Classic Bike (UK) - - YOUR LETTERS - Mark Holmes

A few years ago I bought a sec­ond­hand copy of Septem­ber 1992’s CB. When I sat down at home to read it, out fell the photo on the right. The ac­com­pa­ny­ing text reads: ‘A Bri­tish firm – Cara­homes of Wal­ton-on­thames, Sur­rey – have pro­duced the first car­a­van for the mo­tor­cy­clist. The ‘Chalet­van’ is built to be towed by a 350cc or 500cc mo­tor­cy­cle with side­car. It weighs just un­der 4½cwt and con­tains ad­e­quate com­fort for two adults and, if nec­es­sary, one child. It has a kitchen sec­tion with a sink and drain­ing board and space for a gas grill and cylin­der – and a bed­room/lounge con­tain­ing two full-size sin­gle berths that also serve as lock­ers and as couches. There is also a wardrobe and other locker space and room to fit a child’s fold­ing berth. It is priced at £125 and is thus the small­est, light­est and cheap­est car­a­van yet pro­duced.’ A EAST, LIN­COLN

Thanks to Zuma Press, who now rep­re­sent the Key­stone photo agency, for per­mis­sion to print the pho­to­graph of this frankly quite scary con­trap­tion.

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