Dormobile


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Dormobile

™ a vanlike vehicle specially equipped for living in while travelling
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The Dormobile helped fuel a dramatic change in the UK leisure scene and it was converted by Martin-Walter, which had a great reputation as automotive body builders.
After two years at Hill Valleyand now 18, he won his European Tour card and chased all over the Continent in search of success, travelling and living in an old Dormobile.
Motorhome living is an acquired taste but things have moved on a lot since the old days of the basic Dormobile. It's considered more upmarket than a caravan - rock stars use them as their base and this year's Glastonbury music festival had a virtual town made up of them.
Kombi, bus, dormobile, whatever you call it, this was the most iconic, adored vehicle of the 60s and 70s: workhorse, surfboardcarrier and love shack, owned by overlanders, caravanners, celebrities, and me.
The model trundled on for many years and became the basis for the much loved Dormobile which is an iconic word among motor caravan fans to whom it is as dear as the VW Microbus camper is to its aficionados.
The main group had arrived in a brown Bedford Dormobile type van parked outside.
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We got some good press coverage, including a piece in the TV Times, entitled "The Dips in the groove", which pictured us standing beside our lipsticksmeared Commer dormobile. The opening paragraph read: "They grow their hair long and wear leather jackets, but the Diplomats are neither Mods nor Rockers.
"Some of us travelled up in a Dormobile, carrying the essentials for the sale," he says.
It cornered the generic name of Dormobile, but that has to be strictly applied to the motor caravan version produced by specialists Martin Walter.
Things may have become a lot more comfortable since, as Woosnam traded his dormobile for a private jet to fly around the world as US Masters champion, but the same fighting qualities are very much apparent as he faces up to the biggest battle of his career as Ryder Cup captain.