Carry on camper­ing

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

I loved the Bed­ford CA Dor­mo­bile vs Volk­swa­gen Camper fea­ture ( CCW, 12 April). It brought back mem­o­ries of my fam­ily’s beloved Dor­mo­bile on hol­i­days and pic­nic trips in the 1960s and in par­tic­u­lar the smell of those leather seats with the odd whiff of damp and petrol thrown in for good mea­sure!

We used to drive along with those slid­ing doors open and, as the fea­ture states, they are not the fastest ve­hi­cles on the road, but it seemed that there were far fewer peo­ple in such a steam­ing hurry as there are to­day.

While I can’t re­mem­ber the year of our van, it was def­i­nitely one of the early ones with the port­hole win­dow on ei­ther side at the back.

My brother, Clive, and I used to clam­ber up to use the nar­row beds in the lift­ing roof sec­tion – un­til we got too big to fit in them, at any rate – but by then we were less keen on go­ing away with our par­ents any­way. Happy days! Chris Wil­son, Mat­lock, Der­byshire

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