Walkinshaw fully committed to Caravans
The Walkinshaw Group has taken full ownership of New Age Caravans, and in conjunction with its Founder, Gabby Montagnese plan to continue to develop and differentiate the New Age Caravan range via design and engineering innovation.
The Walkinshaw name is well known for its association with Australia’s No.1 vehicle manufacturer Holden Special Vehicles, as well as V8 Supercar team Walkinshaw Andretti United.
“We are excited about our ownership of New Age Caravans”, said Ryan Walkinshaw. “We have been working steadily in the background to develop new aspects to the product, and we are looking forward to accelerating the outputs from our design and engineering teams”, added Walkinshaw.
As part of the change in ownership, New Age Founder and CEO, Gabby Montagnese will also take on a role on the Board of New Age Caravans. “What Gabby has achieved is truly remarkable, and with Gabby’s continued support we look forward to building on her legacy and creating the next chapter in this remarkable company”, commented Walkinshaw.
New Age Founder and CEO, Gabby Montagnese added, “One of the reasons I originally partnered with the Walkinshaw organisation was to bring new design and engineering innovation to the market, and I look forward to working with Board and executive team to keep developing and evolving”.
The Walkinshaw name first came to prominence in Australia when Tom Walkinshaw first started racing his Factory Jaguar XJS at the Bathurst 1000 in 1984, followed by a three-vehicle assault on Mount Panorama in 1985. This foray was the catalyst for a growing presence in the Australian automotive landscape, eventually seeing Walkinshaw becoming the engine room behind the iconic brands of the Holden Racing Team and Holden Special Vehicles.
Holden Special Vehicles has built over 95,000 vehicles and have developed some of Australia’s most iconic performance vehicles including the original ‘Walky’, the Coupe 4, W427, and the final Commodore incarnation the GTS-R W1. Recently, HSV announced the latest addition to its range with the launch of the ZL1 Camaro which is set to become its most powerful vehicle ever.
Walkinshaw commented, “We pride ourselves on pushing the limits, and as we continue our automotive transition and achieve growth in what is a challenging market, we believe this spirit and attitude will serve us and our customers well, in delivering unique caravan and camper product under the New Age banner.”