Time to Roam Magazine Issue 9 - June/July 2014 - Page 22

| upfront feature An Ideal GermanAustralian marriage Anthony and Kathy Dack with their Tabbert Caravan Anthony and Kathy Dack are proud owners of two of the most photographed car and caravan duos from the vintage rally. A bright pink 1959 Holden FC matched with a 1960s German-built Tabbert caravan. A motor mechanic from Tathra NSW, Anthony found both vehicles locally. The car was a virtual wreck when he started out. After eight years of restoration, the car now looks like it was just driven out of the showrooma real credit to Anthony’s meticulous trade skills. The Dacks say the caravan was imported by a local German family (by the name of Mr and Mrs Berlin) who returned to their native country in the 1960s and bought the caravan back with them, along with a Mercedes Benz car. The compact Tabbert is almost nothing like the Australian caravans of the same era, with many ingenious German-designed features, including a lift-up grate in the floor to allow you to easily sweep out dust. 22 timetoroam.com.au Coming up next issue: Caraparks in the Desert Time to Roam goes bush with a couple of classic Caraparks, tracing the history of this iconic Aussie caravan