Sometimes I’m drawn to the kitschy and camp as well as the practical and refined. I’m generally not a fan of vehicles of any sort, but earlier this fall friends showed me the interior of their recent acquisition… a 1978 Delta Motorhome. I was impressed!
Today, I’m dusting off these photos from a few months ago as we’ve been treated to a “snow day” (and, since we’re not going anywhere, we’ll do what we want instead of working on other people’s stuff!). So, I’m blogging. Please humor me in this departure from more conventional design!
I immediately reveled in the camper’s contrived cheesiness; who wouldn’t be charmed by a fake beamed ceiling replete with numerous backlit faux stained glass panels? Sadly, the interior finishes had been painted by the previous owner. However, I was able to find images online of a 1979 Delta, and those images will follow so that we can see some of what was lost when the paint was applied.
Despite the paint, the camper is still capable of conveying something of the essence of the mid- to late-1970’s — a time which, while far from perfect, was a bit more innocent then the present day. Step inside and join me in praise of yesteryear’s questionable design choices!
The following three photos show a similar, but unaltered, interior: