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Volkswagen Camper and Commercial 119

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 Well what a Camper Jam that was! The biggest and smoothest yet, the sun shone, the Bus Nation celebrated, much fun was had by all. There’s a full report inside this issue and next month will have our special freebie Camper Jam supplement packed with more pictures! As I am busy writing this (always the last job before uploading to design), it has just been announced that 2040 will mark the end of new diesel and petrol cars! I wonder what the future holds for all our classic VWs? Are we moving to the German model where old-timers are regulated, licenced, and have restricted mileage and use along with requirements about originality? Doubtless old splits…

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sonora the samba

Built in April 1965 as a 7 seater walkthrough sunroof Deluxe and finished in the classic colours of Sealing Wax Red / Beige Grey, it was exported to California and was rediscovered in 2006 rusting / next to a barn in Missouri. It had been last registered in 1985 and, as nothing is known about its past, one can only speculate as to why it was stored for so many years. The couple who discovered and bought it soon realised however that the rust repairs and restoration required was well above their skill level and, after a couple estimates from local shops, they decided to sell it to someone who wanted to restore it and had the skills and patience. The couple who discovered and bought it soon realised however that…

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news and products

Got any goodies you want to show us? All submissions are gratefully received. Be it news, an event, new products… we’ll do our very best to let everybody else know about it too. Email editor@volkswagencamper.co.uk, or if you want to be traditional about the whole affair: Address Editor, VW Camper & Commercial, Jazz Publishing The Old School Higher Kinnerton Chester CH4 9AJ T3 (T25) Goodies From Campervan Culture Campervan Culture have some new lines of particular interest to T3 owners. First up is their own fitting brackets and ARB awing from Australia bundle priced at £369.99. The 2500mm x 2500mm ARB awning comes with a CVC designed gutter mounted fitting kit designed to make sure the awning doesn’t catch the side door of the van and keeps the awning as close to the Westfalia pop top…

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show diary

SEPTEMBER 1st-3rd September FIELD OF DREAMS AIRCOOLED VW FESTIVAL Escrick Park Estate, Escrick, York www.classicvolks.com/vwfieldofdreams.html 8th-10th September BUSFEST Three Counties Showground Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW www.busfest.org 8th-10th September BUDEL:THE SIR COOLED EVENT Geuzendijk, Budel , Holland www.beautifulbudel.nl 10th September VW AIRCOOLED TRAVELLER Worksop Market Square www.facebook.com/aircooledtraveller 15th-17th September VDUBS IN THE VALLEY Bridgnorth, Shropshire www.vdubsinthevalley.co.uk 15th-17th September GRILL-N-CHILL The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent www.grill-n-chill.co.uk 15th-17th September DONCASTER VW FESTIVAL Parklands Sports Club, Doncaster www.doncastervwfestival.com 22nd-24th September DUBS INT DALES Camp Katur, The Camp Hill Estate, Bedale www.dubsintdales.co.uk 22nd-24th September RETRO DUB SUFFOLK Bentwaters Parks, Rendlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk www.retrodub-suffolk.co.uk 22nd-24th September SPLITS AT THE LAKE Strandbad, Nuenen, Netherlands www.spijlbustreffen.nl/blog/ 22nd-24th September FNL (FIRST N LAST) VW SHOW Treen Farm Campsite, Cornwall, TR196LF http://bestwickbiker.wixsite.com/ fnlfestival 24th September BERKELEY VW SHOW Berkeley Castle, Glos OCTOBER 6th-8th October OKTOBERFEST River Dart Country Park, Devon www.oktoberfestuk.com 7th October BRIGHTON BREEZE www.brightonbreeze.co.uk 13th-15th October DONNY DUBZ PRESENTS: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DUBZ Hayfield lodge, Doncaster www.facebook.com/Donny-dubzpresents-night-of-the-livingdubz-256433378072348/ 28th-30th October HERMANNS HALLOWEEN CAMPOUT Lincolnshire Showground, Linclon www.hermannshalloween.co.uk…

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upcoming shows

Dubs Int Dales 22nd – 24th September Camp Katur, The Camp Hill Estate, Bedale Camp Kátur is set within the beautiful 250 acre Camp Hill Manor Estate of North Yorkshire and known as the home of outdoor adventure. The location plays host to this laid back family friendly, relaxed show, now in its sixth year. As well as the usual trade stands, live music, family fun activities and show n shine, Dubs in’t Dales also holds a Saturday evening scenic cruise / rundfahrt around the local sites and the dales, with stop offs for photo opps and at a local pub! In addition to all the usual VW show activities you can also take advantage of the many outdoor adventure activities on site, including Aerial Extreme High Ropes, Zip Wire, Quad Treks…

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baby blue bay

Mark Jones had long admired his mate’s Bay camper so when he spotted one for sale on EBay that looked tidy back in 2005, he decided to check it out instead of just putting in a blind bid. It had been stood on the owner’s driveway for several years but looked quite sound despite needing new paint and interior. He decided to take a chance, put in a cheeky bid of £1,100 and at 4am when the auction closed he found he had won it! However, after picking the van up Mark says, “I realised I had maybe bitten off more than I could chew as all the new panels that had been replaced were actually fitted over the old rusty ones!” Despite this, Mark started the process of stripping it…

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