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Special caravan past unveiled

Caravan rooflights owners with an interest in the history of the vehicles will be interested to learn about a new online exhibition.

Launched this year by the Caravan Club and the National Motor Museum Trust, Caravan Road Rallying 1954-1976 details the history of caravan meets in times gone by.

Between these years, the Caravan Club staged several British Caravan Road Rally competitions, which showcased some of the best caravans (and cars) of the period. Well-known rally drivers, like Pat Moss-Carlsson and Tony Pond, participated in some of the events.

The memories of what remain from the rallies, including photographs, film footage and assorted printed documents, are now collated online for the first time.

Angela Cox, who is the club's collection officer at the National Motor Museum, said that in addition to printed materials, the exhibition has drawn on the experiences of people actually involved in rallies.

"In addition to gathering items, we have also been interviewing a cross-section of people who competed or marshalled at the events. This exhibition features many personal memories which are now preserved for the future," she said.

Caravan rooflights owners, head to nationalmotormuseum.org.uk/online_exhibitions and feast upon this slice of unique caravanning history.