Vintage & Classic

Classic Collector: Richard Potter

Richard Potter owns one of Australia’s most extensive collections of vintage caravans and cars. As with many Australians, the Wollongong home builder’s passion for caravans goes back to childhood and fond recollections of family vacations.... [Read More]
May 6, 2017

Pristine Sunliner, one family owner

Phyllis and John Gibling were married in 1959 and the following year purchased the latest Sunliner caravan.  Sunliners are hugely popular with vintage caravan enthusiasts, but the Gibling’s van and its story really stands out. Not only have ... [Read More]
May 6, 2017

Australia’s First Motorhomes

Gerhard Kaesler is credited for having built Australia’s first two motorhomes, both so rare and unique, they are kept behind glass in the South Australian towns of Goolwa and Nuriootpa. The closest living link to the pioneer inventor, Kaesler... [Read More]
May 6, 2017

A life-long love affair with caravanning

When Pat and Lloyd Ridgway set off on their honeymoon in a classic 1950s Caravan, it was the start of a 60 year love affair with caravanning around Australia.  The Ridgway’s maiden voyage was no short trip. They headed down the south coast ... [Read More]
May 6, 2017

Finding a classic Millard

Caravan dealer GEORGE LADAS traces the history of this iconic brand ­and how he found the van of his dreams tucked away in a farm shed. In the caravan world, the names Viscount and Millard are as synonymous as Ford and Holden is to our car ... [Read More]
May 6, 2017

The Amazing Propert Family – Caravan Inventors

A family of great inventors If you grew up in Australia in the 20th century, chances are your life has been made easier by a Propert. Folding Caravans are one of many treasured products designed and built by this inventive family. John and ... [Read More]
May 6, 2017

Adelaide’s All Star Caravans

South Australia produced more than its fair share of caravans in the 1950s and 1960s  Most vintage caravan enthusiasts view the mid-20th century as the golden age of caravans. After all, it was the dawn of an era when every family aspired to own ... [Read More]
May 6, 2017

Restoring a classic Viscount

The idea for time to Roam came from the two-year restoration of a classic Viscount that had been in the editor’s family since 1969. Back in 1974 when I was just four, my Dad’s work with the RAAF took us on a four year adventure from our home ... [Read More]
May 6, 2017

The Rise and Fall of Sunliner Caravans

The story behind the rise and fall of the Sunliner – Australia’s first fibreglass caravan. Bert Tickner was barely a teenager when he left school, so it’s hard to believe he went on to design and manufacture one of the most sophisticated ... [Read More]
May 6, 2017

The Model Maker

By Paul Howe Russell Walsh started making models of caravans as a teenager and now, many decades later, has one of the country’s biggest collections. His home in Magill Adelaide is a sight to behold as he continues to add to the bespoke ... [Read More]
March 10, 2017