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Volkswagen Camper and CommercialVolkswagen Camper and Commercial

Volkswagen Camper and Commercial 115

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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welcome

Email editor@volkswagencamper.co.uk Address Editor, VW Camper & Commercial, Jazz Publishing The Old School Higher Kinnerton Chester CH4 9AJ www.volkswagencamper.co.uk I am writing this on the first day of Spring (which will have well and truly sprung by the time you actually read this) – the sky is blue, the birds are singing, the trees are coming into blossom, the tulips and daffodils are bringing much needed splashes of colour after a drab, grey winter – so why am I not out in the bus enjoying it all? PAUSE… I am now continuing this on the second day of Spring, having decided yesterday sod work, and blatting off in the Cali to Coombe Abbey Park to watch the herons and get a dose of Vitamin D instead! Just as well ‘cos today is cold and wet…

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’57 heaven

After the drab and austere war post war years, in the Fifties two tone paint and shiny chrome had a resurgence of interest, notably for extravagant luxury cars in the USA. Two colour cars brought brightness into people’s lives and were a sign of increasing affluence and a classy status symbol – a symbol of better times. This stunning example was built in January 1957, finished in the distinctive and classic Chestnut Brown over Sealing Wax Red and with factory fitted Safari Windscreens + 6 pop out side windows It was this thinking that VW quickly understood when they launched the new Microbus models in 1951. From the outset they wanted to give a less utilitarian look to their new up-market range, whilst the workhorse Kombis and Panels were mono-colour, the new…

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news and products

Let There Be Light JK’s Flexible Reading Light J41411 Most of us could use a little extra light in our campers, and this is such a good way of getting it. This new black aluminium LED Reading Light (a silver version is also available) has 12 bright LED bulbs and a flexible neck that you can angle around. The best bit, though, is that you can charge up to two mobile devices or tablets through the integrated USB ports. It also features a three position switch for 100% light, 50% light, and off settings, and is supplied with 2 meters of lead terminated with a Loox 12 volt connector Price: £19.50 For more information or to order ring 0345 121 5656 or go to www.justkampers.com Devon Aluminium Lipped Table Edge Trim & Colour Insert This…

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show diary the months ahead

MAY *NEW EVENT 19th – 21st May VANGOLLEN BANDS AND VANS FESTIVAL New Music and VW Camper festival featuring Razorlight, The Christians, Icicle Works and more! Llangollen, Wales www.vangollen.com JUNE 2nd June THE WESTEST VW FEST Dews Lake Farm, Pembrokeshire, Wales www.thewestestvwfest.simplesite.com 4th June VW EXPO STONOR PARK Henley on Thames www.abvwc.co.uk 9th-11th June BRISTOL VOLKSFEST Birches Farm, Bristol www.bristolvolksfest.co.uk 9th-11th June ALIVE & V-DUBBIN Haughley Park, Suffolk, IP14 3JY www.aliveandvdubbin.co.uk 16th-18th June THE BUS STOPOVER Uttoxeter Racecourse, Staffs www.thebusstopover.co.uk 16th-18th June DUBS ON THE WYE Ross on Wye, Herefordshire Facebook.com/ events/1633825036908717 16th-18th June MIGHTY DUB FEST Alnwick Castle, Northumberland www.mightydubfest.co.uk *NEW EVENT 16th-18th June NORTH DEVON DUB FESTIVAL Ilfracombe Holiday Park www.northdevondubfest.com 17th-18th June BATTLESBRIDGE VW SHOW Battlesbridge Essex 17th-18th June CUMBRIA VAG Westmoreland County Showground Kendal , Cumbria LA7 7EE www.cumbriavag.co.uk 22nd June DRIVE YOUR VW TO WORK DAY GLOBAL www.ploon.nl/int-vw-day 23rd-25th June HESSISCH VINTAGE VW SHOW Hessisch Oldendorf, Germany www.uraltkaefer.de 23rd-25th June VDUB AT THE PUB FESTIVAL Wimbourne, Dorset, BH21 1EH www.vdubatthepub.com JULY 7th-9th July CAMPER JAM Weston Park, Shropshire www.camperjam.com For full listings visit www.vwshows.com Please check details/ dates with organisers before setting off! If you have a show and want it listed please…

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upcoming shows

Party In The Park Saturday 24th June; Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire LE176LZ Husbands Bosworth Festival and Party in the Park is back for its 13th year on Saturday June 24th. This charity event goes from strength to strength raising money for local groups. What started off with a lone VW camper now sees them coming from far and wide, with a great mix of campers from splits and bays up to the new water cooled VWs. They have grown in numbers over the years to become a major part of this charity festival alongside the vintage and classic cars and bikes, military vehicles, tractors and the odd steam engine thrown in for good measure! Live music throughout the day and evening, beer and tea tent with refreshments available on the Saturday only. Over…

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delta lady

Sean Kirkland is one very lucky VW enthusiast. After being knocked over by a light blue Beetle at the tender age of 10 and living to tell the tale, his Mother has always blamed his enthusiasm for VWs by saying that it was literally knocked into his head from an early age! And guess what, his first car was both a Beetle and light blue ... that is until he re-sprayed the 1300 yellow and gave it the Callook treatment. Skirmishes with other VWs followed, including a black Beetle bought specifically to ‘do up and sell’, but by this time Mr Kirkland had hit on another idea. Unfortunately, there was one obstacle to achieving his goal ... he had the hard task of persuading his wife Karon that her first…

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