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Volkswagen Camper and Commercial

Volkswagen Camper and Commercial No. 140

Founded back in 2000 VW Camper and Commercial is the original VW Bus magazine out there. Written by approachable, passionate bus owners, it has an established reputation for quality writing, drawing on a wide knowledge base, and for bringing together some of the best and most inspiring buses from around the world.

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in deze editie

3 min.

Thanks to Craig Stevenson from sunny California for this month’s Welcome image, showing his 1956 Kombi (featured in #135) surrounded by a carpet of wild flowers in Antelope Valley, Lancaster, California. I suspect many of you are like me, making sure that the bus sneaks into (or is centre piece in) our photographs! We’d love to print any pictures you have of your bus in a scenic setting, from wilderness to industrial, don’t be shy, email it over! I am having a grumpy month at the moment; my California roof has seen the return of the corrosion issue bedevilling the model, but at least this time VW have been proactive and spotted the issue for me. And I will get a lovely new T6 loan Cali when ours goes in for…

7 min.
reborn idaho bus!

One day in 1963 Vaughn Pugmire made the 150 mile trip from his home town of Montpelier, in Bear Lake County, Idaho to Salt Lake City, Utah. He needed a new service vehicle for his TV and Radio business and had heard that what he wanted was up for grabs at a car dealer’s there. What he came back with was an almost new $2,000 dollar, 15-window deluxe finished in that delightful colour combination of Beige Grey (L472) over Sealing Wax Red (L53). The VIN plate implied a complete set of opening side windows, but that was not the case. Did it matter - not a jot, as Vaughn’s usage demanded no more than the removal of the middle seat! Indeed, the only other modification was the drilling of a…

6 min.
news and products

Whoosh, Bloody Bang! The all too familiar sound of a bay window door closing on a campsite late at night… Do you have to slide your door hard to make the rear end of the door kick in and latch correctly? If so, this could be just what you need. A plate which mounts to the rear end of the sliding door, using the 2 bolts which hold the rear hinge assembly in place. Using the same threaded holes, the kit provides the main body mounting plate and 2 longer mounting screws, plus a handle screw and lock washer. You need to supply the same type of handle as used at the other end on the lock mechanism. Westfalia used these, as they often had a cabinet which obstructed the front handle making…

1 min.
show diary

JUNE 7th / 9th June DEVA DUBS & RODS The Agricultural Showground Shrewsbury SY1 2PF, devadubshow.co.uk 14th / 16th June BRISTOL VOLKSFEST Birches farm, Bristol, BS48 3RN bristolvolksfest.co.uk 14th / 16th June MIGHTY DUB FEST Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ mightydubfest.co.uk 14th / 16th June THE BUS STOP OVER Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY busstopover.co.uk 21st / 23rd June VDUB AT THE PUB Poole Dorset, BH21 1EH vdubatthepub.com 21st / 23rd June VW VETERANEN TREFFEN Bad Camberg, Germany lottermann-veteranen-treffen.org/english/ 22nd June GLOBAL DRIVE YOUR VW TO WORK DAY Be a small part of a Worldwide phenomenon. ploon.nl/int-vw-day/ 28th / 30th June EUROPEAN BUG-IN Chimay racetrack, Belgium europeanbugin.com 28th / 30th June SUMMER DUBBIN RELOADED Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster, DN9 3NP facebook.com/summerdubbin01/ CONTINUED OVERLEAF JULY 5th / 7th July AIRCOOLED CAMPOUT 19 Fir Trees Campsite, Banbury, OX17 1JL facebook.com/events/883469321849806/ 5th / 7th July CAMPER JAM Weston Park, Shropshire TF11 8LE camperjam.com 5th / 7th July CAMPER MARMALADE Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 6QL campermarmalade.uk 12th / 14th July DORSET VOLKSFEST Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6AB…

2 min.
upcoming shows

Husbands Bosworth Festival & Party in the Park. Until recently, the best kept secret on the Volkswagen Calendar. There is nothing else out there like this event. It’s a garden party, it’s a craft fair, it’s a retro show, it’s a classic car show, it’s a fun fair, it’s a military vehicle show, it’s a Volkswagen event, it’s fun for the kids, it’s a music festival all rolled into one. The music plays all day until 11:00 pm and includes Tom Dibb and Inspiral Carpets frontman, Tom Hingley. There’s not just VW’s, there’s all types of interesting cars on show as well. It really is a day out like no other. But it gets even better, from gates open at 10:00 am until the very end, it costs just a fiver and kids…

6 min.
childhood memories

It’s a funny old world the way things happen. Northumberland-based Kirsteen Gray and her son Stephen were minding their own business at a classic car show held at their local heritage railway. Information that had been eluding them for months virtually dropped into their laps… And better still, there was to be no trekking half way round the world to poke and probe their discovery either. With a significant birthday approaching and no, I hadn’t the audacity to ask which one, our Kirsteen was eager to relive her youth and what better way could there be, than to become the owner of a bay camper… Just like the five her parents had owned as she was growing up. Goodbye surfing the internet, the up-for-grabs bus was to be seen at a…