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Old 09-02-2012, 08:58 AM   #15
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I love the pictures in the original advertising. The "real" picture of the tent part set up doesn't quite live up to the advertising picture though! I like how you can take part of the tent with you on the boat for a sunshade. I hope someone rescues this and gives it a good home.

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Old 09-02-2012, 09:30 AM   #16
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My dad and some of his friends had a small design company called Product Design in North Atlanta back in the early 1960's. It was a few Lockheed engineers, a designer from Scripto and a couple of other guys. They invented this boat camper and sold the design to Nomad. I helped lay the fiberglass in the molds for the prototypes when I was 9 years old. I think I still have some of the original design sketches for this trailer. I remember testing it out at the Lockheed Longhollow property on Lake Lanier.
Very cool find - hadn't seen one in years.

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Old 10-10-2013, 10:01 AM   #17
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Jack, my fellow HAMB member, how are you?

I have two of these trailers, we use one all the time behind our 1935 Ford Phaeton. Great little trailer
Were going to go into production building some. Going to take a mold off of one of mine. hope we get interest to spread these fun little trailers around the world. Perfect for a hot rod, classic car or compact car too
thanks for posting up the pics!

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Old 10-10-2013, 03:21 PM   #18
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Very interesting, Shiny. What kind of price point do you hope to hit?

It's great that the pics were saved off that ebay auction, they were good ones and the auction (with its pics) is of course long gone.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven... --Ecclesiastes 3
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:10 PM   #19
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Rats, and I thought that this thread was going to be about the "Real" fiberglass Nomad, the "Waldorf Nomad" aka the Corvette Nomad first shown at the Motorama at the Waldorf Hotel in NY in 1954.

That Nomad design became the Chevrolet Nomad and Pontiac Safari of 1955-1957, no doubt the most beautiful production wagons ever built, as well as a stunning TV occasionally seen towing an Airstream Bambi near San Francisco in the late 50's.

The Waldorf Nomad has disappeared, but several clones of it have surfaced, both based on 53-55 Corvettes as well as at least one based on a full size 1955 Nomad.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:47 AM   #20
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I Nomad....I glad.
That's cool!
Thanks for posting pics and advert's.
"Always look on the Lite side of life" - Eric Idle
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:50 PM   #21
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Would have liked one of these to pull
behind my 1978 Yamaha 1100 back
in the day.
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Old 02-11-2016, 04:02 PM   #22
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I've found one of these beauties online and we are seriously considering purchasing it just for the fun factor!!

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