Vintage Caravan Magazine Issue 36 - Page 7

Cover Story Woody Caravans USA PICS KALEB HOOK When Woody Caravans began producing cute little wooden reproduction vintage caravans from their workshop on Queensland’s Gold Coast in Australia, brothers Morrie and Shane had no idea at the time that their Woody Caravans would end up making their way to destinations all around the world. Who is Woody Caravans? Woody Caravans is a partnership between two brothers Morrie and Shane Hook to build vintage styled bondwood caravans for a variety of different uses. When did Woody Caravans start and why? Woody Caravans started off five years ago. Morrie and I had been doing restoration work on vintage caravans and saw that there was a potential market for brand new caravans with the classic styling of Australian built bondwood Caravans. The decision to start Woody Caravans was discussed one morning over morning tea when we came to the conclusion that between both of us we could do it with minimal outside help. What was your initial vision for Woody Caravans? Initially we thought Woody Caravans could provide a styling of caravan that is loved by all but with the added bonus of knowing that everything from the ground up is purpose built and brand new. Has the business changed from your initial vision? We are still proud to say that our initial concept and ideas have stayed true to form and have only gathered speed with most of our customers also becoming great friends and our best marketing tool. Having happy customers who love their Woody Caravans and are just as passionate as we are about what we do has been a big contributor to our success. I would also like to add that VTM editor Lisa Mora has been a very big part of our success here at Woody Caravans through her magazines Vintage Caravan Magazine and now with Vintage Trailer Magazine. She has always been our biggest supporter from our first phone call we made to her all those years ago and we have developed a friendship that we can see lasting for lifetime. She is a truly amazing woman and if anyone reading this ever get the chance to meet her be sure to say “THANK YOU” for everything she has done not just for us, but many other small business’s involved in the vintage caravan/trailer scene. vintagetrailermagazine | 5