The Riviera Registry — Volkswagen Campmob

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The history of the Riviera goes back to an age-old facing VW dealers in the 1950s and Gosh, we really want Westfalia campers, but the factory give them to us until we buy a bunch of those panel Riviera Motors was based in Oregon, about 10 miles Portland. The Volkswagen Distributors and in North America booklet, January 1965 lists Motors’ address as:

Riviera Inc.

Tel. CA 6-3831

of the earliest and best information on the of Riviera campers comes Fred Stormer and Charles courtesy of the archives. Stoermer writes:

Riviera Motors was the Beaverton, based regional distributor of At some point they to contract with ASI (Automotive Inc.), based in the Vancouver, area, for Type 2 camper modeled after Westfalia Why Riviera decided to do this is a because Campmobiles sold hotcakes in the Pacific Northwest.

Luke Lukey responds:

— they sold so that Riviera Motors not keep their downstream supplied. VW offered the following deal: You get X number of Westfalia when you buy Y number of pickups and vans.

This posed a problem to Qvale, owner of Riviera VW pickups and panels were movers, prone to lot rot. knew a cabinet maker Lasko and assigned him to design and a camper conversion that work with the VW panel. He imposed a new regime on his downstream You get X number of Westfalia campers you buy Y number of my Riviera campers.

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The were hesitant at first, but they’d seen the workmanship of the they got on board. This was in

So the first Riviera conversions in 1965. But there’s documented of Riviera campers made buses as early as 1963 and even 1958! In the case of the it was delivered into the east and presumably came west being converted into a camper. Does that these early campers any Riviera than one built in Of course not. But if you are looking to buy a camper or establish the history of camper, remember that production began in 1965.

through 1967. Three years of split window that became Riviera Sadly, no one at Riviera Motors nor ASI (so far as we kept accurate records of production numbers. Look any confirmed Riviera and you won’t a body badge or ID plate It’s very disheartening as a owner to be unable to say This Riviera #456. or something of the We simply have the ability to say is a Riviera. If I ever discover numbers from ASI or someone with Riviera Motors, you bet I post them here.

While Riviera produced initially based on the Westy you can tell there are some unique differences. If you’re what those are, out the guide here on the site. A of Riviera camper were fitted with Sportsmoblie pop courtesy of Travel Equipment in Elkhart, Indiana. As of yet, I never found any original pertaining to the early Rivieras. I imagine that a dealership market a camper without some promotional work for it, but the literature out there that I seen is for bay window Rivieras.

Since this site is to split window Riviera I will not delve into the of the Riviera beyond 1967, but me they continued in earnest! and ASI converted bay windows and vanagons campers well into the

Companies like ASI and Sportsmobile are in business:

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