A Celebration of the Classic Caravan A selection of pre-1967 touring caravans, being towed by appropriate period vehicles, will form part of a display to help mark the Centenary of the Caravan Club. The sight of immaculate classic caravans being pulled around the legendary Goodwood Motor Circuit promises to be a surreal experience for all.
When not parading on the track, the caravans will be camping behind the main startline grandstand. Caravans on display will range from a 1928 Eccles De Luxe, pulling its own Great Dane kennel van, with the whole ensemble all towed by a 1928 Sunbeam Weymann, right up to a 1966 Knowsley Juno caravan, pulled by a Jaguar 420 from the same year. Other highlights include a 1935 Morris Eight pulling a lightweight Bampton Easi-Tow caravan, a Citroen DS towing a 1962 Swedish SMV aluminium caravan, and a 1962 Bond Minicar pulling a tiny Berkeley Caravette, a miniscule holiday home originally designed to be towed by a motorcycle and sidecar combination.
So there you go Franklin1 (aka Al) the Eccles vintage advert you pointed out the other day will be there 'in the flesh' so to speak, and pulling its own Great Dane dog kennel van - and all of this being pulled by a 1928 towcar!!! Didn't do things by halves back in the day
A 1928 Eccles Deluxe would have been a lovely present to find on your doorstep, eh? Sounds like this one has all the trimmings with the kennel van behind. Would love to see a photo.
ps. The first caravan light arrived from UK ebay. Another four from the store link you gave me are currently bobbing their way across the ocean. Hopefully the currents are going in the right direction as it's been 3 weeks so far since purchase.
One of the things going on at Goodwood that attracted my attention was that when the Vintage Caravans are not on the track they are doing a display by re-creating a period camp site around the caravans.
Imagine how good that could be at the “caravan shows” we have all around the country here in Oz ?
NO REDDO ! not shorts & thongs and tinnies laying all around the camp site, kids watching DVD’s with their iPods stuck in their ears & playing with their mobile phones.. all at the same time ......... but you’re getting the idea
Post by Don Ricardo on Sept 2, 2007 8:41:36 GMT 10
Great idea and well worth pursuing. I would think that at least some of the caravan shows would jump at it...and it would be an effective way to promote the V V movement as well.
(Am I allowed to use the word 'movement' in this context or is it verboten like 'club' . Actually I like the word movement - perhaps it could be the collective noun for V V's as in "a movement of vintage caravans" ;D)
Hi Cob Yep i am interested. I try to display AND USE as much of the old stuff when i am away with the Teardrop or the 1954 Fairway "matilda" as i possibly can.
I have often said " good enough for grandad and granny .... good enough for me
All ya need to do is walk to the southern side of the ammenties block at each years Coledale gathering and you will see what i mean. Myself and everyone else on "Kerosine Alley" have been doing our own Goodwood ( All wood is good) revival for the past 3 years. ;D ;D
Tis only when you venture north of the toilets do you get to experience . electric lights and extension leads.....
You organise it and i will be there ... dont ask which van i will bring ;D ;D ;D
I have spoken to people at the Caravan & Camping Industry Association (CCIA) today and they are receptive to the idea, even enthusiastic. Unfortunately we are too late for the Penrith super show held on the 14th - 16th this month..... all spaces have been allocated.
But they would like to see us at the Batemans Bay show on the 9th - 11th of November.
Anybody down that part of the South Coast who would like to be part of a “Retro Vintage Caravan Camping Display” at that time of the year send me a PM with your phone number, I will call you back and we can talk about the ins and outs of it all.
"But they would like to see us at the Batemans Bay show on the 9th - 11th of November"
Damn.... why couldnt they have had thier show on the weekend that we kick the east coast spring tour off. what a great way to set the ball rolling for a week of travelling leading up to coledale..... aaaah well .. maybe next year at Penrith. Can we leave it up to you to liase with the CCIA and make sure we get a bit of turf at Penrith next year .