We are very excited to announce the return of Vintage Vans to the SA Caravan and Camping Show February 2015.
Registrations will be opening shortly and you will be sent an email to advise once this occurs (over the next couple of weeks!) A link will be sent to you once registration opens. This link will allow you to register interest in showing your Pre-1980 caravan as a spectacular feature of the 2015 South Australian Caravan & Camping Show.
Be part of Australia\s largest celebration among vintage caravan enthusiasts. Roll up and roll back the years to share your stories of restoration with thousands of show visitors.
Vintage Vans will be on display on the Adelaide Showground Arena (oval) on both Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 February 10am – 5pm.
Vanners will have the opportunity to stay overnight at the Showground on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 February with basic amenities available at the Showground for those intending to stay. Security will be provided.
Further details will be available in the next few weeks so keep an eye out for following email from CCIASA and we look forward to speaking with you all soon!
Post by mustangpall on Oct 23, 2014 13:48:50 GMT 10
Have we any more news on this event? The three Musketeers from Newcastle are still planning on going & we also have some friends that would like to join us when we get there. Is there a contact number we can ring? Ingrid Pallister
Hey Jailbar. I reckon the fish and crabs are fairly safe!!!!!?????????????
Its a beautiful spot right on the water. Lovely shady bank/trees.Especially sites 212 to 221 Very envious of you guys. You will have a great weekend. Wish we had been able to get away to spend the get together with you all. Maybe next time? Bit busy this end at the moment.
Just a small bump for this weekend coming at Wooli. 4 vans are booked in for a quiet weekend on the rivers edge. C/park says there's still a few spare sites near rest of us if anyone else is interested.
I know these photos are from some time back, but can you please advise what type of ply you used for your ceiling? I have a 66 Viscount Ambassador with the aluminium frame so our shapes are similar and I started fixing the ceiling with 3mm MDF but even though firmly fixed, it is starting to warp in places, even before I have been able to fix my wooden cornice pieces. So ply is obviously the go for natural strength and 'bendability'. My previous masonite ceiling was fixed the the ceiling beams using pop rivets, a method which I have also continued with. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Bob.
Progress continues on the van - electrics upgraded and finished - with a new switch board. Roof lining in, new architraves and hatch surround completed, ready for painting. Insulation on the walls almost complete, and it wont be long before I begin to button this thing up and seal the seams etc. I should be able to paint the interior before that happens, then it's the broken windows to replace and fit.
Hi Don it's not far off finished it had a stone guard on the front made of vinyl I took it off it never looked right and now I see why they put it on because the Masonite had big holes in it and they just glued over thick pieces of cardboard to cover the holes over so ripped all the Masonite off will be putting ply back on it's been a big job it's amazing what paint hides yes I brought it off Moulton 199 what year do you think it would be and what signage would it of have Regards Gilbert
I saw your ad and just had to ask have you got anymore info on this fred Lang guy and if he made any more caravans I have one extremely simlair to yours and was trying To find out about it
Great to hear about your van and the similarity to Sweetascandy's van. It is intriguing to think that Fred Lang may have produced more than one van, and it would excellent to have some indication that's the case.
I note that you posted about your van, looking for an ID, back in April, but didn't get an answer. Apologies for that. Perhaps we missed the post, or maybe nobody was able to work out what type your van is just from the details you provided. I see also that you weren't able to work out how to post photos. Don't be too concerned about that - a lot of people are in the same boat when they come onto the forum!
If you can post some photos some of us might be able to identify your van for you or tell you whether we think it might have been built by Fred Lang. It would be exciting if it was.
There are instructions on how to post photos using a photo storage website called Photobucket in the 'Forum Guidelines & Helpful Hints' section of the forum. Alternatively, if you'd like to email some photos to me I'll be pleased to post them for you. If you click on my forum name in blue in the panel to the left of this post, a new window will open up showing my email address.
Golly gosh, the number of attendees to Queenscliff is 35 at the moment. I urge those who haven't booked to do so soon, it is a big park but there will be the other poor souls who are forced to travel in ordinary modern vans that may need to stay as well as we privileged people who are "special". I am astounded with the interest we have received for this event, and I am very humbled that we have vans coming from South Australia and N.S.W. Also it is a great venue for caravanners from the Gippsland side of the state to hop on the ferry and join Vintage van people from the West of the state. We will be meeting a whole new group of new friends. Please remember to advise the park staff that you are "Vintage" when you book. Looking forward to seeing you all, by the sea side in December. Frances
Hi All Thank goodness this van is in Kempsey and not Cabarita or I would have another job to assist with, ah Stephen.I assume this will only be the first van for this shed, there will be others to follow knowing you. Cheers Old mate, may have to drop by for another roast dinner.
looking good, thanks for the extra photos of the tow coupling and ice box ..... " FLINT SEMI FLOATING BRAKE" ..Have I read that right on the brake backing plate ? Could be useful information for somebody trying to date a van one day
Sure is handy having access to the 'Men's Shed' aye ? I'll bet they are finding the project of some interest too ?
Very nice find guys. I have porthole envy.
Cobber, The Flint semi-floating brake was a huge improvement on the earlier Flint brakes. Flint were pioneers in automobile brakes. We don't hear much of Flint brakes these days, but one of their first systems were "Flint-Stone brakes". This involved putting your feet on the road to stop. Yabba dabba do.