Caravanning History

ROAM’s vintage caravan pop-up museum

As early as 1971, the Sydney Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow has been putting on displays of vintage caravans so visitors can reminisce and wonder about how things were done in times past. At that show, the organisers gathered together an American ... [Read More]
11 April 2018

Murrumba Star – The Space Age Caravan

The story of the Murrumba Star Mini – a caravan way ahead of its time. A year before man landed on the moon this space capsule landed in Caboolture Queensland. It’s no accident it looks like something from an animated space age TV series ... [Read More]
27 May 2017

40 Years Of Jayco Caravans

Gerry Ryan celebrates 40 years in business and reveals how Jayco Caravans outlasted all the other big names from the 1970s. By ROD BRUEM The outer Melbourne industrial suburb of South Dandenong is not the sort of place you’d normally pick as a ... [Read More]
27 May 2017

The rise and fall of Franklin

Australians have Geoffrey Robertson to thank as one of the great innovators who made caravan holidays affordable for the masses. For the first time, the Franklin Caravans founder reveals how not taking a holiday led to the company’s demise.  ... [Read More]
27 May 2017

What really happened to Viscount?

In the 1970s when Aussies sang of their love for football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holdens, odds were that close behind the car was a Viscount caravan. Join us as we dive into the history of this caravanning icon.  Viscount brought mass produc... [Read More]
27 May 2017