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Volkswagen Camper and Commercial 116

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 Stanford Hall is imminent as I write this – a sign that spring is here and summer is just around the corner! For me it’s always preceded by the annual SSVC get together at Victoria Farm prior to the legendary Split Bus convoy down the A5 to the show. Whilst we no longer are able to take part in the convoy it still stirs emotions to see so many old buses trundling down the road as far as the eye can see! We took advantage of what promised (and turned out) to be a very unseasonal hot and sunny weekend just before Easter and headed off to the North Norfolk coast in the California and used…

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so – it’s a 44!

Let’s be honest, extant examples of the Westfalia SO42, produced between 1965 and ’67, are ten-a-penny. They are well designed, beautifully crafted and good ones are worth a fortune, but whether built for the European market or offered as a Campmobile in the USA, survivors are numerous. Not so the sibling SO44 as featured here, and perhaps best described as a bulkhead design. Thanks to the substantial, even overbearingly bulky, piece of furniture which houses washing facilities and ‘cool-boxes’. There’s also a full-length wardrobe, both of which are sited immediately to the rear of the bulkhead and totally dominate the internal layout. Access from the cab to the living area is simply ‘verboten’. With, in essence, all the furniture to the fore, there is plenty of room in an SO44 for the…

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news and products

Reproduction Tax Discs Creative Tax Discs produce superb quality, customised, reproduction Tax Discs that cover the whole of the period they were in use in Great Britain. Right from 1921, when they were first introduced, to 2015 when they were axed. They can recreate any style, from any period with incredible authenticity and thereby provide you with the perfect way to apply that finishing touch to any classic vehicle. Their website is fascinating. As you might expect, it has a complete history of the British Tax Disc, as well as providing lists of styles, colours and costs over the years. However, there’s a lot more to the website than you might expect. Watch out for surprises. There are some little gems in there specifically designed to tickle your funny bone. These guys are really…

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show diary

JULY 7th/9th July CAMPER JAM Weston Park, Shropshire www.camperjam.com 7th/9th July CAMPER MARMALADE Hailsham, East Sussex BN246SJ www.campermarmalade.co.uk 7th/9th July THE GREAT BRITISH CAMPOUT The Plough Events Centre, Farcet Fen, Peterborough www.thegreatbritishcampout.co.uk 7th/9th July BUNDLE O` DUBZ South Woodham Ferrers, Essex www.vwbod.co.uk 9th July DUB FICTION SHOW 2017 Bull i’ th’ Thorn, Hurdlow, Buxton, Derbyshire www.dubfiction.co.uk 14th/16th July DUBDAYZ SUMMERFEST MFN Nottingham NG16 3JE www.dubdayz.com 14th/16th July VOLKSPOWER Redcar Rugby Club www.volkspower.co.uk 14th/16th July DORSET VOLKSFEST Pikes Farm, Organford www.dorsetvolksfest.co.uk 15th/16th July VOLKS WEALD Pnshurst Place Kent www.volksweald.co.uk 21st/23rd July BUG JAM Santa Pod Raceway www.bugjam.com 21st/23rd July DUBSATTHECASTLE Caildcot www.dubsatthecastle.co.uk 22nd/23rd July ROUTE 90 VW SHOW Dunfermline facebook.com/route90vwshow 28th/30th July DUB ODYSSEY Rackford Meadows, North Anston, Sheffield www.dubodyssey.com 28th/30th July CHILLI FARM FESTIVAL Coldred, CT15 5AH www.chillifarmfestival.com 28th/30th July DUBSATTHEBEACH Paignton www.dubsatthebeach.co.uk 28th/30th July DUBTOBERFEST Cheltenham Racecourse www.dubtoberfest.co.uk 28th/30th July KENT VW FESTIVAL Sandwich show ground www.kentvwfestival.org.uk 31st July/6th August DUBSTOCK Upper Hill, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0JZ www.dubstock.co.uk 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 contact:editor@volkswagencamper.co.uk…

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upcoming shows

Just Kampers Open Day 2017 marks the 10th annual Just Kampers Open Day, held at JK HQ in Odiham, Hampshire. The JK Open Day is held on Saturday 17th June 2017, but tickets allow you to camp at the event from the afternoon of Friday 16th through to Sunday 18th and take full advantage of the beautiful local scenery, as well as the on-site amenities and rural surroundings. 100% of the money raised through the sale of these camping tickets goes to Cancer Research UK, which is JK’s chosen charity. The camping ticket allows one campervan / motorhome / vehicle and tent and up to four people to camp for all three days, and is a great way to help raise funds to fight cancer. Showers, toilets and fresh water are all…

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up to date brazilian style!

The fun part for me has turned out to be how we have made the bus our own with many personal touches. I had originally seen the camper for sale on ebay and had enquired about its service history and condition. I went down for a look and took it for a test drive. Even though the interior was a ‘little bit dated’, I could see the potential and a deal was struck. It was an interesting experience driving it back along the M6, there was a lot of weaving about!” The T2c is the final incarnation of the T2, made in Brazil with a noticeably taller 10 cm raised roofline. The bus is a 2001 T2c. For readers unfamiliar with the nomenclature, the T2a is the ‘early’ bay, the T2b is…

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