Van fans celebrate RACV's 75th anniversary 

CARAVANS from around the state descended on Elmore at the weekend. 

To celebrate the RACV Caravan Club’s 75th anniversary, more than 90 caravans from all over Victoria came together to mark the milestone. 

There are five separate divisions around the state and all five came together across the weekend. 

RACV Caravan Club activities director Liz McConnell said once a month each member in each division would go away for a weekend. 

She said this weekend was a special one, because all 90 members and their caravans would be at the one spot. 

Ms McConnell said Elmore was the perfect destination to celebrate the anniversary. 

“We choose Elmore because it can accommodate the number of vans that we need and it has got the shed which is great because last time we had this event it rained,” she said. 

Ms McConnell said the aim of the weekend trips was to get the most out of members’ caravans and to explore Victorian towns. 

“It is mainly for people who want to get some regular use out of their caravans,” she said. 

“It is about the friendship – we go away on a weekend and just laugh. 

“We go out for dinner to a local venue or, if there is a market on in town, we would go to that. 

“It is informal and it is about exploring each town and seeing what they have to have offer.”

Melbourne couple David and Pat Mayer are regular travellers who have been involved in the club for more than 30 years.

Mr Mayer said he and his wife had never missed a weekend away and that this trip was special because they were toasting their new caravan. 

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