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VW Camper & Bus

September 2020

VW Camper & Bus magazine is the number one worldwide magazine dedicated to the iconic VW Camper. It contains everything any Bus fan would ever need to know including news and products, entertaining and knowledgeable history features to a useful step-by-step ‘How To' section. The magazine also includes a variety of readers' content from inspirational road trips and stories to features on everyday Camper Vans. It covers vehicles dating way back to the initial launch in 1950 up to the present and the very latest Camper available on the road today.

Pays:
United Kingdom
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Kelsey Publishing Group
Fréquence:
Monthly
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3 min.
under canvas?

We’ve just come back from our first proper camping trip for ages. We’d booked a holiday to Spain, but the flights had gone haywire and for one reason or another we decided to cancel. In case you didn’t know, I live in Brittany, so have access to some spectacularly good countryside, coast and campsites. We chose a site I’d been to before in my Beetle on the Côte D’Armor, the north coast, which is lovely and sunny, quiet and just a 10 minute walk from a sandy beach. It used to be a municipal site, I think, one that’s run to an extent by the local council, so it’s not expensive. At this point I have to confess that while I was in a VW (or two, to be precise, as we’re a…

7 min.
quality control

Ian Dyer from Hadleigh, Suffolk, is the proud owner of one of the nicest Westfalia Campers we’ve seen in quite some time. Ian told us, “Over the years I’ve owned Bays, Ghias, the odd Type 4 and 23 (maybe 24) Beetles.” He continued, “But then, back in 2009, I found myself without a project to tinker with, hence I started to look for a Camper.” Having followed up on a few leads, Ian turned his attention to the Internet and, one Sunday morning, spotted a solid but scruffy-looking ’71 Westfalia Campmobile on theSamba.com for just $1200. Ian laughed, “I didn’t hesitate – I just called the guy up, agreed a deal and wired over the money.” Only later did he realise that it was actually in Colorado... some 1200 miles from…

7 min.
news, views and products

E10 UPDATE What are the implications for older Bus owners of a higher ethane content unleaded arriving in 2021? In a move to further reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the UK government will be rolling out a ‘cleaner’ brew of unleaded fuel containing a higher concentration of ethanol. At present, unleaded contains up to 5% of ethanol (E5) but, as its name would suggest, E10 contains roughly twice that amount. E10 is already widely available in continental Europe, and recent consultations suggest that it could become the standard grade of petrol here next year. The government says its introduction could see emissions reductions equivalent to taking 350,000 cars off the road each year. So why worry? Well, ethanol isn’t great for older cars. And actually, it’s not brilliant for use in some newer cars, either. While…

1 min.
your shout

SHOW US YOURS My wife Sarah and I have owned Dolly, our 1976 Devon, since February 2007 and she has been our rolling project ever since. I always tell people it’s like having two hobbies – camping in summer and vehicle restoration in the winter! Dolly still has her Devon roof but the inside is all home made.The bunks have gone and in their place is a three-quarter width bunk bed for my daughter, Isabelle. I’ve replaced the front seats with ones from a MGF which I’ve had retrimmed with matching door cards, rear trim and rock and roll bed. The engine is a 1600 with twin Dell’Orto DRLA36 carbs and a Vintage Speed exhaust The early bumper conversion was done by the previous owner, however I have lifted the ride…

6 min.
generation game

More often than not the topic of a VW magazine feature is all about the vehicle. However, once in a while we like to flip things and write about the owner… especially when they happen to be a popular and colourful character like Kev Goldsmith. The fact that he also happens to own a very cool pair of Type 2s is an added bonus – so let’s get started! Back in the ’70s, Kev’s father picked up a ’52 RHD Split Window Beetle which was initially used as the family car and later became his pride and joy, which the family drove to various VW events across the country and on holidays, the roofrack loaded with camping equipment – it was exactly the sort of reliable vehicle that made the VW…

5 min.
perfect fusion

If you know about later vans, then you probably know about Vanworx and owner, Dave Garnsworthy. If you know Dave, then you’ll know Dave knows all there is to know about converting Transporters. The English language is something else, isn’t it? This sharper-than-a-double-edged-sword T6 204DSG 4motion is the perfect fusion of modern with a twist of classic for the dads. “I happened to have this Van in stock at a time when I was looking for a new Camper for my family that could also double up as a demonstrator,” recalls Dave. The plan was to do something a bit retro, with the factory white exterior looking cool and sharp on the outside and a throwback theme inside utilising genuine Westfalia cloth. As you can see, the mission statement was well…