Hi the rhyll wooden boat festival ,phillip isl is on at rhyll 2nd to the 4th march, they have invited vintage vans to come down and display on site they have a huge parkland for us to set up on amongst market stalls and all the cars that will be on display also, there will be toilets available but no showers.free BBQs on site. not sure if power will be there for us but we can run small generators if we wish no probs. This is a a free weekend packed with plenty to see im told ,plenty of food and market stalls wooden boat building demonstrations etc all around the area of the rhyll small township.We will be going on the friday night after work so if any one would like to come along this should be a fantastic weekend please contact me Doug on 0418346930
Post by Don Ricardo on Mar 27, 2018 16:24:45 GMT 10
Wal & Anna have provided some further photos of the caravan display at the Rhyll Wooden Boat Festival held on Phillip Island from 2-4 March 2018.
First up, John & Steph's unidentified van with their Humber Super Snipe. They are interested in finding out the origins of their van, so if anyone has any ideas they would like to hear. The van's styling is late 50's/early 60's, but an unusual feature for that era is that the roof overhangs the front window (see below):
Next is a teardrop belonging to a 'local' who dropped in for the day (left), and Graham & Judy's Propert (right):
The same two vans plus Don257's Mintern Expandavan:
Jeffreythomas' 1967 Jurgens:
Chris & Kylie's Panorama (left) with Wal & Anna's Olympic Debonair (right):
Kieran and Red's teardrop and Oldsmobile:
And finally, Impala's Sunliner and FC Holden...
...which carried off the award for the 'Ladies Choice Classic Caravan':
Well done Impala, and thanks for supplying the photos Wal & Anna. It's always great to see who's out and about promoting Australia's Touring Heritage.
Hi Don, That van behind the humber looks like a Franklin without the wrap around windows. Does it have the customary kitchen shelf? Quite a few people in “the olden days” didn’t like wrap around or corner windows due to leaking and rotting etc,so this one was probably made without them! Remember the Roadhaven that was a one owner built without wrap around?Same deal I reckon! Cheers hughdeany
Post by Don Ricardo on Mar 27, 2018 20:57:05 GMT 10
Oh, yes! I reckon you're right! Nice pickup.
The thought of 'Franklin' did go through my mind fleetingly, but I couldn't make it fit, largely because of the small front window. But you've provided a very credible explanation for that.
Reading your post made me think of Firefighter's very early 60's Franklin here, which seems to be a direct match, except for the front window, which is full width, but not wrap around. I guess it's even possible the front of John and Steph's van was modified at some point, which could explain the shape of the front window and also what appears to be a large 'half-round' under the window?
I haven't actually seen the van myself, so don't know whether it has the Franklin shelf, but would expect that it does from the other indications.