Caravan Road Rallying .. Origins .. how it used to be ..

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Found this interesting.. watch the tug of war and reversing test videos.. some fantastic old caravans and cars.. can anyone identify them ?

    http://www.nationalmotormuseum.org.uk/road_rally_the_origins_of_competitive_caravan_rallying


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    In the 1930s a tradition grew at Caravan Club rallies (the gathering kind, not the racing kind) for a programme of competitions in which members took part.
    Egg and spoon races, sack races and tugs of war were all part of the friendly family fun and encouraged a competitive spirit. Events where adult members could hitch up and demonstrate their towing and reversing skills were also popular, along with competitions to encourage the design of innovative gadgets to improve the caravans.
     
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    I'm sure I saw Old Mo in one of the tug of war teams :LOL:
     
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    About 8 secs in fourth from the left, I'm sure that's Shifty :LOL:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I meant the old cars and vans .. :doh::laughing:
     
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    What old cars and vans, did you see any Graham?

    Edit: Oh yes, didn't scroll down. :rolleyes:
     
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    Got good springs on those vans, not too sure on old motors was the first one a Wolseley?
     
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    That has just given me a GREAT idea for next years Thetford Bash !!!
    Lets just say it involves a wee car and a smaller trailer !!
     
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