ABOUT THE BOOK
The first book on Sprite Caravans, and the first UK book to cover one brand of touring caravan.
From the early 1950s the Sprite became the caravan that brought many families into the hobby. This book examines just how prolific the brand was – not only in the UK, but on a global basis too. It tells how the Sprite brand mastered mass-production in caravans and, with plenty of illustrations, how it pioneered rigorous testing procedures.
Sam Alper OBE, the founder of Sprite, marketed caravanning as a pastime and proved that caravans were safe and easy to tow by undertaking epic journeys, his simple designs were also appealing to buyers. Photos of the mock-ups Sam used to produce his publicity material are reproduced in the book, along with rare press shots of stars from the Carry On films, some of which featured Sprite Caravans.
Comprehensive, unique and totally up-to-date, this is essential reading for enthusiasts.
The Story of Sprite Caravans by Andrew Jenkinson
Explains why Sprite was so successful
The author knew Sprite founder Sam Alper OBE
Access to Sam Alper’s archive granted to author
Explains how the Sprite brand achieved massive sales
Factory shots of Sprites being produced in 50s/60s
Rare archive photos of Sprites
Explains how Sprite brought innovations to the rest of industry
Rare archive photos of US Sprites from the 60s & 70s
Written by UK caravan expert
First UK book dedicated to one caravan brand
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrew Jenkinson has been following the UK caravan industry since 1969, and has amassed a vast archive covering over 80 years of caravan/motorhome history. He has written four books on caravan history, motorhome history and second-hand purchasing, and wrote I-Spy Caravans and Motorhomes for Michelin.
Very prominent in the field, Andrew is a consultant to the caravan industry on its heritage. He has written two magazine supplements profiling Lunar Caravans and Bailey Caravans and contributes to all UK caravan magazines, often testing new and used tourers. He recently completed the 60th Anniversary write up for Witter tow bars. Andrew has earned his reputation by being the leading expert on the UK caravan industry.
V4358 • Paperback • 25×20.7cm • £14.99 • 96 pages • 206 colour and b&w pictures • ISBN: 978-1-845843-58-8 • UPC: 6-36847-04358-2
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