I was walking down the road at Coledale yesterday when I was approached by an elderly gentleman who asked me if there were any Jennison Pathfinders or Starlight Vans in our group!!....small world full of big coincidences!! Turns out, that in his opinion he felt Pathfinders were the best on the market in their time, and why, when his family started building Starlight caravans, that they modelled them closely on the Jennos! We had a long talk and I have his contact details. Ken was going home to check out vintage caravans.com and to go thru his old photos. He is sure he has an old starlight brochure as well. I will follow up on this and hopefully spread some new light on the starlight brand van. regards jennison
Last Edit: Oct 17, 2010 20:46:13 GMT 10 by Jennison
I've heard of the Starlight vans, & know where they were supposedly built, but none of the locals I know ( I've lived & worked in Alstonville since early 1980) know anything more than that. I've asked a few, & a lot know of my passion for old cars & vans, but no one has came forward to date.
It will be good to get some genuine details, because a lot of these "unknown" vans that pop up could well be built in small factory operations, with no records or references kept.
Post by Don Ricardo on Apr 25, 2013 11:32:40 GMT 10
It's five years since Geoff and Jude started this thread regarding the Alstonville built Starlite caravans, and three years since anything was added to it. However, at last we've come up with some concrete info about what the vans were like!
The following advert was placed in the Lismore Northern Times on Wednesday, 15 February 1950 (p 11):