So, if you want to tow at over 126mph and are using a Le Mans specification Aston Martin V8 as a towcar, what caravan would you choose? How about an Autosport Alpha.
Lunched in the mid 1970s when most caravans had the aerodynamics of a house brick (with the house attached!) the Alpha was designed to revolutionise caravan design.
The Alpha had an axle set further back than normal to aid stability. The gas locker was accessed from inside the caravan and large wrap around windows made the interior bright.
The interior wasn’t luxurious compared to other caravans the Alpha competed against such as the ABI Award.
Production stopped in the early 1980s, however there were talks that Island Plastics (of Romahome fame) were going to relaunch the Alpha, however the caravans never materilased. Caravans that were in Spain were brought back to the UK as part of the process.
Sometime an Autosport Alpha turns up, however the last time I saw one was at the back of Highbridge Caravans 20 years ago.