Vintage Caravans Galore

Not long after we purchased Eugenie, I notice on the Viscount Caravan Owners Facebook Group that that they were organising a get together in early August on the Central Coast. At the time I was pretty confident that her reno would be completed within 4 months and I went ahead and booked in.

 

Fast forward to July and Eugenie was definitely not road ready, not even close. I contacted the organisers and explained my situation.  They were only too welcoming of Annie to take her place.  There were a couple of other "non viscount" vans booked so it was a case of "c'mon down".

Patonga Beach Dwellers

What a life

A warm welcome

Shane was in the middle of a job and unfortunately had to work over the weekend so with Patonga being fairly close to home, he was able to drop Annie and I off on his way.  We were one of the first "newbies" to arrive and were welcomed by Kaz and Deb the organisers of the event. 

 

They left me to set Annie up and within a few hours the rest of the group started pouring into the park.  I was lucky to get there early so I could get a few uninterrupted view photos. 

Visitors

After I'd set Annie up to receive "visitors" I checked out the vans owned by the organisers of the event. They were just gorgeous and over the course of the weekend I stepped up into and out of so many awesome looking Vintage Viscounts.  I was especially interested in the Royals and the 15 - 16 ft vans.  It was so interesting seeing the different floor plans that were offered back in the 70's.  Someone told me that Viscount had 65 different layouts. Most were over 40 years old and a large percentage of them were still in their original condition. Some had been given mini makeovers and others had been completely refitted over the years, but one thing was for sure, all of them had their own personality and their owners, just like me with Annie adored their  homes on wheels. Annie had a lot of visitors over the weekend as did all the vans. 

Ready for visitors

Mexican Night

The organisers of the event, Kaz and Deb put a lot of work and effort into making this getogether a memorable one.  Sweatshirts were painted and name tags were printed. On Saturday night, those who wished to participate in a group dinner were invited to bring themselves dressed in Mexican attire along with a mexican dish (or substitute) to share amongst the group. So much food and so much fun was had by all.  There was even some light entertaiment provided by the more musically talented members of the Viscount Family.