Vintage Trailer Sculpture

Set the clock back 70 years with this iconic sculpture modeled after a vintage Airstream trailer.
created by

Scott Nelles


Scott Nelles created by

Scott Nelles

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Stay Cruisin’

It's 1949 and dad is hitching the Airstream to the car while you pack a polka-dot bikini for the family beach trip. 60 years ago, these aluminum cylinder trailers could be seen rolling down highways across America. Now, a miniature model inspired by the classic design can park on display in your home. Evoking feelings of chocolate slurgs and white picket fences, the idyllic sculpture provides a dose of nostalgia that'll razz your berries. Handmade from bronze and aluminum by vintage enthusiast Scott Nelles in Elk Rapids, Michigan.

Check out this Vintage Trailer's companion the Hot Rod.


Made in Michigan

Scott Nelles

created by

Scott Nelles



Scott Nelles works with bronze and aluminum using one of the most time-tested processes in existence: sand casting. This process involves building the object's shape from packed sand and then filling the cavity with molten metal. This process produces a subtle texture that adds to the character of each piece, making them seem handmade yet straight from the machine age.

Nelles' fascination with metal casting and clay sculpting began as a young boy. He began his 30-year career by educating himself at Western Michigan University, Oakland Community College and The Center for Creative Studies.

Of metal, he states, "I have created work in many different media, but I have always been led back to the same conclusion. There is nothing so durable, so inherently endowed with wealth of longevity and quality as metal."

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
aluminum, bronze
15" L x 5" W x 6.5" H
wipe clean with dry or damp cloth, do not use any abrasives
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