Category Archives: Retro Caravans

Caravans at Beach Hop, 2021

By | March 30, 2021

Beach Hop rolled around quickly for 2021 as the last one was just in November. Some awesome new vans on view, and the usual suspects back with there fantastic renovations, displays and creations. I’m looking forward to next year’s Caravans & Classics sponsored light show – it was organised at short notice this year and… Read More »

Caravans at Beach Hop, 2020

By | November 27, 2020

Beach Hop in Whangamata was supposed to be in March this year but was rescheduled to November due to the Pandemic. These photos were mostly taken on the Friday. The winning caravan this year was Kate & Tony Bartlett with their show set-up 50s styled caravan Frankie-Jo and matching vehicle. Runners up were Greg and… Read More »

Caravans at Beach Hop, 2019

By | April 1, 2019

Beach Hop in Whangamata had around 100 classic, vintage and retro styled caravans this year. Here are a bunch of photos I took. Not my best work.. but I didn’t spend a lot of time taking them, and of course it was pretty overcast. Congratulations to the winner at the Top 10 shootout, Retro Custom… Read More »

How to Stop Your Caravan From Disappearing

By | June 24, 2018

Caravan thefts in New Zealand have become a lot more common in the past few years, and every day or so you hear about another one going missing. Caravans are pretty easy to steal by themselves, as they are light weight, usually easily accessible on a driveway… and they sit home alone when people go… Read More »

1965 Zephyr Caravan Renovation

By | January 15, 2017

These are the before and after photos of our 1965 15″ Zephyr Deluxe Caravan. It was apparently stored in a shed for 20 years so apart from some general decay, some borer and a bunch of broken and missing stuff, the layout and fittings were mostly original. We’ve had it for a couple of years… Read More »