Post by firefighter on May 28, 2017 22:02:43 GMT 10
Along with the Moparman family Gay and myself 3 weekends ago spent the weekend in north east Victoria stopping at Painters Island Caravan Park Wangaratta, organizing the itinerary for the nats next year
North East Victoria is at its best in Autumn with the leaves turning glorious gold and red colours.
Gavin ( moparman ) is looking after the tour of the historic town of Chiltern, Antique shops, Car Museum, Athenaeum Museum, and Dow Pharmacy, and a visit to Lake View Historic House with a cuppa included.
The itinerary will cover most historic towns and wineries in and around N E Victoria
Bright Beechworth, Yackandanah, Myrtleford, Corowa Car Museum, Glenrowan (Ned Kelly),
Historic Winton raceway
Milawa Gourmet region and wineries including a tour at Brown Brothers
We also checked out the historic floating gold dredge at Eldorado ....gold is still being found in this area
Forum member Surf Tragic has offered members a tour of his shed and his 7 Don caravans
Gotta bike..... bring it with you as this area is well known for its premier rail trails
Forum member Scot (Leanne) will have spare bikes at her site for members to use
We can have a fire at the caravan park and Leanne is organizing a trailer load of wood for us
Brenton is looking into bringing his sewing machine for upholstering demo
Gay & Di have started on the Quilt for the auction
Received a phone call today from Wally Robinson his uncle Don was the founder of Don caravans
Wally has booked a site for the nationals
There is so much to do and see in this area we might need longer to see it
The itinerary will be posted on the forum a couple months before the nats
Thank you team .....How lucky we are to have people like you dedicated to making sure we have a good time at the 2018 VC forum nationals. I am really looking forward to seeing inside the "mini Don factory"
Post by firefighter on Jul 10, 2017 20:40:33 GMT 10
Moparman found this clip with the Topp twins in New Zealand with there Austin...... vintage caravan and dog /child touring caravan parks and entertaining caravanning members ....... We have signed them up to attend the nats at Wang after you watch this one there is a few more clips from the Topp twins
Post by catherine636 on Nov 30, 2017 15:52:38 GMT 10
Hi there, I can’t come for the whole week but was toying with the first 3-4 nights only - will the itinerary have stuff going on each day? I don’t want to miss out on too much! The VW crowd have a show in Albury on the Sunday 22nd, if a car show was on, sat 21 would be good and I can get a heap of them along!
The event planning group is working hard behind the scenes to get everything ready for the best Vintage Caravan Nationals yet. We hope to announce the full program for the week shortly, so stay tuned...but the program is expected to include:
Car show and shine
Wine & cheese night and a winery visit or two
Visit to Surf Tragic's 'NE Victoria Don Workshop'
Runs to places of interest
Happy hour each evening
Anyone with a vintage or classic caravan is very welcome to attend the Nationals for all or part of the week. AND you don't have to own a vintage or classic caravan to join us. Book a cabin, join in all the action and get inspired by 100+ vintage caravans.
If you have any questions, or need further information, post on this thread or PM Moparman, Ralphndi or Don Ricardo
Painters Island Caravan Park have added a post on there facebook page promoting the 2018 Nationals, there is also some great drone shots of there park as well. Just click on the link and have a look www.facebook.com/paintersisland/
Last Edit: Dec 10, 2017 9:41:44 GMT 10 by moparman
Post by fuzzyfuso1945 on Jan 6, 2018 16:30:11 GMT 10
Hi All who will be attending the Nationals can't wait it is only 15 weeks next Friday till D-day when we all will be setting up ready for another great week of fun & frivolity,& lots of chin wagging, and boy am I looking forward to the Auction this year, hence my posting at this time, I would like to put a suggestion into the moderators who decide the Special charity that the funds go to. My suggestion for this year is The Mark Hughes Brain Cancer Foundation in Newcastle, my reason for this suggestion is Kel has just lost his brother to this hideous disease & two of our friends who will be attending with us lost their son to the same disease last year, and to top it off we lost three close friends as well last year. I am sure we are not alone, and I am sure there is a lot of others out there within our Forum who have been affected by this disease.It is only a suggestion but I hope it will be considered in all of your considerations. Thanks for taking the time to read this & if it is not appropriate feel free to remove from this posting. Regards Kel & Gai.