Post by Don Ricardo on Jun 11, 2008 21:41:27 GMT 10
Well spotted Kaybee!
There have been a couple of people on the forum over the last few months who have mentioned Windmill caravans, including Wolf who just last week was able to provide a little bit of history. Apparently they go back to the 1930's:
Trodler bought a similar badge at a swap meet and said that the stallholder had a few for sale. This may be one of them...
It seems a bit strange that there should be multiple badges around for a caravan built in the '30's, so Trodler's theory that the badge may relate to a more modern caravan dealer or some such sounds plausible:
Just a thought about "Windmill" Caravans. The Caravan Dealership at Coffs Harbour has a large windmill in or near it. Just wandering if the dealer may have adopted the landmark as thier logo/name and produced these badges to stick on vans sold from thier dealership back in the 60s or 70s.
So... no actual van made by Windmill caravans... Just a dealership calling themselves "Windmill Caravans"..... might not have been the mob at Coffs Harbour . May have been a dealership somewhere else
Post by Don Ricardo on Jun 12, 2008 20:05:10 GMT 10
I think your suggestion about the caravan dealership at Coffs Harbour is along the lines of what Trodler was thinking. While Wolf has been able to tell us a bit more info about the Windmill Caravans which were built in the 30's, the badge just doesn't look like a 30's badge to me - the design is a bit too modern...
And the fact that there are apparently a few around also sounds unlikely in relation to a caravan builder who apparently only built a small number of vans.