Airstream Trailer

Airstream Trailer

The Airstream Trailers are arguably the most recognised vintage van of all time, so they had to be represented in our collection. It is my dream to own one of these beauties... especially the Airstream Bambi, so we had to feature this one!
Victoria Mitchell
Boler Trailer

Boler Trailer

Whilst researching new inspiration, I recently discovered the gorgeous Boler Trailers from stunning Canada and now I am totally besotted! So much so they have made it into our new Iconic Collection. If you are not familiar with them, here is a brief history. After that, I am sure you will fall in love with them as much as I have.
Victoria Mitchell
Eriba Puck

Eriba Puck

Out of all the Eriba models, it was the 1958 Eriba Puck that caught my attention. The unusual shape, pop top, retro feel and all-round cuteness definitely got my creativity flowing when researching caravans for our Van Go designs. No longer manufactured, the Puck has become an instantly recognisable classic, and one that will always be close to my own heart. I mean, seriously, how cute is it!
Victoria Mitchell
Fisher Caravans

Fisher Caravans

You won’t see many English built caravans here in Australia, whatever the brand. But when you do, they would stand out due to their luxurious, polished wooden panelling and plush interiors. Some even have a gas furnace!

So, you’re probably just as likely to spot a *Drop Bear as you would a Fisher caravan on Australian roads…. but it’s always worth a try!

* Drop Bears – mythical creatures likened to giant, carnivorous koalas that were apparently invented to scare tourists. Campers beware!

Victoria Mitchell
Kombi & Westfalia

Kombi & Westfalia

The Kombi is arguably the most iconic and well known van of its type around the world (except maybe an Airstream). The ultimate symbol of freedom and adventure, the Kombi will always hold a special place in our hearts and in our designs.
Victoria Mitchell
Millard Caravans

Millard Caravans

If ever there were a ‘right time, right place’ success story, Millard would be it.

From humble beginnings in the 1940’s, Millard grew to be one of the ‘big five’ caravan manufacturers in Australia (which also included Viscount, Franklin, Chesney and Coronet for those interested!).

Founded by Jim Darlington and his son John, Millard is one of Australia’s oldest caravan brands, and it still plays a role in how Australians enjoy the caravan lifestyle today.

Victoria Mitchell
MKP Caravans

MKP Caravans

As well as Scottish heritage I also have Danish and German (not a bad mix!), so this gorgeous little van from MKP was the one to represent Denmark.
Victoria Mitchell
Shasta Travel Trailer

Shasta Travel Trailer

From the moment I found this little Shasta Compact, I knew she had to be part of our Van Go journey. It was the 'wings' that caught my attention, as it is a feature of these trailers not seen on any other. As you will find out below, they are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts and we can see why!

Victoria Mitchell
SMV Caravans

SMV Caravans

Hailing from Sweden, SMV is the oldest caravan factory in Scandinavia. Founder Helmer Berglund originally built cars, but in 1948 decided that caravans were the way forward, thus SMV (Sörby Melaniska Verkstad) was born.
Victoria Mitchell
Sprite Caravans

Sprite Caravans

From a post in the armed forces to caravan designer may seem like a leap, however this is exactly what Sam Alper did in 1947. His brother Henry had a newly established caravan business – Alperson Products in the U.K. – that was to become Sprite Caravans, one of Britain’s most trusted and prolific caravan manufacturers.
Victoria Mitchell
Sunliner Caravans

Sunliner Caravans

If you grew up in Australia somewhere between the 1950’s and 1970’s, chances are you would know the Sunliner. Possibly the most iconic Australian van at the time, Sunliner Caravans was started by Bert Tickner, a clever, determined man, who had a knack for small business.
Victoria Mitchell
Teardrop Trailers

Teardrop Trailers

The Teardrop trailer, also known as a Teardrop camper trailer, is a streamlined, compact and lightweight caravan, which is named for its distinctive teardrop profile, easily identified due to its large, round front section that tapers towards the back.
Victoria Mitchell