My favourite Tow Car
This story happened on: 28/02/2012
My favourite Tow Car was a Triumph Herlad 1200 Convertable, the caravan a Sprite 400. I was 27 at the time and my wife just 21, We purchased the Sprite at the Caravan Show for £299.00 in 1967 and picked it up at Easter 1968. My first tow was from the West Midlands Caravan Dealer to our home in Hampshire. We visited many CL's around the South and South West, and one trip to the South of France in 1971 with our 6 month old son on the back seat in a carry cot. On that trip we parked up for the night on the last leg of our journey south. In the morning we set off and then the Charging light came on. What do we do, We travelled on and came across a small car workshop, with 2 Jags and other sports car inside. The owner looked at our Herald and diagnosed worn out brushes in the Generator. He looked and did not have the right ones. So he found a similar set and proceeded to file them down so they fitted. They are still on the car today.
Not many folk owned caravans in those days, but to see a Convertable Herald with a young couple in it driving along towing a caravan we had many people wave to us, A GREAT LIFE need I say any more