Caravans: The Illustrated History from 1960

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Veloce Publishing Ltd, Dec 1, 2002 - Transportation - 96 pages

Today, touring with a caravan is a leisuretime activity enjoyed by millions; the hobby and the industry it supports having grown explosively since the early 1960s. The modern trailer caravan is a true ‘home from home’ offering every amenity and truly comfortable living accommodation - a far cry from the ‘vans of the 1960s and before.

This book traces the evolution of the trailer caravan by describing and picturing milestone models and telling the stories of their manufacturers. Every caravan enthusiast will find something of interest in this book, and its images and text will bring back happy memories of holidays in caravans long ago traded-in for newer models.


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Chapter One Sam Alpers Caravans International
Chapter Two The Industry Comes of Age
Chapter Three The Rise of the Clubman Super Clubman
Chapter Four The Pacesetting 70s
Chapter Five The 80s 90s Recession and Boom

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About the author (2002)

 Andrew Jenkinson is the UK’s top caravan historian and journalist, he has written Motorhomes The Illustrated History, Caravans The Illustrated History two volumes 1919-1959 / 1960 to 2000. Also his caravan testing for UK magazines spawned the book Touring Caravan Used Buyers Guide also I-Spy Caravans & Motorhomes. Andrew has contributed to various caravan history books and is the author of The Sprite Caravans Story his latest offering for 2011. Andrew also consults to J.Salmon Publishers for Classic Caravanning Scenes Calendars.

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