I was completely taken with this Jensen CV8. Its body work and black leather interior was a bit tatty (or 'rat' look as its known to enthusiasts), but to me it looked fab. Incidentally, I was going to buy a Jensen many years ago, but brought a Reliant Scimitar instead; however, thats another story.
The Classic Caravan Owners Club had a good turn out and many had 'tricked out' their interiors with retro items like the owners of this 1970s Eriba:
|Loving the kettle - I want one now for cool camping!|
...and a 'Cheltenham' caravan identical to the one I used to have as a playhouse at the bottom of the garden when I was little:
|I wish we still owned one like this|
One thing I love about rallies is the sound of the loud steam engines chuffing away and the smell of coal in the air...bliss! There were a lot of vintage showman caravans about like this beauty:
However, I have a soft spot for the simplicity of the roadworkers' huts. This was a lovely example and the couple who restored it to its current glory kindly invited Monkeychild and I inside. It reminded me of the interior of a Romany vardo and was warmed by a little cast iron stove (the heat was welcome on a chilly rainy day like today!). In fact, Husband was so impressed that he has now added the construction of one to his 'To Do' list for 2011-2012! (Don't hold your breath on this one though!).
We had a great family day out and what made it even more special was the fact that people like the owners of the above hut, were happy to talk about their vehicles and the history behind them.