A new book, My Cool Caravan, by Jane Feild-Lewis and Chris Haddon takes a look at some beautifully renovated vintage touring caravans and their owners across the UK.
The Telegraph has featured a piece about the book, and focused on certain classic caravan models.
The Airstream Globetrotter is perhaps one of the most iconic caravans featured in the book. It’s reflective aluminium curves instantly leave an impression — a classic American design that brings to mind the wide open roads of the west.
Ironically the caravan couldn’t be kept for a more opposite use. The model’s owner is using his vintage tourer as a home/garden office.
The article also touches on Shasta travel trailers — a brand that most people, other than enthusiasts, had largely forgotten. Shasta used to produce mobile living quarters for US troops as early as the 1940s, but broke into the commercial market shortly after.
One of the UK models found in My Cool Caravan is the Willerby Vogue — a caravan that stills looks like something from the future. These models are getting harder and harder to come accross in good condition.
Of course, it’s not just retro carvanning on the rise, mainstream ‘vanning is as popular as ever (actually it’s more popular than it’s ever been!). Quotiva can help caravan owners find the touring caravan insurance quotes that best match their needs quickly and easily.