Three generations of the Croot family have been manufacturing Gipsy Caravans in Levin since 1951. Peta Stavelli talks to Robin Croot, who survived the storms of the ’70s and built a thriving business over a 40-year career.
Discovered a year ago in a Whakatane farm shed, this 16-foot, 1937 British-built Car Cruiser Caravan has been lovingly restored. It provides a fascinating insight into pre-war caravanning and remarkably, it may be the only surviving model of its kind in the world. Lawrence Schäffler reports.