Bailey caravans used in Towcar of the Year contest
Alu-Tech caravans, such as the Bailey Unicorn, were used to test out the towcars
Tuesday, 30, Aug 2011 09:20
by Chris Malone
Industry giant Bailey Caravans has recently provided a number of tourers for the 29th Caravan Club Towcar of the Year competition.
The Bristol-based firm has seen its vehicles used in the contest for the past 14 years running, and claim that this is a testament to its caravans' durability and stability.
Taking place at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, the testing event sees a number of vehicles put through their paces with a caravan in tow.
The cars are taken on more than 200 laps, including one of the high-speed circular track and a demanding hill route, during the testing.
With more than 1,000 test miles for each car, the event is a rigorous trial of the towcars and caravans.
Caravan Club head of publicity and industry relations Nikki Nichol expressed her thanks to Bailey for their support of the contest.
"Testing at Millbrook is indeed rigorous, and the caravans are an integral part of the testing - their durability is key," she said.
The winner of the 2012 Caravan Club Towcar of the Year will be officially announced on Wednesday 21st September during an awards ceremony at the Royal Automobile Club in London.