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Uniquely Utah: vintage Airstream trailers ready to roll again in Heber City

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Posted at 10:09 PM, Jul 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-14 00:09:42-04

Airstream Trailers have become American icons. First manufactured in the late 1930's, they were instantly popular and many imitations soon followed.

But few rivaled the romance of the Airstreams, with their aluminum exteriors and surprisingly roomy interiors.

Time has taken its toll on many of the classic models (new Airstreams are still manufactured in the U.S.A. today) which once ruled the road, but Gene Magre of Heber City is on a mission to make them shine again.

Some of the trailers restored at Vintage Airstream Restorations in Heber City go on to serve their original purpose, while others get retrofitted for businesses. Some even get equipped with kitchen equipment to serve as restaurants on wheels.

Regardless of their final function, they're an impressive sight, especially when you see the mirrored surfaces moving down the road. Sure, not everyone will 'get it'. But for the increasing number of those who do, you can learn more about Gene and his business by clicking here.