THE Victorian Caravan, Camping and Touring Supershow at the Melbourne
Showgrounds attracted 50,613 visitors, its organisers said.
Soaring temperatures during the six-day event did not deter
"It was an exceptionally busy period, but it was great that the weather
was brilliant for the preparation before and during the supershow," Caravan Industry Association Victoria chief executive Rob Lucas said.
Visitors had enjoyed informative seminars from caravanning experts at the
Outback Seminar Dome, cooking demonstrations on the Walkabout Stage and
exciting attractions like the Isuzu Ute Iron Summit, the Berkley Supertank,
whip-cracking fun with Nathan Griggs and a walk down memory lane at the
vintage caravan display.
More than 1200 RVs were on display at the show which encouraged visitors
to 'Go Make Some Memories'.
"This was the show's third year at Melbourne Showgrounds, which previously
had not been moved for 14 years," Mr Lucas said.
"And with each 12-month period, the Caravan Industry Association
Victoria's show team works hard to introduce new concepts and exciting
products to the outdoor travelling market."
The Passport to Freedom competition was a huge hit, with Pauline
Davies from Warrnambool taking home first prize ... a Coromal Element
E552s caravan valued at $52,990.
She also received a year's insurance, donated by principal show sponsor
CIL Caravan and RV Insurance.
Ms Davies had visited the show in search of a new caravan and couldn't
believe how fortunate she was to win one.
At a special function held for exhibitors, the following companies were
recognised as winners of the best stands:
* Camping products: Lyal Eales Stores.
* Caravans: JB Caravans.
* Caravan and RV accessories: Dometic,
* Interstate tourism: Queensland Tourism.
* Motorhomes and campervans: Sunliner RV.
* Slide-ons and other RVs: Kyabram 4WD & Camping.
* Tents and camper trailers: Travelander.
* Touring vehicles and 4x4 accessories: Opposite Lock.
* Victorian state tourism: Loddon Valley Central Victoria.