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Matthew Hofmann – Personally Designed, Custom Airstream
If you ever plan to motor west,
Travel my way, take the highway that’s the best.
Get your kicks on Route sixty-six.
–Route 66, written by Bobby Troup (1946). Sung by Nate King Cole
Nate King Cole’s soft and smooth baritone voice, along with Bobby Troup’s lyrics of Route 66, still resonate with this 1985 Airstream Excella 31′ named Lucky.
Route 66 was also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America, and the Mother Road. It was one of the original highways within the US Highway System that was established on November 11, 1926.
The construction of such massive freeways as US 80 and US 10, small towns all across America were bypassed leaving Route 66 to live on only in wanderlust legend and lore. By 1985, Route 66 was officially removed from the United States Highway System.
In 1985, this American icon Excella rolled off Airstream’s factory assembly line, reminding motorists that this historic and iconic route will forever represent the indomitable adventure seeker spirit of those looking to experience wanderlust living. The vintage Airstream connects us with our past and allows those who seek unseen vistas on America’s back roads.
The mid-eighties were also the period when time traveler actor Michael J. Fox starred in Back to the Future. It is truly a serendipitous notion how a generation later these silver beauties are making a major comeback. Route 66 and Airstreams continue to be used by the adventuours, curious and spontaneous travellers.
Lucky reminds us how fortunate we are to be able to drive across America’s borders and explore all the stunning beauty and rugged environment this magnificent country has to offer.
Client: Lucky is ideal for those looking for an affordable, yet luxurious custom Airstream. Lucky was personally designed by HofArc’s founder, Matthew Hofmann. The efficient design and build allows for a lower price point. It offers deluxe amenities at a basic Airstream price.
Vessel: 1985 Airstream Excella 31’
Location: Lucky made the trip out west from a small town outside Chicago, IL, near the eastern origin of Route 66. Our shipper delivered Lucky from the upper Midwest to Santa Barbara in the lower Southwest. Transformed on the Central Coast, Lucky is well-traveled and ready for some new adventures!
Purpose: We thought of Lucky as a “Diamond in the rough.” Like finding a stray dog on the street that just needed a little love from a new owner. Then, we discovered the stray dog was a loving pedigree! Lucky is a common name for someone (usually a dog) that escaped some unfortunate situation. So, we took this lucky pup and transformed her into the beautiful Airstream she always was!
Goal: The possibilities were endless with this full renovation and with just a few extra feet of space, Lucky provides the opportunity to have a comfortable place to sleep at night and a functional space to use after a long day of driving and adventuring. Lucky has been designed to be a fully functional, open space with the essential amenities to make life comfortable on the road or in the backyard as an upscale guest house.
Design Highlights: The aesthetic and overall feel of Lucky is a lot like Michelle. Clean lines, simple, modern, reclaimed wood and stainless steel. The interior includes Corian countertops, bamboo floors, 2-sided kitchen, wrap around windows, washer-dryer combo, and a wet bath featuring a teak floor and stand up shower with bench seating. The shiny exterior includes a patio awning and solar system.