Retro Caravans profiles some of the country’s prettiest and most interesting vans, and provides some history on this enduring and endearing Kiwi hobby.


The Kiwi retro caravan craze is in full bloom — clear from the ever-increasing number of vans parked up at idyllic holiday spots, vans spotted at car events around the country, the magazines and online chatter on the subject, and a general yearning among the population for the sort of carefree holidaying that caravanning offers.


In this beautiful collection, Don Jessen looks at some of the vintage caravans around the country and talks to their owners about how they became involved in the retro caravan craze.


Foreword by Kevin Milne.


Click here to read an interview with author Don Jessen in the Waikato Times.


Retro Caravans was recently featured in the Sunday Star Times - click here to read the article.

“The nail-biting excitement of Team New Zealand’s oh-so-close challenge for the 2013 America’s Cup brought the country together for a sporting event in a way usually reserved for rugby world cup finals”


For over 160 years the America’s Cup has been the world’s most prestigious race for ocean-going yachts. This sumptuous book, now in its 7th edition, tells the story of the Cup and the battles of the finalists - both on and off the water - from the very first race between America and Great Britain in 1851.


This fully updated new edition includes the 2010 Oracle win over Alinghi, which took the Cup back to San Francisco, and of course the sensational contest between Oracle and Emirates Team New Zealand in 2013.


A unique collection of beautiful paintings depict dramatic scenes from every match, with detailed descriptions of the boats themselves, including the latest technologies used to create the sensational racing machines they are today.



"It's a very very beautiful book"
Graham Beattie, Book Picks, RadioLIVE

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