• Vintage and Retro Caravans by Don Jessen Vintage and Retro Caravans by Don Jessen
    The vintage and retro caravan craze continues to blossom on both sides of the Tasman. This is evidenced by the numerous vintage rallies attracting large numbers of caravans across Australia and New Zealand. It is a phenomenon that shows no sign of slowing down as more people are drawn to restoring much-loved old caravans. In Vintage and Retro Caravans Downunder, Don and Marilyn Jessen profile some of the prettiest, rarest and most unusual old caravans in Australia and New Zealand. They’ll introduce you to some dedicated caravanners, who share their thoughts on their vintage- vanner lifestyle and the caravans they love. As well as plenty of fabulous vans, there are also insights into caravan fashions over the years, tips on how to accessorise with period crockery and caravan ware, and some advice on presenting your caravan. Whether it’s retro and vintage that interest you or you’re a caravan fan, there’s plenty here to intrigue and inspire. All the books purchased through this website will be signed by Don and/or Marilyn.
  • Classic Car and Caravan Combos Downunder By Don and Marilyn Jessen
    With the popularity of vintage and classic caravans increasing exponentially across both Australia and New Zealand it was only a matter of time before we saw the rise in the vintage and classic tow car. They are creative works of road going art, making a stunning combination and grabbing attention wherever they go. Don and Marilyn feature forty classic car and caravans from across Australia and New Zealand in an exciting new book along with over twenty snapshots. Within these pages we find vintage and retro caravan owners who have embraced the classic tow car and added a new dimension to their hobby. Similarly, we find classic car owners who have expanded their love of classic cars to include a classic caravan. The car and caravan combos will excite many people and bring back nostalgic memories for many others. The book does come with a warning. If you own a classic caravan, you may well be tempted to buy a classic tow car. On the other hand, if you own a classic car you may soon find yourself searching for a classic or vintage caravan. All the books purchased through this website will be signed by Don and/or Marilyn.
  • In 1946, a practical-minded New Zealander became interested in caravans as a way of holidaying and decided to build one for his family in his garage. From this humble beginning a story of Kiwi ingenuity emerged, with Liteweight Caravans growing to become an iconic New Zealand brand, which for over four decades led the country, and sometimes the world, in technical design and innovation. Liteweight produced more caravans than any other caravan manufacturer in New Zealand and, today more than 25 years after the factory closed, the majority of its caravans are still in use. This is a story as much about people as it is of caravans, and the person at the heart of the story is Tek Jessen, Liteweight’s founder. All the books purchased through this website will be signed by Don and/or Marilyn.
  • Retro Caravans by Don Jessen Retro Caravans by Don Jessen
    The retro caravan craze is in full bloom – clear from the ever-increasing number of vans parked up at idyllic spots at car events around the country, the magazines and online chatter on the subject, and a general yearning among the population for the sort of carefree holidaying that caravanning offers. Don Jessen profiles some of the prettiest and most interesting vans, and gives a bit of history on what has become an endearing and enduring hobby for many. All the books purchased through this website will be signed by Don and/or Marilyn.
  • Three Wheeling Downunder By Don Jessen
    The wind in your face, the freedom of the highway, the power and connection between rider and machine provide the ultimate ride. From vintage sidecars to futuristic trikes and three wheeled cars, these vehicles capture the imagination like no other. These vehicles are the ultimate expression of road going ingenuity and have truly come of age as recreational vehicles for men and women alike. According to their owners, they are glorious fun to ride and absolutely addictive. From a 1915 Royal Enfield with sidecar to a 2017 three wheeled TriPod sportscar, to a 2018 V8 five seater trike and many more in between, Don Jessen brings you an amazing selection of three wheelers from Australia and New Zealand. All the books purchased through this website will be signed by Don and/or Marilyn.
  • Her Space: Kiwi She Sheds, Back Rooms and the Kitchen Table by Marilyn Jessen Her Space: Kiwi She Sheds, Back Rooms and the Kitchen Table by Marilyn Jessen
    Her Space steps into the creative spaces used by more than 50 artistic and inspirational women who are following their passions. Among them are women who knit, sew, paint, and build things. Women of all walks of life will find someone they can identify with, something new to try, or someone to be inspired by. There are also special sections on getting started creatively, creating your very own ‘Her Space’ and the M words – marketing and money. All the books purchased through this website will be signed by Don and/or Marilyn.
  • Retro and Vinatge Boats by Don Jessen Retro and Vinatge Boats by Don Jessen
    Retro and Vintage Boats are a picturesque reminder of an elegant time past, when beauty, form and style ruled. They are the beautiful classic car or stunning hot rod of the lakes and sea, and they are becoming increasingly sought after by Kiwi boaties. Within these pages, author Don Jessen presents a highly covetable selection of these beautiful boats, and their stories. All the books purchased through this website will be signed by Don and/or Marilyn.
  • Vintage and Iconic Aircraft by Don Jessen Vintage and Iconic Aircraft by Don Jessen
    New Zealand is home to a world-class collection of vintage and iconic aircraft. Don Jessen profiles more than 60 aircraft and tells the tales of the pilots who fly these vintage machines – even providing the technical specifications for the really keen! The military and civil aircraft featured span the globe and the 20th century, reaching right back to the time of aviation pioneer Richard Pearce. Also featured are profiles of some of this country’s excellent aviation museums and internationally acclaimed airshows. All the books purchased through this website will be signed by Don and/or Marilyn.