Post by Don Ricardo on Apr 21, 2012 0:06:14 GMT 10
Hi Cobber and Lisa,
Interesting to read about the Kingsway vans. Yet another puzzle to try and untangle. (Actually, being a glass half full person )
I think that from what Lisa has told us Kingsway is quite separate from Kings Caravans in SA, and from the info in Still Swinging the Billy that Kings Caravans is quite separate from Convair.
Just to add to the puzzle, there's another King caravan mentioned on the forum here. When the info was posted regarding this particular King van, there was a suggestion that it was made in Tasmania, but reviewing the info we have, I think the Tassie link is circumstantial at best. Interestingly enough the King van looks quite a lot like some Harris vans, which were built in SA. We don't know where Surfncam - who posted the pics - found the van, but if it was in SA then it may be one of Jim King's.
A bit off the topic, Lisa, but I would be pretty certain that Kingsway had nothing to do with Kings vans in SA. Where did you get your info on Kingsway from? Was it a family member or friend? If so, what they have told you is probably pretty correct.
Hi all , the moth here , just came. Across this thread and saw Jim kings nsme mentioned, and dons comment that the S A king vans were similar to the Harris van , I had the great pleasure of talking with Jim King two days ago at thecaravan and camping show in Adelaide, and he informed me that the Harris van was copied from his van and wasn't any too pleased about it happening, he now lives on kangaroo island and is 91 years young .cheers