• Daisy Mai the 14-foot 1958 Liteweight Kiwi caravan, originally featured in issue RV 74, Don and Marilyn have taken Daisy to motorhome shows around the country

Fitting Modern Comforts to a Vintage Caravan

September 5th, 2020|Tags: , , |

I was brought up in a caravanning family, going on my first caravan holiday at four months old in 1950. My parents owned Liteweight caravans so caravan holidays were regular every year. Over the decades, these caravans grew more sophisticated in both their storage solutions and their fitments, including conveniences such as hot and cold [...]

Norma Jean Steals the Show

May 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

The small town of Whangamata bursts into life every year when the annual Beach Hop event revs into gear. This year marks the 19th running of an event that is now reputed to be one of the biggest of its kind in the world; petrolheads from all over the globe aspire to come over to [...]

  • Cute and spunky – even the windows have curtains – the mags look hot

Hand-Built Honey

February 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The annual Cruise Martinborough event is a fun few days here in town. The Rock and I both love the sound of a deep, throaty V8 motor rumbling past the house, and we enjoy heading to the rugby grounds along the road each day for muster, before the 350+ cars (this year) head off to [...]

Dora

October 27th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Dora is a 1976 Sprite caravan, proudly owned by Deidre O’Flynn (Dee). And she has every reason to be proud – she renovated this pocket-sized camper herself. Dee is proof that gender and age are no barriers when chasing your dreams. Dee set a goal to own a caravan and go camping before reaching 70. [...]

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