Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s quite clearly a caravan, though we admit it does look a bit like a plane.
That’s largely because the Bowlus Road Chief was inspired by the original 1934 Bowlus Road Chief, built by aircraft designer and engineer Hawley Bowlus. He’s the chap who built the Spirit of St.Louis, the plane that Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic on the first non-stop flight between New York and Paris in 1927.
But enough with the history lesson. This modern tribute is naturally kitted out a bit more fancifully than the original, and though the exterior remains largely the same, with polished aircraft-grade aluminium and lines of raised rivets, the interior boasts a full bathroom with a shower, kitchen, living room, multiple beds and such modern amenities as solar-power, air conditioning, LED lighting to save on battery and a charging station for laptops and portable devices to use it up again.
Pretty fancy, I’m sure you’ll agree, but you’ll need a $1,500 deposit to reserve your own hand-built Road Chief, which you can also name, so you better be serious before you stump up.