.

Airstream 1947

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