This is a fascinating book and will be of interest not only to die hard fans of classic motorhomes, but also to anyone with an interest in the background history of our chosen leisure vehicles.
It starts with the early 1900s and covers the development of the motorhome right up to 2002.
One of the great pioneers of motorhome production, Eccles Motor Caravans, has a chapter to itself. Other chapters are Pioneers 1900 - 1940; Growing Popularity 1950 - 1970; The Boom Years 1970 - 1975; Status and Sophistication 1975 on.
The book has many original photographs, most in colour, and excerpts from manufacturers sales brochures and gives interesting insights into the evolution and relationships of the companies and the vehicles they produced.
An Eccles Motor Caravans conversion from the 1930's
The 1962 Dormobile Romany on the Bedford CA
Motorhomes - The Illustrated History
By Andrew Jenkinson
ISBN 1 903706 54 8/UPC 36847-00254-1
Price £14.99 (UK)/$24.95 (USA)
Published March 2003 by Veloce
Books can also be ordered on their website - www.veloce.co.uk