Post by Don Ricardo on Aug 23, 2013 22:02:08 GMT 10
Manufacturer: Unknown Cnr Grand Junction Road and Eastern Parade, Rosewater, SA The following photo of a Ritter-Van caravan appeared in an advertisement for the Caravan Centre in the 1958 edition of Winser (see full advertisement here).
(Source: Keith Winser, Australian Caravan and Touring Manual, Book 10, 1958, p 98)
And this entry appeared in the 1958 Adelaide Pink Pages directory:
(Source: Adelaide Pink Pages, 1958, p 22)
Similar adverts for Ritter-Van also appeared in the 1959 and 1960 Pink Pages.
Thanks to Raym for providing this information to be posted.
Post by Don Ricardo on Jun 2, 2020 12:46:14 GMT 10
We don't know a lot about Ritter-van caravans apart from the 1958 advert and Pink Pages telephone directory entry shown at the beginning of this thread, which tell us that they were built in Rosewater, a suburb of Adelaide. However, the following advert published in the Melbourne Age on Friday, 29 November 1957 (page 19) reveals that Ritter-vans were also being sold in Melbourne in 1957:
We don't know who the caravan dealer was at 340 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, but they were obviously also an agent for Viscount. The Viscounts were most likely sourced from the Viscount factory in South Australian, although Viscount was also in the process of establishing a factory in Sydney at that point in time.