Available to NZ residents via fishpond freight -free at $NZ35.81 which equates to $A33 Available to Australian residents via fishpond freight-free for $A49.97 Go figure !! I suppose it is a big ditch. Any relations(or members) in NZ ?
Emma chisit at Repco I wonder ........... Anybody know ?
Not that I want to buy it ..... not that I would suggest it as a Christmas present for good old dad ......instead of saying "nothing, don't need anything"...which they tell me is not very helpful .............. come to think of it , doesn't matter how much Repco want for it, ......aye ?
As Jenno said, it is a 'Coffee Table Book' but.... she's an upmarket coffee table book for sure.
Beautifully put together hardcover with very nice photos. What makes it upmarket is the text and the sometimes detail description that accompanies the photos, more than is usual in this type of book I think. It is not meant to be a book about the history of caravan manufacture in NZ along the lines of the British Caravans Vol 1 book but it does give a really good rundown on the background of each individual van photographed.... and occasionally some history of the brand name.
The author, Don Jessen, when asked the difference between 'vintage' and 'Retro' defines vintage caravans as:- "Restoring the caravan back to original specifications" Retro as :- "Doing the same thing, but adding your own touch to bring out the era of the van, almost exaggerating it at times. Retro can also mean the full-on hot-rodding of the caravan as well".
And the book is called .... "Retro Caravans" OK ?
Having said that...... there are many 'Vintage Caravans' shown in the book including a beautiful 1936 'Tanner' caravan. Tanner vans have been mentioned previously on this forum by hilldweller ( who hasn't logged on here since June 2014 ..... how's Mabel going HD ? ) on this thread and again on this thread
Hilldweller will love this book, the quality of it makes me happy I bought it, thanks for bringing it to our attention Jenno
What we need is an Australian version ..... remember, if you don't buy this stuff they'll stop making it ( or they won't even think it's worth starting to make it )
I ( well my other half ) has done a couple of books via the Apple Store , one was her journey over 12 months with a life changing event , and the other was a ' memory book ' for her mum who passed away as the kids didn't really know about grandmas early life .
The books come packaged beautifully and on good quality paper .
In an age of photos on phones and computers , its nice to flick through a book and remember the good times .
Well my suspicions were true and my eldest daughter got it for me for Christmas! A very nicely done book and some cracker Kiwi vans! Big fan of the Lightweights! A must for any VVers book collection and much cheaper than Kieth Winsers touring guides ( if you can find em!)