Airstream Assembly

The 24th International Wally Byam Caravan Club Rally set up at the Iowa State Center Parking lot in June 1981. Over 4,000 Airstream Trailers flocked to Ames and set up themselves as a separate town with addresses, a post office, and other services. Rally tradition was to convert participants’ money to $2 bills to use for shopping, giving location merchants an idea of the financial impact of the rally on the community.