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Meet the Caravans (and their human friends) Part 1

All the convoys have converged on Cowra! We’re open to the public at 5pm so come and say hello at Cowra Van Park! Before we head off to Canberra tomorrow, we thought we’d introduce ourselves!

Jennison Jeff with his 1953 Jennison Pathfinder. It was built by his grandfather, who started building vans commercially in 1930!

Jennison Jeff with his 1953 Jennison Pathfinder. It was built by his grandfather, who started building vans commercially in 1930!

 

Kylie, Archie & Olivia with 'Bubbles' the Bondwood from Adelaide Hills, filled with childhood games!

Kylie, Archie & Olivia with ‘Bubbles’ the Bondwood from Adelaide Hills, filled with childhood games!

 

Greg & Marion from Melton, Victoria, with 'Junee' the 1962 Wanda, named after Gregs mother.

Greg & Marion from Melton, Victoria, with ‘Junee’ the 1962 Wanda, named after Gregs mother.

 

Allan and Irene from Sydney with their Sunliner, born in 1959 and still cruzin!

Allan and Irene from Sydney with their Sunliner, born in 1959 and still cruzin!

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An excerpt from the book their daughter made about their 40 years of caravan adventures!

 

Les & Eve from Adelaide with their late 50s Fiesta. They've owned about 8 vans in their lifetime!

Les & Eve from Adelaide with their late 50s Fiesta. They’ve owned about 8 vans in their lifetime!

 

Laraine & Ralph with their Coronet 1968 Champion. They've owned it for 30 years!

Laraine & Ralph with their Coronet 1968 Champion. They’ve owned it for 30 years!

 

The 1956 Chesney 'The Pacemaker' from Wittlesea, Victoria. It has horsehair cushions and hand painted curtains (see below)!

The 1956 Chesney ‘The Pacemaker’ from Wittlesea, Victoria. It has horsehair cushions and hand painted curtains (see below)!

Beautiful hand painted curtains in The Pacemaker

 

Steve & Maree inside 'Lizzy' the 1966 Viscount Duralvan. It's like a forrest in there!

Steve & Maree inside ‘Lizzy’ the 1966 Viscount Duralvan. It’s like a forrest in there!

 

 

 

 

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Betwixt and Between

 

 

Somewhere between the west and south

 

Somewhere in between time zones

 

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Between getting somewhere and being nowhere

 

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Between total strangers, travel acquaintances and friends

Between grids, roadhouses, servos, lookouts and one street towns

Kilometres pass, questionable meals are eaten, Phil Collins CDs and endless ice creams and postcards are purchased, road trains are overtaken, mate waves are reciprocated

 

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But betwixt and between time and space passing

Nothing much happens

 

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Other than the road bending, the sun setting and the wind picking up again

 

-Elspeth, in Ceduna, after the Nullarbor.

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Project LAUNCHED!!!!

What a great place to launch this project. The Vintage Caravan Nationals held at Cowra earlier in May saw Scott Rankin and Lex Marinos introduce the project to the 140 Vintage Caravans and their owners.
So tell us what you think of the project and what you are looking forward to. We are up and running now and can’t wait to see it all come together.
If you missed out on your tea towel then send us a message and we’ll get you one somehow.
See you on the road somewhere.
Long Weekend

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