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

scotjimland

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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






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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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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