Touring Caravans

Touring Caravans

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Once neglected, the historic caravan is becoming increasingly popular on the classic vehicle scene. In this book Jon Pressnell traces the evolution of the touring caravan from its earliest horse-drawn days through to the lightweight aerodynamically styled 'designer' caravans of today. It is an absorbing tale of a cottage industry which expanded rapidly in the motoring revolution of the 1930s, as the motor car extended the horizons of the British public; a story of how the caravan evolved from a half-timbered 'cottage on wheels' to the mass-produced streamlined versatile trailer which we take for granted today. This book brings alive, with the help of a fine selection of period photographs, the appeal of this vital part of our motoring heritage.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 147.3 x 208.3 x 5.1mm | 90.72g
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 55 b/w; 1 col
  • 0747801193
  • 9780747801191
  • 518,841

About Jon Pressnell

John Pressnell is a freelance journalist specialising in classic cars and is a Senior Contributor to Classic and Sports Car magazine. He has a particular interest in the British motor industry, especially the Nuffield Organisation, BMC and British Leyland, and has carried out pioneering research on various aspects of the work of the Mini's creator, Sir Alec Issigonis. His published work includes Great Cars of the World, Morris Minor Exploring the Legend, Citroen DS The Complete Story and a comprehensive revision of the late Michael Sedgwick's A-Z of Cars 1945-1970.
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Table of contents

Pre-history: up to 1918 /Early years: 1918-30 /The 1930s /The Second World War and its aftermath /The 1950s /Into the modern era: the 1960s /The 1970s and 1980s /Further reading /Places to visit /Clubs
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