Starling Travel

July 25, 2012

Cartop Camping in the Fifties

Filed under: Camping — Laura Moncur @ 8:00 am

I love this photo of a couple in their tent perched atop of their classic car.

50s Car Top Tent from Starling Travel

I really like the awning they have set up UNDER the tent, but to the side of the car. It looks like it’s a great place to change clothes in privacy, just like I put on my teardrop trailer.

It’s hard for me to believe that this kind of car top tent isn’t available EVERYWHERE. So many cars have roof racks that it seems like an easy addition to any car. They are available, but they’re a lot more expensive than a normal tent. Take this one for example:

Car Top Camper from Starling Travel

The cost for this tent is $1302! Now, they make smaller tents like the one from the Fifties that cost less, but my Springbar was less than half the cost of that tent. If you are interested in it, however, here’s a video showing it in more detail.

It’s nice to know that it’s possible to recreate the camping experience of the Fifties on your very own vehicle, but at that cost, a cheap Redneck Trailer might be a better option.

Photo via: Camping… / totally awesome

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