A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 28 May 2017, 22:19

The Berlingo House......a 500 piece jigsaw



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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by CitroJim » 29 May 2017, 05:56

That Berlingo looks like it has a modified building-site loo attached to it :lol:

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 05 Jun 2017, 10:11

Don't think this style of motorhome troubled any expensive Italian designers, on the interesting side of the interesting-awful continuum for me though :-D
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Thirlstane 4th June 2017 L.Falcon own work
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Post by CitroJim » 05 Jun 2017, 11:47

I love the looks of the old Commers Neil :)

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Post by jgra1 » 05 Jun 2017, 12:32

me too ! :) my first van was a commer.. will dig a pic out sometime,,

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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by Gibbo2286 » 05 Jun 2017, 12:43

How about one of these Aussie 'campers'
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Holde ... 6662917512

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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Jun 2017, 07:52

When are caravans head turners? For me when they are of a similar vintage, towed by a classic vehicle, and some attempt made at a matching colour scheme. Saw a Traction Avant in red/burgundy in such a combination recently when on tour.

Here's a Rover P6 owned by the chaps behind retrocaravanclub.co.uk on tour in Cornwall.

https://storage.googleapis.com/wzukuser ... o4u9/1.jpg

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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by CitroJim » 29 Jun 2017, 09:39

Love that, the P6 in that shade of blue looks great and the 'van it's tugging looks like an early Sprite Alpine or even a Musketeer...

I do like things to be colour-coordinated...

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Jun 2017, 20:59

Spotted a "Jennings Roadranger" Ford Transit Mark I today in Pateley Bridge today without my camera.

It was a nice two tone with a cream base. Like this,



Simon Cars have an interesting piece on Jennings Coachbuilders of Sandbach here http://www.simoncars.co.uk/coachwork/jennings.html They were also quite famous for their "woodies".

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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Jun 2017, 21:55

CitroJim wrote:
29 Jun 2017, 09:39
Love that, the P6 in that shade of blue looks great and the 'van it's tugging looks like an early Sprite Alpine or even a Musketeer...

I do like things to be colour-coordinated...


Can't imagine this shade of green is to everyone's taste, but the rig is definitely colour co-ordinated, and if it passed by for me a genuine "head-turner" nevertheless.

https://storage.googleapis.com/wzukuser ... ze4/52.jpg

I think if I recall you are probably right with your Caravan ID....I'll check to confirm. Done it-it's a 1963 Sprite Alpine.

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PS you can't have too many unusual cars from Germany :-D

https://storage.googleapis.com/wzukuser ... L6P/56.jpg
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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Jun 2017, 22:00

Retrocaravanclub is an absolute treasure trove!

https://storage.googleapis.com/wzukuser ... 2sW/59.jpg

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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by CitroJim » 30 Jun 2017, 08:04

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
29 Jun 2017, 21:55
CitroJim wrote:
29 Jun 2017, 09:39
Love that, the P6 in that shade of blue looks great and the 'van it's tugging looks like an early Sprite Alpine or even a Musketeer...

I do like things to be colour-coordinated...


Can't imagine this shade of green is to everyone's taste, but the rig is definitely colour co-ordinated, and if it passed by for me a genuine "head-turner" nevertheless.

https://storage.googleapis.com/wzukuser ... ze4/52.jpg


That's not a head-turner Neil, it's more of a stomach-turner :lol:

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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by Gibbo2286 » 30 Jun 2017, 08:55

I bought one of those VW fastbacks (the mustard one) once in excellent condition, nobody wanted it, took over a year to find a buyer.

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Re: A collection of interesting/awful campers & motorhomes

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 01 Jul 2017, 18:33

I do like the Thierry Dubois drawings, of cars and caravans.....very nice Renault 16 in this one not sure if its a factory standard colour but very nice!

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/56 ... 442dae.jpg

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