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
Crusader Caravans

Crusader Caravans

During the 1960’s, several New Zealand caravan manufacturers attempted to export their vans into Australia…but very few succeeded. With the freight cost, an already slim profit margin and stiff competition from already established Australian caravan brands, it simply wasn’t a good idea.
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
Escargot Caravans

Escargot Caravans

We can see how this caravan got its name, just look at this cute little snail!
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
Franklin Caravans

Franklin Caravans

It was 1947 when a friend suggested to a 17 year-old Geoff Robertson that they take a Christmas holiday in Lorne, Victoria. Not exactly flush with money, Geoff thought he’d build a caravan for the trip, although he’d never done this before.
Victoria Mitchell
Jurgens Caravans

Jurgens Caravans

Although the Jurgens caravan journey officially started in South Africa in the early 1950’s, Geert Jurgens - a coachworks and truck body builder from Holland – actually built his first caravan back in 1938.
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
Lander Levante

Lander Levante

Say “Ciao!” to the Lander Levante Graziella 300 caravan, from the Borgomagno district in Padua, in North Eastern Italy. What other van could have been chosen to represent Italy!
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