VW Bus T4&5+

No. 115

This is the only magazine dedicated to the late model VW buses from the T4 and T5 on. The magazine acknowledges the evolution of the VW bus and spotlights where this symbol of freedom and adventure has now arrived: the T4 and T5 - taking their rightful place in the family of VW models and carrying on the tradition of quality and innovation that is the ever iconic VW Bus.

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This issue contains a report on the amazing Camper Calling festival that we held over the August bank holiday weekend. I am writing this immediately after our Camper Mart show, there should be a report on it in the next issue. I admit bias here, but the show seems to get better and better with every incarnation. The display vehicles were amazing this year, the traders were busy, VDub Radio again provided the excellent soundtrack and the visitors I spoke to, and there were many, were happy to be back out in the world and enjoying a show again. In between these I went to Busfest, another to have an upcoming show report. My point to all this is simple, it really is beginning to feel a bit more ‘normal’.…

8 minutos
bus brief

Production Starts Multivan Is Go The new Multivan is still the cause of much angst on social media. It is not, as some suggest the new T7, it is a slightly smaller people carrying model, that slots into a gap in VW’s product range. The first production Multivans are now coming off the line, marking the first time that a Multivan with a plug-in hybrid engine has been built in Hannover. As well as the new drive system, the new Multivan provides greater comfort and safety, plus it has an innovative interior. Based on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB), conceptually, this is a fair sized leap: included for the first time in the drive system programme is a plug-in hybrid. Also included is a new evolutionary stage of connected driver assist, and the…

6 minutos
thriller in manila

When Clare and her wife, Carol, first got into vans they bought a Caddy and converted that. It was a 1.9 PD non-turbo version and Clare did the conversion herself. The couple had some of the best holidays they have ever had in that van, but after a few years decided to look for something with a little more space. The Caddy didn’t go far though, as Clare’s daughter, Chloe, and her partner, Liam, bought it, as they were keen to stay over at events. Liam owns a much-modified Mk6 Golf R that has won quite a few trophies and even graced the cover of Fast Car magazine. Clare bought another Caddy, this time a Maxi, and using the knowledge she’d gained from the previous build, proceeded to convert the new…

8 minutos
tillys travels

My girlfriend Emma and I are from Wimborne, a beautiful rural area in Dorset. Usually, our summers are filled with trips to the amazing coastlines of Cornwall and Devon, with its charming little fishing villages. However, this year we fancied a new, different type of adventure. We were originally planning on a trip around Wales in Tilly, our trusty 2004 T5 Camper. But after seeing so many posts on Facebook regarding the NC500, we plumped for this epic trip, which is around a 2000 mile round-trip from our Dorset base. Along the route we will take in the Lake District, and the famous A82 skirting Loch Lomond to Loch Ness, before finally actually starting the official NC500 route from Inverness, East to west. There seems to be a big debate around…

9 minutos
red admirable

A lot of the wonderful vans that have graced the pages of this magazine have started life as a commercial panel van and then been converted to a camper, either DIY style or by a conversion company. Some have started as builder’s vans, some as Kombis and some were campers right from the off. This one’s a little unusual though. Chris acquired the T4 in March 2020 just before the world descended into chaos and the great toilet roll shortage of 2020 began. You might notice I’m deliberately not mentioning the cause of the chaos, as quite frankly I’m sick of hearing about it and its time we got back to more important things like talking about and featuring your lovely buses. The couple had a simple, but quite strict list of…

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camper calling

If you’ve felt the calling, you’ll already know that it takes place at the glorious Ragley Hall, just outside the Birmingham outer relief ring road, the M42. It’s limited to 20,000 people which qualifies it as a ‘smaller’ music festival. It’s one of many such events that seem to be occurring at the moment with the majority of the performers coming from the nostalgia circuit. Having said that, there are the notable oddities who will squeeze CC onto a proper tour to promote a new album, Sunday headliners, the Manic Street Preachers for example released their latest album just days after appearing at the festival. Or in the case of Saturday night headliner’s Supergrass, who were playing to celebrate the fact that they’d finally got back together after a break…