More than 70 vintage and retro caravans are set to arrive at Lake Albert Caravan Park at Meningie this week when it holds its popular annual Vintage and Classic Caravanners event.
The event attracts vintage and classic caravans from all over South Australia and Victoria, which arrive during the week and stay for the weekend, with the park booked out well in advance.
Locals and visitors will be welcome to wander through the caravan park, inspecting the unique restored vans, many towed by vintage cars to match, on Saturday afternoon.
Caravan owners often dress in theme for the event, set up displays and swap meets in their annexes and welcome visitors to look through their vans.
A licensed bar will be available, and visitors will be entertained by a live band during the evening.
The Coorong Mechanical Restoration Club will also provide a display of vintage vehicles to admire.
The event was created eight years ago by the Vintage and Classic Caravanners of SA, starting with just five vans in the first year.
The event is held over several days, but the open day on Saturday allows people to come and admire the vans.
It also has the bonus of being held right alongside the Meningie Museum and newly established Coorong Brewing Co restaurant.
With this in mind, the museum has come on board and will hold its inaugural swap meet and car boot sale.
Sites have been booked catering for auto parts, retro goods, bric-a-brac, home produce and local souvenirs, while museum volunteers will provide a sausage sizzle and a train ride for people to travel through the park and museum grounds.
- Book a swap meet site: Marianne Cunneen 0437 320 779 or Syd Greg 0412 159 962.
Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the event had been started by caravan park proprietors Troy Fynnaart and Jacquie Grant.