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.