Vintage & Classic

Ray’s Clipper – Jenolan Caves Crash Story In Full

Back in issue 28, we highlighted the history of Flxible Clipper coaches and the impact they had on road travel through the 50s and 60s, and now as transformed motorhomes. Not long after, we heard from Larraine Hobbs, whose father drove the coaches ... [Read More]
October 10, 2017

Club Meet – Vintage Olympic Caravans – Boyds Beach

On the first weekend of Spring the Olympics came to the Tweed Coast Boyds Bay Holiday Park. But there was no sign of Ian Thorpe, for these were Olympians of a different breed. They were the fibreglass loving, retro enthusing, jukebox listening kind, ... [Read More]
September 14, 2017

History – Vintage Olympic Caravans

When it comes to vintage caravans, there are few Australian makes as sought after as the fabulous fiberglass Olympic. Advertised as “the Aristicrats of the road”, they’re renowned for their durability and light-weight practical ... [Read More]
August 17, 2017

Reno Rescue: Crazy Kombi Collectors

1976 VW Kombi Camper ANDREW BARTON and NICK TERAKES from Nimbin NSW are avid Volkswagen Kombi fans.  They already had a 1964 ute and 1975 Microbus in the garage, but when they heard about a classic 1976 camper coming up for sale, they decided ... [Read More]
June 3, 2017

Rare photos from caravan industry pioneer

Phoenix Caravans Founder, Jeff Chrisfield, opens up his vault from the 1950s onward.  Jeff and his father Bill were prominent post-war manufacturers in Melbourne and helped establish Australia's Caravan Industry Association. For the full ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Vintage 1936 Plywood Caravan Restoration – Ol’ 36

Vintage caravan enthusiasts Bob and Yvonne Kerr have restored a number of beauties over the years. Their latest caravan, a rare and mysterious jewel from the 1930s, has proved to be the most interesting reno rescue of all.   Where did you ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Vintage Glen Caravan Restored

Is this the last surviving Glen caravan? Hobart couple Genevieve Lilley and Kingsley Wallman were behind the restoration of a rare Glen caravan built in 1941.  Genevieve tells the story of how they saved this remarkable van; once owned by a ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Vintage 1960s Plywood Caravan Restoration

Owned and restored by the Bass Family, there’s nothing else quite like ‘Lannie’. Miranda and Dave Bass are lovers of the 50s and 60s, the music, the fashion, the cars… and they were looking for something to tow behind their classic Chevy. ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Reno Rescue: 1973 Ambassador

A battered 1970s Viscount get’s a radical 21st century makeover Hugh and Belinda Williams are the owners of Lifestyle Caravans at Ulverstone in northern Tasmania and they love caravans, especially old Viscounts. When Hugh acquired a ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Reno Rescue: 1950s Rowvan

South Australian couple John and Chris Hunter take on the restoration of a 1950s Rowvan known as "Mrs Bean". How did you come to buy it? Four years ago we ago we fully restored a 1956 Wayfarer 12ft timber caravan. The restoration was very ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017