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Camper & RV Humor: The Illustrated Story of Camping Comedy

John Brunkowski & Michael Closen

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This amusing book covers early camping history, RV designs, road conditions, driving habits, campground issues, and more, with a twist. Things go wrong in each and every chapter, and that is where the humor arises. Some 230 photos (both black-and-white and color) of more than 290 separate postcards from the authors' personal collection illustrate the fun. Because camping and RVing are so popular all around the world, numerous postcards from Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, and more, are included from the early 1900s to the early 2000s. Many images shown are quite scarce, and some are truly rare. The text and illustrations tell the humorous side of camping and RVing, past and present. All the postcards illustrated are described in detailed captions, which include each card's age, size, maker, and estimated value. The unique approach of this new book makes it stand alone as both a resource for information and a source of good old-fashioned entertainment.

Size: 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" | 215 color and 17 b/w photos | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764347054

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John Brunkowski and Michael Closen have been RVers for more than 25 years, having owned both travel trailers and motorhomes and having traveled extensively in their RVs throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. Currently, they own a motorhome and two vintage travel trailers, including a 1948 Vagabond and a1966 Airstream. They are members of several RV groups, such as Tin Can Tourists, Wally Byam Caravan Club, Family Motor Coach Association, and Good Sam Club. John and Michael have written articles about RVing and RV memorabilia collecting that appeared in AIRSTREAM LIFE, FAMILY MOTOR COACHING, and POSTCARD WORLD. They authored five previous RV books – RV & CAMPER TOYS published in 2008; PICTORIAL GUIDE TO RVing in 2010; AIRSTREAM MEMORIES in 2012; KOA & THE ART OF KAMPING in 2013; and AMATEUR RADIO GOES CAMPING & RVing in 2013.John earned a BSN degree from Loyola University in Chicago, did graduate work at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and worked in the health care field for some 25 years. Michael received BS and MA degrees from Bradley University and a JD from the University of Illinois, and he served as a college professor for about 30 years.