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!
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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
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!
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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
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
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.
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Thomson Caravans

Thomson Caravans

When I first started Van Go, we needed a logo and my research led me to these images. The 1970 Thomson Mini Glen became my first love. It was meant to be - Firstly I was born in 1970 and I have Scottish heritage! From a design perspective, it was the perfect shape for a logo because it was symmetrical and therefore, balanced. The fact that it was so cute was a bonus! 
Victoria Mitchell