The Club was formed in January 1976 by a number of Lunar enthusiasts. They formed a committee to govern the affairs of the club, drew up a constitution and organised a first year programme of three rallies. The club’s first AGM was held at the end of its second season.
The first rally took place at Corse Lawn in Gloucestershire. As a number of members were travelling on to the National Rally they put a “word of mouth” PR campaign in motion and with help from the caravan press, membership grew quickly.
The second rally was in July at Weston Super Mare, and the final rally in 1976 was at Leyland where the Club used the field behind Campbell’s residential site. About 25 vans attended and by then membership had increased to 99. During the course of that first year it was decided to have special rally plaques for those members completing 25 rallies and establish a newsletter to keep members in touch. Generally rallies opened at 4.30pm on a Friday and closed at 4pm Sunday, apart from Bank Holidays. Most of the members being of working age, weekend rallies were the norm. It was a number of years before some of the rallies were extended to five days.
The first celebration rally - the 21st, was held Easter 1979 at Highbridge. Since then the Club
has gone on to celebrate many more special rallies - its 100th in Oxford in 1984 to its 30th Anniversary in 2006, its 600th in 2007 and its 700th at Uttoxeter Racecource in September 2012. In
September 2016 the Club hosted its 40th Anniversary rally, again at Uttoxeter Racecourse and in September 2017 we celebrated our 800th rally.
In 1982 the Club held its first overseas rally in France. Since then it has rallied extensively in France, Holland, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland and now generally has an overseas holiday in its programme each year.
In 2003, Lunar were taken over by a Dutch Holding company for a short period of time. They had other marques in their stable, notably the Chateau brand, and as a result of this the Club opened up membership to those owners.
The Club then expanded membership significantly over the following years and the annual overseas French rally has been very popular.
Of course all that changed with 2 events in 2020. One was the demise of Lunar Caravans and the tight restrictions imposed by COVID. The club has no commercial relationship to Lunar Caravans Limited of course
However, in 2022 the Club has a full programme of rallies and we look forward to seeing members on one of them!
More information on membership can be found on the Membership page.
Call us on our ClubLine
0161 820 2466
(please don't ask us about technical queries for Lunar Caravans - see our sister Facebook Group "Lunar Caravan Owners Technical Support Group " below - they can help with these)
Post BREXIT Travel Advice
The Caravan & Camping Club have a very useful page on post BREXIT caravanning in Europe
The European Commission has scrapped the obligation for UK drivers to show a Green Card when entering the European Union (EU) with effect from 2 August 2021.
This means that, from 2 August 2021, you will not need a green card if you are travelling in the following countries/areas:
- The EU (including Ireland)
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
But you will need a Green Card for other European countries not on the list !
And don't forget to display a "UK" country disc or replace the EU roundel with a UK Union Flag. Old-style EU plates are no longer accepted.
COVID-19 advice links
Note that both Caravan & Motorhome Club and the Caravan & Camping Club have closed their sites during the current lockdown.
Click on the links below for more info:
(all links current as at 1/3/2021)
to the Lunar Owners Club Website where you will find lots of information about our Club and its activities.
Our Club is open to all those who own Lunar, Alaria, Venus or Chateau caravans (including dealer specials such as Conquest Cosmos, Solaris and Ultima) as well as Lunar (Landstar,Cassini) motorhomes and campervans.
Families are very welcome. It doesn’t matter whether you (or your unit) are young or old, experienced or a novice.
Join us on one of our many UK or even the occasional European rally. Meet some of our existing members, check out some different locations and get the most out of your pride and joy.
If you're not sure it's for you. why not come and join us on a rally near to you. Our rally organisers will make you more than welcome
Wherever you go, as a member of the Lunar Owners Club you will be made welcome, so join today!
Our Club Contacts will be happy to answer your questions.
Happy browsing ….
Are you a Lunar Caravan or Motorhome/Campervan Owner?
Then why not join the Lunar Owners Club and meet old friends and make some new ones! Visit some interesting locations at home and abroad on our planned Rallies.
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