Vintage caravans drawcard

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Brian Noble with some of his collection.
Camera IconBrian Noble with some of his collection. Credit: Michael Traill

Wagin could be home to Australia’s largest vintage caravan museum this year, if resident Brian Noble has his way.

Boasting a collection of 20 vintage caravans, the proposed museum would sit within the Wagin Woolorama Showgrounds and be unrivalled in the country.

“When the museum is up and running, it will be the biggest museum with regards to vintage caravans and classic caravans in Australia,” Mr Noble said.

“There are a couple of small ones, one fella I know has got about 12 caravans, but like a lot of things it’s the funding and the money involved to put it together.

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“Once we get it going, the hardest part will be getting the volunteers to man and getting younger people involved.”

Mr Noble and two others own the collection, with vans ranging from $12,000 to $25,000 in value, many of which only carried a price tag around $500 five or six years ago.

“The joy of actually taking them out on the road and actually enjoying them for a week is absolutely phenomenal,” Mr Noble said.

“The looks they get are something completely different to just owning a motor car.”

Not only will the collection have it’s own museum, but it will also be showcased on Wagin’s biggest stage — Woolorama.

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