Retro Caravans

Author(s): Don Jessen

Cars

The kiwi retro caravan craze is in full bloom - clear from the ever-increasing number of vans parked up at idyllic holiday spots, vans spotted at car events around the country, the magazines and online chatter on the subject, and a general yearning among the population for the sort of carefree holidaying that caravanning offers. Don Jessen profiles some of the country's prettiest and most interesting vans, and gives a bit of history on what is an enduring and endearing hobby for many. Foreword by Kevin Milne.

One of my bigger regrets in life is that I never petitioned harder for my family to hang on to my nana's classic orange and brown caravan when she passed away. It was a beauty, and home to dozens of childhood memories - the twisty foot pump for the sink, the rickety blinds, the musty orange awning. This book brings all of those back to life with its cheerful chronicle of vintage caravans - now seeing a fevered renaissance among those old enough to remember peeling off long strips of sunburn of a summer evening. Author Don Jessen has found out the stories behind some of New Zealand's most well-preserved and attractive retro caravans - some as sleek and chromey as a classic car, some gloriously homey. He includes before-and-after shots, close-ups of interesting hubcaps, curtains, and cushions, and plenty of lavish exterior photographs. If you grew up in New Zealand, this book is bound to tug at some deep-felt summer memories. - Naomi
 


Product Information

Don Jessen is the son of Tek Jessen, founder of Liteweight Caravans Inc. of Hillcrest, Hamilton, New Zealand's most successful caravan manufacturing company over four decades.

General Fields

  • : 9781869538705
  • : David Bateman Ltd
  • : David Bateman Ltd
  • : August 2014
  • : 280 x 210 mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 176
  • : Colour illustrations
  • : Don Jessen
  • : Hardback
  • : en
  • : 629.2260993