Most early camp cars were playthings of the wealthy. T. Coleman du Pont, president of E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company, funded a paved highway in Delaware, which later became U.S. 13. Around 1911, he commissioned a camping vehicle so he could inspect the roadwork. His camping car had a Stoddard-Dayton chassis fitted with a delivery truck body, which was modified for camping. The car included a hair-stuffed mattress (most were stuffed with horse hair), cook stove, ice box, roll-down curtains, and storage spaces for utensils and supplies. When extra sleeping room was needed, twin silk tents could be attached to the vehicle’s sides. Courtesy Library of Congress.