We had been trying to find a vintage caravan club for some time .We asked everyone we came across who had a vintage van if they were in a club but could not find anyone who was. Then one day I got a letter of my daughter's father-in -law telling me he had seen an advert for a vintage caravan National's in his Vintage car Magazine and wondered if we would be interested. This was on the Wednesday and the Nationals was on the Saturday. We very quickly got the caravan ready and took off for Mildura. That was in 2008. We had no idea what to expect and was not members. We said we'll find out how to join up when we get there. We had the best time ever and could not believe how friendly every one was. We are still meeting new friends and just love the time we spend together with you all. So all I can say is a BIG THANK YOU TO MARK and all concerned in the organization every one has been fantastic.
that is awesome woowoo!!! I will have my car and van and a market stall at the Oakover for the Vintage Collective Market on the 12th October...will you be displaying your cars and vans there before heading off on Monday?? Ron and me are planning on joining you for the tour this year but thought we would have to start a little later because of the markets but now it's all fitting together beautifully...can't wait.
They were in Mandurah, WA....I don't know why my location doesn't come up....I have also been a member for ...oh...I don't know....4 - 5 years...new member...not on your nelly....cushions are now sold anyway but thats for the question...cheers
I'm only a baby as I only found this site in 2007. However I am happy to have found it and have enjoyed all the fun it has brought to a whole mob of great people that share this strange passion of ours. Cheers Steve
Hey everyone, I am trying to find a 1950's Carapark Hunter Junior or similar. I like the square shape and the aluminium shell as well as the all metal frame, so if there's anything else that fits this description, please message me
I'm based in Brisbane but am happy to travel, Thanks guys!!!
When you do contact them Cobber....try to find out the source of their trailing arm pins and bushes
Fibreglass fantasia!....1 Sunliner, a Carlight Continental plus one for spares (fibreglass roof & ends)...... also a late 30's masonite van plus a 52 homemade plywood......also a 58 Millard with Jones wheel and a Fibreglass Kennedy lookalike awaiting a brand/name ................. EH Premier S/Wagon & '54 FORD Skyliner V8 for my towcars.
Hi Mark and fellow VVers If you choose RSW Tourist Park it will be a great Nats and most probably the biggest held to date. We can all be located together in the Park with good facilities and appears to be great Management. When we called in at the w/e to look it over, it was obvious that was most suitable for our Nats, and still in the Macleay Valley a lovely area to spend a week or so. Facilities like Clubs,hotel, cafes, antique theatre, golf course etc.including shopping mall and service stations, all close by the Park. I look forward to the offical announcement. Cheers boblor
Post by King Fisher on Jul 24, 2014 14:25:05 GMT 10
pretty cool, but I wonder how many minutes you get off the 12 volt before the battery is flat? Not too many I would guess. I have to admit I have camped in a tent with a lekie blankie and generator wiring outside...
I have made contact with Greg and we've had a couple of interesting talks.
His father knew Herbert Jones and had the expertise to advise Herb regarding the specification required to construct the dolly wheel and was able to do the technical drawings for the patent application. He later joined the company and worked for Herb Jones for some time.
At the time Greg was married in 1968 he remembers production of the Jones Dolly Wheel had already ceased, a couple of years previously he thinks, because at the price they were able to sell them, about 85 pounds in 1959, they were not making a profit on them. Greg is fairly certain only 73 were made during those 9 or 10 years. This conflicts with previous estimates so.... we'll see what happens
He knew the name of the welder who was working there at the time and he has just done a search for him in the 'white pages', and came up with an address that he fed into 'google maps' street view. Can you believe ........ there's a trailer parked out the front with a Jones Dolly Wheel fitted to it
There were a few questions I had for Greg he wasn't sure about so... he intends contacting the welder and see what he remembers.
Post by mustangpall on Jul 24, 2014 13:09:52 GMT 10
Congratulations Mark & all involved in the Vintage Caravan Club. You have made a club to be proud of for all vintage Vanners. Our first Nationals that we attended was Mildura, then Cowra & Broken Hill. All were fantastic & a credit to the organisers. We have made many new friends & hope to make many more in the years to come. Keep up the good work & bring on 2016 Nationals. Cliff & Ingrid Pallister (Mustangpall)