Creative Industry Rides

Volume 1, Catalog Series #9

Chris Wooster’s 1972 Ford F-250 “Camper Special”

After building sites, campaigns and digital stuff as an Executive Creative Director in Austin (T3) and Chicago (mcgarry bowen), in 2016 Chris Wooster, decided to go analog. Enter “Helen,” his 1972 Ford F-250 “Camper Special.” He is only the second owner. The first owner passed away; Chris found his Glenn Miller Orchestra cassette while tearing up the carpets.

He has enjoyed learning new/old skills working on this old rig. Found a topper in a field in Katy, Texas, rebuilt it entirely; now he takes his daughter camping in it. 

A few years ago, Chris took on a somewhat decrepit 1950 Silver Streak Clipper (very rare) and brought her back to life. Together they are quite the magnet out camping around Texas — a 50+ year old truck pulling a 70+ year old trailer. 

Chris rents out the truck here and there for shoots, most recently for a music video Sturgill Simpson’s drummer cut.

She looked great:

So, if you see a beautiful Ford pickup heading down the road, take a look at the driver. It might be Chris enjoying his new analog passion, or maybe an up and coming singer out on a shoot.

5 responses to “Creative Industry Rides”

  1. Chris Greta says:

    Great piece of history. Driving these old things around makes people smile, and what’s better than that?

  2. Some additional nerdshots give you a peek inside the 1950 trailer, rescued from a trailer park, gutted and restomodded. One of only about 200 survivors, hand made by a now defunct company in California from an original design by Airstream founder Wally Byam. We’re quite an Insta moment out on the roads.

    Thanks for showing us off, Steve.

  3. david ross says:

    Nice! Vroom vroom!

  4. Gregory O'Shea says:

    Yeehaw! Love everything about this! Missing Austin right about now, but definitely not in August. 🙂

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