Monday, August 15, 2022


Newsreel from 1954: Pint-sized trailer is towed by scooter and sidecar

What a hoot! This black-and-white newsreel film from 1954 shows a British couple on a camping adventure, their tow vehicle a scooter with side car. The trailer is seven feet long, weighs about 200 pounds and is easily towed behind the pint-sized two-wheeler.

Watch as they stop by the side of the road to set up camp. The gentleman is wearing a suit and tie, of course, being very proper for the times. We have a feeling that this caravan didn’t sell too well. Yes, the setup was clever and easy, but little things like bedding, food, and a change of clothes don’t appear to be included in the setup. Not a whole bunch of room on the scooter for those items, either.

We’ve come a long way, haven’t we?

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6 months ago

Jacket and tie – dress and high heels. I recognize them from every campground I’ve been to. NOT!

6 months ago

Excellent video, people always dressed so nicely back then, a person could be digging a ditch and they were wearing a suit.

jim R
1 year ago

always go camping in high heels.

1 year ago

The predecessor to today’s modern motorcycle towed camping trailers. They’re just as amazing, but they’re normally towed by bikes with 1200cc and larger engines.

Tommy Molnar
1 year ago

Why did Clark Kent park in the bushes, then pull the trailer by hand into a big open area? He might have soiled his suit . . .

Last edited 1 year ago by Tommy Molnar

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