Manufactured by Jack Wedlock Pallis Street, Maryborough, Qld [comment by Franklin1: I have created this new thread based on Drifta being a factory brand and not a "christening" brand. The logo on the front of the van pictured kinda looks like it was painted on a piece of timber and stuck to the front of the van. Could by a factory job or the owners giving the van a family name. Needs further confirmation...]
1963 Drifta caravan:
(source: posted by Ditzy, Aug 16, 2004, on behalf of Tony Wedlock.) Editorial note: Below are the full size photos of the restored Drifta caravan included in Franklin1's compilation above. Some of Franklin1's questions are answered in the posts further down this thread. Don Ricardo
Post by Don Ricardo on May 12, 2013 17:40:04 GMT 10
On 8 April 2013, new forum member Dougs wrote:
Hi There, I am a new member to the forum and new to the old school/vintage caravan side of things.I am looking forward to being an active member to this nostalgic and interesting past time. I have just picked up a old Wooden Drifta caravan, to restore back to original, from a person in the Maryborough Area. It has a plate on back that said's J Wedlock Maryborough Qld. It is about 12' long and only has enough room for a double mattress in side. It does have some cupboards up front. It looks similar to those towed by hot rods and small cars.It is only about 5 1/2 foot tall. I am told it is about a 50/60s Vintage. I am looking for info about these and would love to talk to some one who might have one similar, or parting one out, and for guidance in resto. I will try to up load some pics once i can work out how to. Cheers Doug. On 16 April 2013, Suzanna replied:
hi doug, i was the owner of the drifta on ebay..... i am very interested in seeing the pics of your van... the inventor and wood craftsmen of drifta vans Jack . Wedlock still lives in maryborough qld i am sure he would love to see this van... the house and workshop he built out the back are last on left down pallis st before the river.... he no longer lives there...owned by a panelbeater now.,,,,,, if you want to contact jack send a pm thanks It is interesting to note that the photos of a Drifta caravan which start this thread were provided by a Tony Wedlock - presumably a relative (perhaps son) of Jack Wedlock.
Doug has not posted the pics of his van at this point (12 May 2013), but from the description it sounds as if it may be a tear drop, or larger tear drop style van.