BW wrote:It was "Tow Car of the Year" in 1994.
Seeing the brochure reminds me that there was once a time when the family car could tow a decent-sized 'van rather than the obligatory enormous Chelsea Tractor now seemingly required for the same job. A workmate is a keen caravanner and his towing vehicle is about the same size as an artic lorry tractor
The last few times I pulled into a campsite with the Xantia and a contemporary 'van on the hook I was made to feel most unwelcome from the snotty attitudes expressed by some of the 4x4 crowd and their mobile gin palaces
A 12 year old Xantia and an even older Ace Monza caravan just didn't cut it in their eyes.
My normal attitude in such circumstances came into play
... One near neighbour was most peeved when he overheard me telling one of my kids that if you slightly rearranged the letters in the name of his caravan it became a Raily Banger...
Even now, whenever we see a Baily Ranger on tow we still have a little giggle and recall an excellent holiday when I taught the kids to sea-fish and they caught their first fish... And ate them