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Did anybody see the Safari on "Hattie" BBC FOUR last night 19/01/2011? It looked the same as the van we own which is a 1979 model, so perhaps their researchers got it wrong. It was supposed to be the sixties and I think those early safaris had split windows, am I right?Perhaps Brian or some of you in the know could enlighten me.
Well done on spotting it - you are absolutely correct it is a 15 footer from 1976 or 1977.
For those that haven't seem the programme the Safari is a real star!
We first see it in this pic. On the set of Carry on Cabbie, where Hattie Jacques (played by Ruth Jones from Gavin and Stacey) has set up Glam Cabs using 1963-4 Ford Cortinas, the are two classic caravans being used as relaxation/make-up rooms for the stars.
TV and film stars nowadays have to make do with £60,000 motorhomes for the same purpose. But in 1964 they had the real luxury of a Safari caravan from 12 years in the future!
Her is the first shot - only spoilt by the young guy standing in the way.
Hattie sees the Safari and falls in love with it. She dumps her two friends she is talking to and walks over to it.
She thinks the young man is a caravan salesman and so pushes him into the Safari.
She follows him in and finds that the cabinet inside the main door has been converted to a make up table with mirror, lights etc.
And a final outside shot. In case you are wondering why there are enormous chocks around the Safari's wheels - in this pic the whole caravan is bouncing up and down and rocking from side to side as Hattie and the young man indulge in some energetic testing of the beds. Now Hattie is not anorexic and I was pleased to see that the beds survived this.
Seriously though - anyone know whose Safari it is?
Brian Miller Group Founder 1978 Safari 15-4 and 1970 Volvo Amazon