You certainly do have wonderful friends and family who keep you well stocked with vintage caravan paraphernalia ..... we could probably have a thread along the lines of ' The Don R Vintage Caravan memorabilia Collection'
Kylie & Victoria's design also features vans from the USA, I see a couple of 'Shasta' vans there, I wonder if they are aiming at the U.S. market and have mirror reversed 'Driftwood' for that reason ?
Thanks for giving this thread a shot in the arm, it has been quite We still haven't found the highly desirable 'Driftwood Teapot' .... I hope we never do because it will no doubt cost more than it's worth.
As you would realise that photo would have been taken before 2011 when Ol '36 had her facelift in order to try and compete with Driftwood.
I'm pretty sure the photo would have been taken by an admirer in 2008 at Castlemaine, on the way to the second Nationals at Mt Gambier, I vaguely remember parking between those two gum trees opposite the 'Restorers Barn'.
I knew somebody must be buying this stuff because they are still making it aye? Apart from you and me, I wonder who the other person is
I hadn't noticed the van and Mini set before but the Driftwood earrings set are very nice quality so I expect the van and mini would be the same. AND I see Bok Bok also have plain wooden laser cut earrings as well.
Sconnie and Jam who make the cushions mentioned just above your post and the laser cut broaches mentioned in the thread HERE have expanded their range of Driftwood items. You can now get Digital art prints in colours of your choice, you can see the details HERE
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They also have Wood laser cut earrings, the details are HERE
Actually..... I think all of these items have already been mentioned in page 6 of this thread , but it doesn't hurt to mention them again........ does it
I am reluctant to mention this ( as you can imagine ) but Driftwood has played a staring roll in the most recent TV advertisement for Tooheys beer titled 'Here's To Having A Go'.
The production took around 8 hours at an address in Fivedock in front of a 50's style house with numerous 50's style paraphernalia on the set to compliment Driftwoods appearance that I could have supplied myself, if they had of asked me however, as you will notice, Driftwoods involvement was crucial to the success of the advertisement, I hope you enjoy it
No slab mate, but they did go the extra mile in another respect. I'll tell you how particular these people are. On the back windows of Driftwood there were a couple of stickers that were of some significants so far as I was concerned, see photos of 'em HERE 'they' reckoned they weren't period appropriate for the 50s era they wanted to create, could they be removed ? I said they won't come off without wrecking them, they said we'll make you new ones, AND THEY DID !
They also thought the number plate AP 2151 wasn't 1950s, should only have three numerals they thought so they covered the last digit with black tape. I had a look on Wikipedia which confirmed from 1952 onwards trailer plates had two letters and four numerals so ..... they took the black tape off ( I didn't tell 'em that the plates actually came off a box trailer I made about 1966 )
Anyway, I was grateful they came good with the new stickers.
You probably noticed these details on Driftwood in her staring roll in the advertisement ? .......yes ? .....no ?
[Quote- (sort of) You probably noticed these decals on Driftwood in her staring role in the advertisement?......yes? .....no?] Yes,of course.Actually no! Geez you certainly struck gold Cobber.Guess we`ll soon be looking for a Star on a foot path somewhere!
Queenstown Tasmania. 1948/52 Mercury Teardrop. 1959 Phase III Vanguard Vignale.
One of the drives we did while at Shell Harbour 2015 was out to Kangaroo Valley. Browsing through 'The Nostalgia Factory' shop we were amazed, surprised, shocked, excited to see some Driftwood stuff by 'Vango Collections' ….. so it cost us $60 to get out of that shop (if you don't buy this stuff they'll stop making it )
Post by Don Ricardo on Feb 18, 2016 20:41:34 GMT 10
Yes, Driftwood continues to find the limelight.
I came across this image on the UK Retro Caravan Group Facebook page the other day - you may already have seen it? Obviously a portrait drawn on Driftwood's last trip to England...
I've just created a link to the Facebook post and haven't copied the pic because it's marked 'Copyright Beetle-ink'. However, that's obviously just your pen (and ink) name because surely the copyright for Driftwood belongs to you?
I just checked. The artist doesn't seem to look at all like you. If you look at her Facebook page you'll see she has quite a 'thing' for Vee-Dubs, but it's good that she recognises and draws a quality caravan when she sees it.
Post by Don Ricardo on Mar 30, 2016 22:55:17 GMT 10
A familiar image of Driftwood to those of us on the forum, but still getting featured in different places, and still getting a positive reaction from lots of people. This is from the Australia Remembers When Facebook page - note 1,700 likes and 150 comments in five hours at the time I'm posting this!!
It's worth looking through the comments too - some interesting photos of a range of different caravans from the 50's and earlier. Just click on the 'Comments' icon to see them.